By Ivy / Last update June 14, 2022

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 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.

  • DiscWizard does not clone non Seagate drives.

  • 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, you cannot clone hard drive to Seagate SSD or HDD with DiscWizard in these situation. 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 to overcome them 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). Below are some useful features in this software:

  • Support 3 cloning methods, including Disk Clone, System Clone and Partition Clone, thus you can choose to clone entire disk, single partition, or dynamic system volume.

  • Support 2 cloning types, namely Intelligent Clone(to clone only used sectors) and Sector by Sector Clone. Thus, you cannot only clone large HDD to smaller SSD, but also clone disk  to larger disk in simple steps.

  • Provide multiple useful features: Adjust partition size of target disk if it's larger to resolve the unallocated space after cloning issue. Boost performance of SSD disk and prolong its life span while cloning HDD to SSD.

  • 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. 

Thus, if you want an easy but safe way to clone hard drive with secure boot, 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.)

Download Free Trial Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Safely clone HDD to Seagate SSD with best Seagate cloning software

To prevent Seagate DiscWizard not cloning problem, please try the following steps to clone hard disk to another one (HDD or SSD) with Seagate SSD clone software - AOMEI Backupper Professional, take Seagate DiscWizard clone HDD to SSD 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 SSD as destination to save everything from the old hard drive.

Choose Seagate Hard Drive

4. Press Start Clone to clone hard drive to Seagate SSD, and the time will depends on the data size on your old hard drive. If you want to get the best performance from your SSD, tick SSD Alignment.

Seagate Drive Clone

★ Tips:
✔ You can tick Sector by sector clone to clone all the sectors from source disk to the Seagate drive if the target disk is larger.
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.
✔ This software also applies to clone Windows 10  to new hard drive, replace laptop HDD with SSD, clone NVMe SSD, clone Intel SSD from one to another, etc.


Seagate DiscWizard not cloning has been fixed in this article, just find the causes and solutions to resolve. To be honest, it has too many restrictions, to clone data from one hard drive to another more flexible, it’s highly recommended to use the Seagate cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional. For server users, you could consider using AOMEI Backupper Server.

By using it, you can clone system, disk or partition including dynamic disk/volume as you like. For example, you can clone larger SSD to smaller SSD with intelligent clone, migrate Windows 10 to SSD without reinstalling, clone dynamic disk in Windows 7, perform command line clone/backup/restore, sync files in real time, etc.