What Is Disc Clone?

Disk clone, sometimes also called disk image, disk copy, or disk backup, is to mirror a hard drive and save the new mirror image on another physical hard disk. The original source hard disk is still there and workable.

HDD clone is used to move data (in most situations) and system from small old drive to larger new advanced disk, thus improving hard disk performance like higher read and write speed.

Strictly, HDD clone is more convenient than HDD backup. Users can get access to data or system right after clone while they can’t after backup. Only when the backup image is restored to the original location or another location can users be allowed to use the data or system.

About HDD to SSD Clone Software for Free


AOMEI Backupper, the best free HDD clone software for Windows 10/8/7, is embedded with the Disk Clone feature. You can use it to:

  • ▶ Clone hard drives of nearly all common brands, such as SanDisk, Samsung, and Western Digital.
  • ▶ Run 4K partition alignment for SSD if you clone HDD to SSD, which can improve SSD’s performance and prolong its lifespan.

Actually, AOMEI Backupper is not only professional disk clone software but also a wonderful backup & restore utility. It has much more useful features than Windows Backup and Restore. With this Win disk imager, users can clone their HDDs freely.