AOMEI Partition Assistant’s copy with sector by sector function is designed to create backup for a
given partition/disk. With the help of this feature, you can manually copy the data and files from
one disk or partition to another without data loss.
A sector by sector copy ensures that destination partition/hard disk
is exactly the same as source partition/hard disk. It will copy all the sectors no
matter it is used or not, even if the sector is blank or it is a logically bad
sector. As a result, the target will be equal in size to the disk being copied after
the process. This feature is very practical when one wants to make an entire clone
for their partition or disk.
Before you do
When you do sector by sector copy for a partition, you must store
the copy to an unallocated space. If there is no unallocated space, you could delete
or shrink other partitions to create an unallocated space. (Note: sector by sector
copy for disk needs no unallocated space.)
The destination partition/disk should be equal or larger than
Before you perform this operation, Backup or transfer the vital
document from destination partition/disk, because they will be overwrote after
sector by sector copy.
“Sector by Sector Copy” will copy not only the used sector, but
also the unused sector, so it will take longer time than “Copy Disk Quickly” and
“Copy Partition Quickly”.
To copy with sector by sector
Step 1. Open AOMEI Partition Assistant and look at the
Wizards on the lefts side of the main window. Choose "Disk Clone Wizard" or "Partition Clone Wizard".
Note: Since disk copy shares the same operating steps with
partition copy, we will only demonstrate partition copy through the rest of steps.
Step 2. Look at the Partition copy wizard, there are two
options - "Copy Partition Quickly" and "Sector by Sector Copy". Choose the second option
and click “Next” to continue.
Step 3. As a result of Step 2, you will get a new window as
below. Choose a source partition and then click “Next”. (as you can see from
the following screenshot, I choose D partition as source partition)
Step 4. Choose a destination partition. You can only choose
an unallocated space as the destination Partition. Click “Next” to go to next
Step 5. Put the mouse on F partition, you will see a cross
arrow. You can specify the location of F partition by dragging it left or right.
Click “Finish” to continue.
Step 6. Click “Apply” to execute all the operations.
If you copy system partition/disk the operation need to be
completed under the PreOS Mode.
Here we have another software that can do Partition Clone or
Partition Copy, that is AOMEI Backupper. Moreover, this
software also provides Disk Imaging and Partition Imaging functions to help you
realize disk/partition backup and disk/partition migration.