By Teresa / Last Updated November 20, 2019

About Western Digital Drives

Western Digital (WD) is one of the largest hard drive manufacturers around the world, and their internal and external disks are widely used on many popular name brands of computers such as HP, Acer and so on, both laptop and PC.

Some types of Western Digital hard drives are quite popular among users, for instances, WD Blue 4TB drives are famous for best capacity, and WB Black 6TB drives are known as best speed. Also, if you're looking for the best budget, the WD Blue 1TB drives might be your best choice.

Thus, hot words, for example, Western Digital clone, are often searching for different kinds of users.

Wd Blue

How to Clone WD Disk?

Clone disk means copy everything on the disk including the operating system, configuration settings, applications, personal data to another hard drive you were chosen. You may need to clone hard drive when you want to upgrade the old disk to a new one, replace the small hard drive with a larger one, transfer the drive to a smaller one, or make a duplication of your hard drive for the emergent environment.

No matter what the motivation is, that’s matter less. What matters most is to choose a comprehensive free WD disk or SSD cloning software to achieve the goal to get peace in mind.

Fortunately, you can try all-in-one freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard. Firstly, it provides powerful features for you. You can not only clone disk but also clone partition/volume. Secondly, you can do three levels of image compression are in your choice. Thirdly, this program supports all popular operating systems, such as Windows 7/8/8.1/10/XP/Vista. Feel free to download AOMEI Backupper Standard to your PC.

WD disk clone with AOMEI Backupper

Notes: The hard drive used as destination location should be connected to your PC in advance. The destination hard drive will be overwritten, backup important files if necessary.

To clone Western Digital hard disk step by step:

1. Install and launch it. Select Disk Clone in the Clone tab.

Disk Clone

2. Select the Source Disk.

Select Source Disk

3. Select the Destination Disk.

Select Destination Disk

4. Confirm the Operation Summary, and then click Start Clone.

Start Clone

5. (Optional) If you just cloned system disk, you have two methods to ensure secure boot. The first method is to shut down your machine, disconnect current hard drive and keep only cloned disk connected and then boot. The second one is to reboot your PC and enter into BIOS to change the boot priority to the cloned disk.

Helpful Tips:

1. This program clones existing data which is used space only on the disk in by default. If you want to clone deleted data, you might want to check Sector by sector clone. This option offers every sector cloning, whether it is used or not.

2. It is recommended for check SSD Alignment if WD disk cloned to SSD drives. This function could improve the speed of read and write as well service time of SSD.

3. If you hit Edit Partitions, there are three options available and the last two features are only availble on the paid version, such as, AOMEI Backupper Professional.

  • Copy without resizing partitions (Do not do any changes).

  • Add unused space to all partitions (The destination disk partitions will be automatically re-sized to the entire disk, appropriate for the disk size).

  • Manually adjust partition size (Manually adjust the partition size and location by dragging a slider bar).

4. This version only supports cloning disk with the same partition tyle, such as, cloning GPT disk to GPT disk. If you want to clone GPT disk to MBR or migrate MBR disk to GPT, you could consider upgrading to AOMEI Backupper Professional.

The freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard, WD disk cloning software, allows you to clone the entire hard drive in only four steps. Apart from disk clone, you also can do other operations with those useful utilities. For instance, Create Bootable Rescue Media for disaster recovery, Windows 7/8/10/XP/Vista backup system, or Windows 10 backup boot disk. Meantime, do Automatic/Schedule Backup, Incremental & Differential Backup, File Sync etc.

If you want to protect unlimited computers within your company, you can pick AOMEI Backupper Technician. With the inbuilt AOMEI Image Deploy tool, you are also allowed to deploy/restore system image file on server-side computer to multiple client-side computers over network.