Guide│Clone SD Card in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 easily

If you want to clone SD card Windows 11/10 to transfer or back up data on the card, you can try the freeware: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which allows you to clone SD card to another smaller or larger SD card on a Windows computer.


By Emily / Updated on May 27, 2024

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When need to clone SD card on Windows?

“Hello, experts, I can't find a way to clone an SD card inserted into my device to another one? (Ideally sector by sector). Is this possible? If possible, how do I clone my SD card step by step? I'm running Windows 10. Thanks!”

SD Cards

The SD card is a kind of non-volatile memory card, which is widely used in portable devices such as Android phones, digital cameras, media players, video game consoles, and more. It provides a quite convenient way to store files, but you might need to clone SD card on Windows to:

①Make a complete data backup
If everything on the SD card is important, cloning this entire SD card to another disk will make a complete data backup, effectively avoiding data loss or damage.

②Upgrade or replace SD card
If the current SD card capacity cannot satisfy your needs anymore, you can clone SD card to a larger one for upgrading while keeping precious data safe. Or when your current SD card is about to fail, cloning it to another good SD card can help replace it without losing data.

③Transfer files faster than copy & paste
Cloning an SD card to another one is also an effective way of transferring all files from one location to another. It is much faster than manually copying and pasting files one by one.

Freeware to clone SD card to smaller/larger SD card

SD card cloning is the process by that you make a replica of everything on a different disk or drive. The process might cost time and effort, but it is always worth it. Well then, how do you clone an SD card? It will be an easy task with the right disk cloning utility. Here we would like to recommend you use AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

This free SD card cloning software allows you to clone non-bootable and bootable SD card with two different clone methods:

✦ Clone Disk Quickly: only copy the used space of the disk to another one, and you can adjust partition size during the cloning process. In this way, you can clone an SD card to a smaller SD card.
✦ Sector-by-sector Clone: clone every sector of the disk to the destination disk no matter whether the sector is used or not. This method requires the destination SD card is larger than, at least equal to, the source SD card. So you can clone an SD card to a larger SD card.

Tutorial: Clone SD card for free on Windows 11/10/8/7 

Now we will show you how to clone an SD card in a Windows computer step by step. 

 Back up everything on the destination drive, because the cloning operation will erase data saved on it.
 Make sure the destination location has enough space to hold all data on the source SD card you will clone.
 Prepare an SD card reader to plug your SD card into it and connect this reader to your Windows PC.
 The free standard version only supports cloning MBR SD card to MBR disk. If you are going to clone the MBR SD card to GPT, or GPT to MBR/GPT, please upgrade to the Professional version.

Then you can download and install the free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard on your computer and check out how to clone SD card step by step.

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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, click "Clone" in the main interface and select "Clone Disk".

Disk Copy

Step 2. Choose the SD card that you need to clone as the source disk and click "Next".

Copy Disk in Windows 10 Quickly

Step 3. Select the destination drive to store the data on the source drive, and then click "Next".

Seleect Destination Disk

Step 4. Then, you can check the source and destination drive in the next window or change to “Sector to Sector clone”, and click the "Confirm" button to continue if there is no problem.

Edit Disk



Step 5. At last, click "Apply" and "Proceed" in the main interface to start cloning the hard drive.


When done, the SD card has been cloned to another data storage device. Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is also able to wipe SD card completely to prevent private files from leakage.


What does it mean to clone an SD card?

SD card cloning is the process of copying everything of an SD card, not just its files. This process serves multiple purpose such as data protection, system recovery, device enhancement, and data migration.

Can I copy files from SD card?

Yes, you can copy files from your SD card. Just open the SD card directory or folder, copy files or drag files and paste in the directory or folder you want to move them to.

How do I clone my SD card to a bigger one?

Here is quick access to clone your SD card to a larger one: connect both of the SD cards to your computer > open AOMEI Partition Assistant and go to the Clone feature > select the cloning methods and the SD cards that you want to clone > then, follow the prompt to finish the cloning process.

Sum up

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard offers a free way to clone SD card on Windows. Besides, it is not just designed for cloning SD cards, and it is also able to format 64GB SD card to FAT32, format RAW SD cards, fix SD card errors, convert SD cards between FAT32 and NTFS without losing data, etc.

If you want to experience more advanced functions including extending system partition, allocating free space from one drive to another, converting system disk from MBR to GPT for Windows 11, and more, you can make use of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

Emily · Staff Editor
Emily is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; she has a great passion for providing easy solutions for people to tackle with all disk or partition management problems. In addition to writing articles about disk/partition management, she also edits great tutorials on how to back up and restore disk for data security. In her spare time, she loves to learn computer skill to improve herself or stay with her family to enjoy a good day.