You may use disk cloning to upgrade old disk to a new one or replace the slow hard drive with the faster SSD. Also, disk cloning is a way of backing up system and data. If you want to have a copy of a lot of files or folders which are luckily all on the same disk and you do not want to back up them one by one, you surely should clone the whole drive in one time. AOMEI Partition Assistant is a hard disk clone tool that allows you to clone HDD from large disk to smaller. You don’t have to copy the files and folders one by one. It is also easier and avoids you with repeated tedious work. AOMEI Partition Assistant also allows you to migrate Os to SSD, resize partition, extend partition, split partition, move partition, copy partition, create a partition and merge partitions on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, etc.
1.Fully support exFAT file system, including create, delete, format, move, and copy an exFAT partition.
2.The Windows PE bootable media created on 64-bit system support both UEFI and Legacy BIOS boot modes.
3.Remove the limitation to resize/move system boot partition in Windows 10, version 1703 and later.
How to clone hard drive to another disk with AOMEI Partition Assistant?
Step1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right-click the source hard disk (here is Disk 1) you want to copy and select “Copy Disk” in the drop-down menu. If you only clone only system drive to a new disk, for example, move Windows 7 to SSD, click “Migrate OS to SSD” instead.
Step2. In the pop-up window, there are two methods for cloning hard disk: “Copy Disk Quickly” which only copies the used space of the disk. “Sector-by-Sector Copy” will help you to copy all sectors of the disk no matter whether it is used or not. You can choose one, then click “Next” to continue(here we will take “Copy Disk Quickly” for example).
Step3. Now select the destination disk to put the data on source disk on, then click “Next”. Here please pay attention to the target disk size, and make sure that its size is not less than the size of the data you are going to copy, at least equal to the latter.
Step4. The program allows you to adjust the partition size on the destination disk in this window.
There are three copy options to choose. After finishing the adjustment, please click “Next.”
Step5. You can preview the disk cloning operating by viewing the “Pending Operations.” To commit the “Pending Operations,” please click “Apply.”
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With the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can clone hard drive to another disk quickly and safely. Moreover, the other features of this powerful software can help you manage partitions entirely, such as “Partition Copy Wizard” for cloning a specific partition, make bootable media, convert dynamic disk to primary disk and vice versa, convert NTFS to FAT 32, create a partition, and many more. You can download it free to have a try.