By Lily / Last update October 24, 2022

The Need to Make Image of SD Card

SD card is a kind of storage device, and many users use it to store data. Some users also create bootable SD card. No matter where you store your data, it's always good to copy your data so that if something bad happens to your original data, you can immediately restore it. Compared with copying SD card files to another place, imaging files from SD card should be a better way.

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Free Tool to Create Image from SD Card for Windows 11/10/8/7

If you prefer one easy, quick, and free way to make image of SD card, then AOMEI Backupper Standard can be your best choice. It’s one comprehensive backup tool designed for Windows users.

  • It helps you create image of SD card in Windows 11/10/8/7 computer with no effort.

  • It allows you to save the image to hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, network share, etc.

  • It enables you to choose the compression level for the image, which helps you save the storage space of your destination.

  • It supports automatic backup like daily/weekly/monthly backup.

In addition, AOMEI Backupper Standard has a user-friendly interface. You can finish the job in just a few clicks. And the backup process will not interrupt your work as well. Keep reading to get the detailed steps.

How to Make an Image of an SD Card in Windows

First, download AOMEI Backupper Standard on your computer, install and launch it. If you are a Windows Server user, please turn to AOMEI Backpuper Server. Then connect your SD card to your computer and make sure it can be detected.

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Step 1. Click Backup and choose Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

Step 2. Name the task and click Add Disk to choose your SD card.

Add Disk

Step 3. Select the destination path and click Start Backup to start.

Select Destination Path

◑ Notes:

  • You can click backup Options > Advanced and choose an appropriate compression level under Compression.

  • When you need to restore the image, you can go to Home > find the backup image > click Restore to make it.

★ More useful features in advanced version

If you are in need of the following features, you may upgrade to the Professional edition with a discount.

  • Encrypt the image to protect your data from unauthorized access.
  • Create recovery environment to restore an image file without booting Windows.

  • Enable backup schemes to save storage space and set up automatic cleanup on the target drive.


Now you know how to create image of SD card in Windows 11/10/8/7. It’s simple enough to finish the job with AOMEI Backupper Standard. You can transfer files from PC to SD card as backup as well.

Besides that, it can help you backup your Windows system, entire hard drive, individual partition or selected files. Just explore it by yourself to get a new way to protect your PC data.