- Clone large HDD to smaller SSD
- Clone system disk to a new disk without reinstalling OS
- Make a duplicate of your hard drive for backup
- 100% Clean Install & No Bundled Adware
Cloning hard drive to another disk means making an exact copy of the source disk and deploying the copy to the target disk. Usually, the partition layout will keep intact after cloning. When it comes to cloning the disk where operating system is installed, the boot partition including boot.ini, NTLDR, BCD, winload.exe and MBR will be cloned simultaneously.
AOMEI Backupper Standard, the best free disk cloning software for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, is embedded with the latest cloning technology and is able to clone a hard drive to another drive in a fast, secure, and easy way. It offers:
✦ HDD/SSD Clone: Support a wide range of hard drives, including HDDs, SATA SSDs, NVMe M.2 SSDs, USB flash drives, and SD cards, etc.
✦ Sector by Sector Clone: Clone every sector from the source to the destination, which requires the destination disk has at least the same capacity as the source disk. And the default “Intelligent Sector Clone” method is very useful when cloning to a smaller drive for it clones only used space on the original hard drive.
✦ SSD Alignment: Improve SSD’s performance and prolong its lifespan if you clone to an SSD.
✐ Tips: This version only supports cloning system disk to another disk with the same partition style, such as, cloning GPT disk to GPT disk. If you want to clone system disks between different partition styles (MBR to GPT or GPT to MBR), you could consider upgrading to AOMEI Backupper Professional.
Step 2. Select
Source Disk that need to be
Step 3. Select
Destination Disk to clone
Step 4. Tick
SSD Alignment if necessary. Click
to execute the task. You may change boot order in BIOS or switch hard drives to boot from
the target disk.