Need to clone SSD to USB drive
Computer users all know that there are many situations that would lead your data loss, such as system crash, hard drive failure, unexpected deletion, etc. For protecting data safety on the SSD, many users would like to make a duplication of the SSD. Thus, when bad things happen, you won’t lose your data.
Cloning SSD to USB drive becomes a very popular way, because USB flash drive is cheap, tiny, portable. Part of people even would like to migrate SSD to USB drive and boot from the USB drive to free up more space on their SSD.
Well, can you clone SSD to external hard drive like USB drive, and then boot from it successfully?
Best disk cloning software for cloning SSD to USB drive
Fortunately, there is a way to clone SSD to USB drive. That is making use of the disk cloning software AOMEI Backupper. AOMEI Backupper is professional software for backup, restore, clone, etc.
It has several editions for different consumers. For Windows PC users, AOMEI Backupper Professional supports Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP; for Windows Server users, AOMEI Backupper Server is suitable. Learn more from edition comparison, and choose the right edition according to your requirements.
Wanna have a try? Download AOMEI Backupper now and check the following part to move SSD to USB drive step by step.
Steps to clone SSD to USB drive with AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper is easy to use due to its intuitive interface. Learn the simple steps to clone hard drive to USB flash drive below. Before you start, please:
- Make sure the USB drive is large enough to hold all data on the SSD.
- Connect your USB flash drive to your computer and confirm it is detected.
- Backup files on the USB drive if it is not empty, or you'll lose your data after cloning.
Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional. To clone hard drive to USB flash drive, here you need to select Disk Clone under Clone tab.
Step 2. Then, you should select the SSD as your source disk and click Next.
Step 3. After choosing the source disk, you need to select your USB external drive as the destination disk, and then click Next.
Step 4. Finally, you will move to the Operation Summary page. Click Start Clone to launch the progress.
With AOMEI Backupper, cloning SSD to USB drive only needs four simple clicks, and you can use the cloned USB drive to boot your computer by changing the boot order in BIOS.
Besides, AOMEI Backupper allows you to create bootable USB drive to boot your computer in case of boot failure. It is not only specialized disk cloning software, but also powerful software to help you backup system, create system repair disc, restore system to an earlier date, etc.