By Helen / Last Updated February 26, 2020

Why copy a disk?

Disk copy is the process of copying the entirety of one hard drive to another. Copy isn't the same as backing up. When a drive is copied, you have an exact copy of everything that was on it – the operating system, the software and all of the files included.

You may wan to copy your hard disk to another one for the following reasons: you experienced a hardware failure or your current hard disk is running out of space or you are preparing to upgrade your tiny old disk to a spacious one. No matter for what reason, this article is going to demonstrate how to copy a disk to another with copy disk freeware without reinstalling OS.

Free Disk Copy Software Copy Disk

Hard disk copy is an easy process that anyone can complete with a professional copying disk freeware—AOMEI Partition Assistant, an all-in-one and easy-to-use disk management tool.

Tip: Here source disk is the drive you want to make a copy of, and destination disk is the drive you want to copy everything to.

Step 1: Launch Partition Assistant, click the source disk and select "Clone Disk" option in the left menu.

Disk Clone

Step 2: In the pop-up window, there are two methods to clone hard drive, "Clone Disk Quickly" (only copy the used space) and "Sector by sector clone" (copy the entire disk no matter it is used or not). Choose the one that is fit for you, and click "Next".

Clone Method

Step 3: Next, select the destination disk and then click "Next".

Select Destination Disk

Step 4: In this window, there are 3 ways for you to adjust the partition size on the destination disk: Clone without resizing partition (the same as the source disk), Fit partitions to entire disk (the program automatically adjusts the rest size of volume to fit the entire disk); Edit partitions on this disk (resize volume manually). Choose one and click "Next".

Edit Disk

Step 5: Click "Apply" on the toolbar to commit the operations after ensuring the changes.


Now you know how to clone your hard drive, so download this tool to copy your disk easily.