By Ailsa / Last Updated June 17, 2021

Does Seagate have cloning software? 

Like Dell Alienware Respawn, Seagate also released a data protection software named Seagate DiscWizard to ensure the security of all the content on your PC. Seagate DiscWizard is capable of backing up operating system (OS), applications, configuration and all user data, as well as backup entire hard drive or partitions, etc. 

Besides, it allows you to clone hard disk to another one. With this software, you can protect your data on your Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/server 2011.

The Problem: Seagate DiscWizard Not Cloning

However, you probably stuck in Seagate DiscWizard not cloning problem when you trying to clone your hard drive to Seagate SSD/HDD like this:

Seagate DiscWizard failed to clone

I bought a new 1TB Seagate hard drive. I want to clone my old hard drive to the new Seagate hard drive. I started Seagate DiscWizard and follow the prompts to clone my old HDD, then it ask me to restart the computer. A message shows that Starting Seagate tools when restarting.
However, the loading bar didn’t move forward before the computer suddenly reboots. After it restarts, it’s going to desktop, no error messages. And I am pretty sure Seagate DiskWizard didn’t clone my hard drive. For now, we could not figure out why Seagate DiscWizard failed to clone.

How to Fix Seagate DiscWizard Not Cloning in Windows 7/8/10?

If you meet the Seagate DiscWizard clone failed or Seagate DiscWizard does not detect drive problem, don’t worry, here are the causes and solutions for it.

  • DiscWizard does not clone dynamic disk. Thus, please check if your hard disk is dynamic disk or not. If it’s a dynamic disk, please convert dynamic disk to basic disk without losing data first.

  • It's suggested to clone from the DiscWizard Boot CD or create image backup. And be sure both disk are attached directly to the SATA/PATA motherboard.

  • DiscWizard does not clone a single partition. Thus, you can choose to clone entire disk or use a third party software to clone individual partitions(if necessary).

  • Discwizard does not clone the hard drive with Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, ReiserFS, and Linux SWAP file system. Please convert file system with Disk Management or other disk partition manager. 

According to the above words, DiscWizard has some limitations. Then, how to solve Seagate DiscWizard clone not working problem? You have two choices, follow the tips given above or use a professional Seagate cloning software like AOMEI Backupper Professional.

Best Seagate cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional

It’s worth to mention that AOMEI Backupper Professional is regarded as the best Seagate cloning software for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP (all editions, 32-bit and 64-bit).

  • Support 3 cloning methods, including Disk Clone, System Clone and Partition Clone. The previous two options is able to clone system partition.

  • Support 2 cloning types, namely Intelligent Clone and Sector by Sector Clone. Thus, you cannot only clone disk  to larger disk without leaving unallocated space, but also clone large HDD to smaller in simple steps.

  • Boost performance of SSD disk and prolong its life span.

  • Support all-branded HDD, SSD, Dynamic disk, RAID, Virtual Machine, etc.

  • Support all the file system, including FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, ReFS, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, ExFAT, for ReFS, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, ExFAT and other known file system. 

Please download the Seagate migration software - AOMEI Backupper Professional 30-day free trial to have a try: (The Clone features in free trial can be demonstrated only, please upgrade to unlock.)

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Safely clone hard disk with best Seagate cloning software

To prevent Seagate DiscWizard not cloning problem, please try the following steps to clone hard disk to another one with Seagate SSD clone software - AOMEI Backupper Professional, take clone disk to Seagate hard drive for example.

1. Select Clone tab, and then choose Disk Clone option after launching AOMEI Backupper.

Choose Disk Clone

2. Choose the old hard drive as source disk to clone, and hit Next.

Choose Source Disk

3. Select Seagate hard drive as destination to save everything from the old hard drive.

Choose Seagate Hard Drive

4. Press Start Clone to clone hard drive to Seagate hard drive to avoid Seagate DiscAWizard not cloning problem.

Seagate Drive Clone

★ Tips:
✔ You can tick Sector by sector clone to clone all the sectors from source disk to the Seagate drive if your Seagate hard drive is larger than your old hard drive.
✔ Check the SSD Alignment option if your destination is a Seagate SSD drive.
Edit Partitions is capable of editting the partition size automatically while cloning to fully use the storage space of the destination disk. Please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional or other advanced editions to enjoy.

The time will depends on the data size on your old hard drive.


Seagate DiscWizard not cloning has been fixed in this article, just find the solutions to solve. To clone data from one hard drive to another more flexible, it’s highly recommended to use the Seagate cloning software - AOMEI Backupper, which allows you to clone larger SSD to smaller SSD with intelligent clone, migrate Windows 10 to SSD without reinstalling, command line clone/backup/restore, sync files in real time, etc.