By AOMEI / Last Updated March 22, 2017

Overview of Acronis True Image Data Backup and Migration Software

Since its foundation in 2003, Acronis focuses on backup and disaster recovery software based on disk imaging technology. As a provider of disk cloning and imaging solution, the company continues going from strength to strength over these years. The leading data migration software Acronis True Image uses full-system image backup technology to provide data protection for Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX operating system.

There is no doubt that Acronis True Image has made a big achievement of data migration, backup and restore in the market. However, Acronis True Image is mainly designed for enterprises with big data to protect. And the newly released Acronis True Image 2017 is subscription-based software plus service and it means that you need to buy the service again and again. If you are looking for a free data migration and disk cloning tool for Windows, here AOMEI Backupper Standard is the best Acronis True Image alternative.

AOMEI Backupper Standard- the Best Free Acronis Data Migration Alternative

AOMEI Backupper is complete and secure disk cloning and system imaging solution for Microsoft Windows users. The backup program is the major software produced by AOMEI company, which has downloaded and recommended by thousands of million users. AOMEI Backupper Standard is the free version of AOMEI Backupper, which allows you to migrate partitions and disk data, upgrade hard drive with faster SSD easily. As the most simplistic user interface and easiest free pc backup software, AOMEI Backupper Standard is, of course, the best free Acronis Data Migration alternative.

How to Migrate Disk Data With Free Acronis Data Migration Alternative

Here we take migrating hard disk data to another disk as an example, say migrating data in Disk0 to Disk2. Firstly, download the freeware, install and launch it.

Step1: Select Clone tab in the left and choose Disk Clone.

Clone Main Interface

Step2: Select the source disk you want to migrate the data and click Next; since we need to clone Disk0, choose Disk0 as the source disk;

Select Source Disk

Step3: Select the destination disk to clone Disk0, here choose Disk2 and click Next;

Choose Destination Disk

Step4: From the following step, you need to make sure the operation summary and if there is no problem, just click Start Clone;

Operation Summary


Pay attention to the three functions in the Operation Summary on the left bottom if you need some advanced features to adjust the destination disk partitions.

  • Edit partitions on the destination disk: if you don’t want to make any changes with your destination disk, you can choose Copy without resizing partitions; if the destination disk has unallocated space and you can pick Fit partition to entire disk function and appropriate for the whole disk size; if you want to use Edit partitions on this disk feature, you need to upgrade to the professional edition to try it.
  • Sector by sector clone: if your destination disk is smaller than your source disk, you’d better not tick this option since it will clone all sectors to destination disk. It usually takes a longer time.
  • Align partition to optimize for SSD: from the words’ meaning, if the destination disk you choose is SSD, ticking this function can accelerate the writing and reading speed for SSD.

Step5: Finally, it will be executed immediately and finished soon. Just click Finish when the disk clone progress completes.

Finish Disk Clone;

Bear it in mind that all data in the destination disk will be overwritten if you use the clone function. You must backup the important data before cloning execution. As the best free Acronis data migration alternative for windows users, AOMEI Backupper Standard is not only a disk cloning tool, but also an outstanding windows imaging utility. You can create disk backup image so that you can restore all the data from the image file if need in the future.