Best Portable SD Card Copier for Windows 11/10/8/7

The best portable SD card copier - AOMEI Backupper can help you transfer data from one SD card to another without reinstalling it on different computers. Please keep reading to get details.


by Jonna Updated on July 31, 2023

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What is an SD card copier?

When you have questions like: can you make copies of an SD card, that's where SD card copiers come into place. An SD card copier is a device that enables you to copy data from one SD card to another. It offers a convenient and efficient way to back up essential data, create duplicates of memory cards, or transfer files between devices.  A portable SD card copier refers to a tool that can help you copy SD card data to another anytime anywhere.

Why do you need portable SD card duplicator?

Portable SD Card Copier

An SD card is used to store extra information in mobile devices such as cameras, smartphones, music players, play stations, etc. Due to the popularity of SD cards, many desktop computers and notebooks have built-in SD card readers. If your computer doesn't have one, you can use a cheap USB hub and media card reader connected to an available USB port.

SD cards have become the default memory card standard for most consumer electronic products. When the SD card space in the original device is insufficient, many users will consider upgrading their SD card to a larger SD card. Then, Micro SD card copier software is necessary.

More importantly, you can use a portable memory card copier to duplicate between SD cards on any other different computers without reinstallation on different computers. This can save you a lot of time and effort.

Best portable SD card copier - AOMEI Backupper Technician

If you are looking for software to perform SD card duplication portably, AOMEI Backupper Technician is the best choice. With its Create Portable Version feature, you can save AOMEI Backupper to a removable device and run it directly on the target computer without installation, which is convenient for IT maintenance and support engineers. Let's see what powerful features it provides.

Three clone methods: It provides Disk Clone/Partition Clone/System Clone. You can easily migrate your data on the level of hard disk drive, partition volume, or operating system, regardless of partition style and file system.
Different storage devices: In addition to using as an SD card cloner, it offers to protect your data on internal/external hard disks, SSD, USB flash drives, pen drives, network drives, NAS, hardware RAID Virtual machine systems, etc.
Multiple operating systems: It supports Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7/Vista, and Windows XP.

Can't wait to try it? Feel free to download the trial of the Technician edition here. Learn how to use the portable AOMEI Backupper in the next part.

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How to create a portable version of the best SD card copier

First of all, you need to create a portable version of AOMEI Backupper on a USB drive. Then, you can use the USB drive to copy an SD card to another on any computer. Just follow the instructions below:

Step 1. Connect the USB flash drive to your computer, and make sure it can be detected. Launch AOMEI Backupper.

Step 2. Click on Tools on the left panel of this program and select Create Portable Version.

Create Portable Version

Step 3. The connected USB drive will be automatically selected as the target location. If your computer has other removable devices, you can also click on Browse to specify the path.


Step 4. Click on Start Creating to perform the operation. When it’s complete, click on Finish.


Step 5. Safely disconnect the USB drive. If you unplug the USB device directly, the portable SD card duplicator software may be damaged.

◉ The portable version of AOMEI Backupper cannot be run simultaneously with the desktop version.
◉ The portable version created by AOMEI Backupper Technician can only be run on Windows PC operating systems. If you want a portable version supporting both Windows PC and Server OS, use the Technician Plus edition to create one.
◉ It is currently not allowed to create a portable version of AOMEI Backup on the CD-ROM drive and network path.

Duplicate one SD card to another via portable AOMEI Backupper

How to make an exact copy of SD card using this powerful SD card copier? After you’ve got a portable SD card copier on the USB drive, you can learn how to duplicate SD cards using this USB drive on any computer. Here are the steps:

Tips before cloning an SD card:
◉ Before starting the cloning process, plug the SD card into your Windows computer and make sure it is recognizable. 
Backup your SD card, since the destination SD card will be overwritten during the cloning process.

Step 1. Connect the USB device with a portable AOMEI Backupper to the computer that you want to perform SD card duplication. Also, connect the SD cards and make sure they are recognized.

Step 2. Open the USB drive in Windows Explorer. Find Backupper.exe in the installation directory and double-click it to run the portable AOMEI Backupper.

Step 3. Click on Clone on the left panel of this program and select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Step 4. Select the original SD card you connected as Source Disk and click on Next.

Select Original SD Card

Step 5. Select the target SD card you want to save the data as Destination Disk and click on Next.

Select Target SD Card

Step 6. Preview your settings and then click on Start Clone to begin copying SD cards.

Preview and Start Clone

Edit Partitions: You could also use this option to adjust partition sizes, which can avoid unallocated space on a larger target disk.
◐ Sector By Sector Clone: The default cloning mode will copy only used sectors. If you want to clone all the sectors including blank and bad ones on the original one to the target one, and the target one is larger or equal-sized, you can check this option.
SSD Alignment: Check this option to improve SSD's performance if you clone an SD card to an SSD.


AOMEI Backupper is the best portable SD card copier for Windows 11/10/8/7, which can protect your valuable data on the SD card or make enough space for new data. The entire operation process is very simple and user-friendly, and novices can quickly get started.

In addition to the cloning function, it also has other useful functions, such as backup, restore, synchronization, and so on. You can use it to backup files to Seagate Personal Cloud, recover deleted files on Synology NAS, etc. Try it right now!

Jonna · Editor
Jonna joined AOMEI in 2021 and has become a professional in the areas of computer backup and restoration, disk cloning, file synchronization, etc. She maintains a keen eye for the latest technology trends, ensuring that the information provided is always in step with industry developments.