Why do you need to clone a hard disk?
Through cloning/ copying a hard disk, you can make a duplicate of your current hard disk. It’s a nice choice to duplicate your hard drive under the two following conditions:
Upgrade to SSD or larger disk without apps and OS reinstallation: If you want to replace your old hard disk with SSD or a larger disk while keeping all apps & current OS, you can copy disk to transfer all data, including OS to another one.
Back up your system and data for safety: Through disk copy, you can get an exact backup of what stored on your hard disk in use. Thus you can quickly replace the original hard drive with the cloned one if the current disk is failing.
Without knowing the function of disk clone, I did suffer the tedious and tiresome work before. That happened when I just entered college and had my own PC. In order to avoid data loss due to my wrong operation since I was not familiar with using computer then, I decided to backup all the things on d disk to my USB flash drive. Then, I copied the files and folders one by one.
Why do you need to clone a partition?
Partition Clone can help you quick back up your important partition or migrate partition from one hard disk to another hard disk so as to prevent data loss from program error or some other accidental affairs. This function can be useful, either as a means of making a backup, or for distribution of an identical environment to multiple computers.
How to clone disks/partitions in AOMEI Partition Assistant?
Partition/Disk Clone Wizard provides efficient method to upgrade hard drive and copy partition/disk to another partition/disk. To make the two wizards work, following screenshot show you the access:
AOMEI Partition Assistant Disk Clone Wizard Brief Tutorial:
Step 1. Click "Disk Clone Wizard" and choose the proper method:
Step 2. In disk map, choose the source disk which need to backup:
Step 3. Choose the destination disk: (Note: The destination disk should be equal or larger than the source disk, all the data on the destination disk will be covered by the files on source disk, so, make sure there is no important data on it)
Step 4. Copy disk options:
Copy without resizing partitions: The source disk configuration will be copied on the new disk with same partitions size
Fit partitions to the entire disk: The partitions on the source disk will occupy the entire destination disk
Edit partition on this disk: You could change the partitions size on the new disk
Step 5. If you copy the disk contains system partition, you will receive the following message which guides you how to boot OS from the destination disk:
Step 6. Back to the main window, click "Apply" on the toolbar to commit the operations.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Partition Clone Wizard Brief Tutorial:
Step 1. Click "Partition Clone Wizard" and choose the proper method:
Step 2. Select the source partition, here we choose D partition to copy:
Step 3. Select the destination partition (The destination should be unallocated space which is equal or larger than the source partition):
Step 4. In the main window, you could define the new partition info:
Create as primary partition or logical partition in the drop-down menu
Change the default drive letter as you wish
Adjust the partition size by dragging
Step 5. Back to the main window, click "Apply" on the toolbar to proceed. After rebooting, you will see the changes: