Why do users want to clone hard drive to another hard drive? The main reason is to protect the data, replace the old disk and upgrade HDD to SSD. But how to choose the best one? The best clone hard disk software should be powerful that can solve many problems for you. AOMEI Partition Assistant should be the best cloning software for SSD and HDD that allows you to clone HDD from large disk to smaller. AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you to clone recovery partition to external hard drive and remove the original one to release a certain space of hard drive. You don’t have to copy the files and folders one by one. It is also easier and avoids you with repeated boring work.
Now AOMEI Partition Assistant 6.6 has released:
- Fully support exFAT file system, including create, delete, format, move, and copy the exFAT partition.
- The Windows PE bootable media created on 64-bit system support both UEFI and Legacy BIOS boot modes.
- Remove limitations on the restrictions/mobile system boot partitions in Windows 10, 1703 and later versions.
How to clone hard drive to another disk with AOMEI Partition Assistant?
Step 1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right-click the source hard disk (here is Disk 1) you want to copy and select “Copy Disk” in the drop-down menu. You can click “Migrate OS to SSD” instead if you only clone only system drive to the new disk.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, AOMEI Partition Assistant provides you with two methods for cloning hard disk: “Copy Disk Quickly” which only copies the used space of the disk. “Sector-by-Sector Copy” will help you to copy all sectors of the disk no matter whether it is used or not. Then click “Next” to continue(here we will take “Copy Disk Quickly” for example).
Step 3. Now select the destination disk to put the data on source disk on, then click “Next”. Here please pay attention to the target disk size, and make sure that its size is not less than the size of the data you are going to copy, at least equal to the latter.
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Step 4. In this window, this program allows you to adjust the partition size on the destination disk. There are three copy options to choose. After finishing the adjustment, please click “Next”.
Step 5. “Pending Operations” in the lower left corner can help you a preview. And you can commit the “Pending Operations” by clicking “Apply”.
In addition, to clone hard drive to another disk, AOMEI Partition Assistant also provides “partition copy wizard” for cloning a specific partition, make bootable media, convert dynamic disk to basic disk, convert NTFS to FAT 32, create a partition, and many more. AOMEI Partition Assistant is the most powerful and capable freeware disk partition utility, for Windows PC operating system, it supports to resize, move, extend, merge and split partitions without data loss to maximize disk space use, in order to obtain better performance.