How do you make a copy of a hard drive?


Quick Answer

You can clone your hard disk using specialized software such as Acronis True Image 2015, EaseUS Todo Backup and AOMEI Backupper, as of December 2015. You can also use Macrium Reflect or Drive Copy 15 for the same purpose.

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With Acronis True Image 2015, you can clone from Windows or from bootable media such as a flash disk. If you choose to create a bootable disk, insert the disk into a PC, boot into it, and select Tools & Utilities in the window that appears. Navigate to Utilities, click Clone disk, select Automatic Mode, and click Next. Select the hard disk you wish to copy, select the destination hard disk, and click Next. Click OK on the dialog box that appears, and then click Proceed for the cloning process to start and run to completion.

To clone using AOMEI Backupper, first download it, install it, and launch the program. Navigate to the Clone tab, and select Disk Clone. Choose the source disk, click Next, choose the destination disk, and click Next again. Confirm the settings of the source and destination disks on the window that appears, and click Start Clone. Once the cloning operation runs to completion, click Finish.

A similar procedure applies for cloning using EaseUS Todo Backup and Drive Copy 15.

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