By Ivy / Last update December 8, 2020


Apricorn EZ Gig IV

Apricorn EZ Gig IV is a cloning software with data select for Windows to upgrade your hard drive to another. It is compatible with the latest Apricorn Upgrade products such as SATA Wire, mSATA Wire, Drivewire, EZ upgrade and Velocity Solo. It allows you to:

  • Clone hard drive to another including programs, documents, address books, email, system, and settings,.

  • Create bootable media.

  • Clone to smaller hard drive with Data Select feature. It will only clone Windows operating system and applications to another drive and keep the data stay on the original hard drive.


How to Upgrade Hard Drive with EZ GIG IV Cloning Software?

If you are using notebook or laptop, you could use the Notebook/laptop HDD upgrade kits ($29), including Apricorn’s SATAWire 3.0, Apricorn EZ GIG IV.

Notebook Laptop HDD Upgrade Kit 

To upgrade SSD in your Desktop, you could use the Desktop SSD upgrade kit ($49): Velocity Solo, Apricorn EZ GIG IV.

Desktop SSD Upgrade Kit Velocity Solo 

Then connect your hard drive or SSD with the computer using the Apricorn upgrade devices, and use the EZ GIG IV to clone hard drive to SSD:

Step 1. Open EZ GIG IV, select Start EZ GIG IV. then choose Lets Get Started >> button.

EZ GIG IV Get Started 

Step 2. Select the source disk, and click Next >.

Select Source Disk 

Step 3. Select the hard drive or SSD as destination disk and press Next >.

EZ GIG IV Select Destination Disk 

Step 4. On Data Select window, exclude the data folder you don’t want to clone, and click Next to continue.

Step 5. Press Start Clone to clone hard drive to another disk easily. 

However, If you did not connect the hard drive or SSD using Apricron upgrade devices, EZ GIG IV will show you the error: Device not found, EZ Gig IV was unable to find your Apricorn upgrade device, ....

EZ GIG IV Device Not Found 

Besides, you might get EZ Gig IV read errors, EZ GIG IV not recognize drive, Apricorn SATA Wire not recognized windows 10, even EZ GIG IV cloning failed or other errors. It’s quite inconvenience and not enough reliable. It’s time for a EZ Gig IV alternative.


Best EZ Gig IV Alternative - AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Professional is a powerful Apricorn cloning software to clone hard drive to larger one or smaller one without any issues, it designed for Windows PCs, like Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

You could see the difference between EZ GIG IV and AOMEI Backupper.



AOMEI Backupper Professional


$29 or $49


Supported OS


Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10


Disk Clone

System Clone

Clone to Smaller Disk

Create Bootable Media

Partition Clone


Sector by Sector Clone

Edit Partitions

System/Disk/Partition Backup


Full/Incremental/Differential Backup


Universal Restore


Real-Time Sync


Mirror Sync


Two-Way Sync


File/Folder Sync


Command Line Backup/Restore/Clone



  • - means does not support.

  • √ means supported.

The alternative to EZ Gig IV software - AOMEI Backupper recognizes any devices no matter what the connector is. And it’s highly recommended by millions of users due to its outstanding performance, comprehensive features, and intuitive interface.

Besides, you will find the following benefits:

  • Clone hard drive, partition or system as you want.

  • Clone hard drive to larger or smaller SSD. You could clone HDD to smaller SSD as long as the smaller SSD can store all the data from source disk, or try System Clone to migrate Windows operating system only.

  • Optimize overall performance for the SSD if you are cloning hard drive to SSD.

  • Edit Partitions to fully use the storage space on destination disk while cloning hard disk with different size, especially for cloning disk to larger disk.

Please download the Apricorn cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional 30-day free trial and have a try. (The clone features in free trial can only be demonstrated, please upgrade to enjoy)

Download Free Trial

Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP

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Clone Hard Drive to SSD with Apricorn EZ GIG Cloning Software

To make it clear for you how to clone hard drive to SSD in Windows 10, 8, 7, just see the following instuctions:

1. Connect your SSD using SATA to USB cable or via host, make it can be detected by Windows. And then launch the Apricorn cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional, Choose Disk Clone under Clone tab.

Choose Disk Clone 

2. Choose the hard drive (HDD) that you want to clone, and hit Next.

Choose Source Disk 

3. Select the SSD as the destination disk and press Next.

Choose Destination Partitioned HDD


4. Tick SSD Alignment and press Start Clone button to clone hard drive to SSD in Windows 10/8/7 easily.

Disk Clone SSD Alignment Checked 

Before cloning, there are some settings you could customize:
Edit Partiitons allows you adjust the partition size and location automatically while cloning to fully use the storage space while cloning disk to larger disk.
♤ Sector By Sector Clone will clone all sectors on the hard drive, and the time will be much longer. Uncheck this option will skip bad sectors if exist.

After cloning finished, you could replace the hard drive with the cloned SSD, and boot from it; Or Restart to enter BIOS or UEFI BIOS to set up the cloned SSD as the first boot device, then boot from the SSD.


The Epilogue

Try EZ GIG IV alternative - AOME Backupper if the EZ GIG IV cloning failed to clone hard drive to SSD in Windows 10/8/7. This Apricorn cloning software will give you more powerful features and reliable performance.

For who is running WIndows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 (including R2), please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy more, like PXE Boot tool, sync files between servers, etc.