Copy/Clone Ext4 Partition to Another Drive Securely

July 16, 2018

Want to copy Ext4 partition to SSD or another new hard drive? You can refer to this article and learn how to copy Ext4 partition easily and securely.

Why do you need to copy Ext4 partition?

Copy partition means to make a duplication for the partition. You may need to copy Ext4 partition under the two situations below.

1. Ext File System is the default file system format for Linux distributions. Many users would like to dual boot their computer by installing Linux system and Windows on the same computer. In some cases, you may need to copy Ext4 partition in order to transfer data from Windows partition to Linux partition.

2. Also, there is some case when you want to format Ext4 partition to another File System, it is essential for you to copy the partition to another safe place in order to avoid data loss.

Best EXT4 partition cloning software

As you can see that copying/cloning partition is one of the best ways to keep data safe as well as to transfer data from one location to another location. But you still need partition cloning software. To copy EXT4 partition, it is recommended to use AOMEI Backupper Standard.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is one of the best partition cloning software. It is free for Windows PC users and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. The Partition Clone feature allows you to clone a single partition without losing data.

Easy steps to copy Ext4 partition

Step 1. Download free AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition, install and launch it on your Windows computer. At the main interface, click Clone and select Partition Clone.

Partition Clone

Step 2. At next page, select the source partition. Here we clone the G partition to the new drive, click G: and then click Next.

Source Partition

Step 3. Select another location as destination path and click Next. Here we select F: as destination location.

Destination Path

Tips: When you click Next, it will pop out a window to remind you that after performing the operation, the partition (F:) will be overwritten or deleted, so they suggest you to backup the files first if there are some important data on this partition.

Step 4. Then, you will go to Operation Summary page. If there is no problem you can click Start Clone to launch the progress.

Operation Summary

Tips: There are three more settings at the bottom of the page.

  • Edit the size of partition: You can edit the size of partition so that it will in the best status after cloning.

  • Sector by sector clone: If you would like to clone every byte on the partition, you can check the box “Sector by sector clone”.

  • Align partition to optimize for SSD: If the target partition is an SSD, you can check the box “Align partition to optimize for SSD”. It will optimize the performance of the SSD.


With the help of AOMEI Backupper Standard, you can copy/clone Ext4 partition without efforts. If you need to clone the whole hard drive, you can use Disk Clone feature. The advanced version even allows you to clone system drive only.

It is not only a partition cloning software but also amazing backup and restore software. You can use it to create a system image backup, disk backup, file backup, partition backup, etc. With the image backup, you can easily restore your computer to the previous state.