AOMEI Backupper Standard, the best free disk cloning software for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/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:
Support a wide range of hard drives, including HDDs, SATA SSDs, NVMe M.2 SSDs, USB flash drives, and SD cards, etc.
The fastest cloning method since it will only clone the used sector from the source. It is quite useful when cloning large HDD to smaller SSD.
This cloning method will copy every sector from the source to the destination and keep the old partition layout. It might be helpful in some data recovery cases.
Improve SSD’s performance with 4K partition alignment, and prolong its lifespan if you clone to an SSD.
Connect the target disk to your PC. Get free hard drive cloning software downloaded and launch, then click Clone -> Disk Clone in order.
Select the Source Disk that need to be cloned.
Select the Destination Disk to clone to.
Tick SSD Alignment if necessary. Click Start Clone to execute the task. All data will keep intact after cloning.
Open this computer backup software. Click “Tools” -> “AOMEI PXE Boot Tool” and follow the wizard.
Start the service and it is waiting for connect.
Set client computers for network boot. Enable and set the PXE boot option as the first boot option.
Click “Tools” -> “AOMEI Image Deploy”. Then, create or select ISO file.
Specify bootable ISO file for the client computers.
Select the backup image file and configure clients. Click “Start Deploy” finally.
Click "Clone" on the left column then select "System Clone".
Select the connected drive or SSD as the destination location to clone your system drive to.
Confirm the disk information and click "Start Clone" to perform system clone to SSD or HDD.
Click "Tools" in the left tab, and then select the "Create Portable Version" tool under the "Common Tools" section.
Select a removable device to store all the installation files and configuration settings of this software.
Click "Start Creation" to start the process page of creating a portable version.