Disk clone can be used to copy all the data on a disk to another one. Its uses can be embodied in the following aspects:
AOMEI Backupper provides corresponding functions about disk clone, which can clone one disk to another without breaking off the running operating system (It is called "Live Disk Cloning"). That is to say, it can clone while working without interrupting the running programs.
In default situation, this software just clones the existing data on the disk (That is the used sectors). It will not clone these deleted data. This software also provides a "Sector by sector" option. If you select this option, all the data, whether it has been deleted or not, will be cloned.
When cloning, you can clone a small disk to a large one, vice versa. But there is a precondition. That is the space on the destination disk is able to accommodate all the valid data on the source disk. If there is not enough space on the destination disk, do not worry. AOMEI Backupper will check out whether the space on destination disk is sufficient or not. If not, this program will prompt you in advance.
Then, let's see the detailed steps of disk clone as follows. First, download this tool, install and launch it, here set cloning disk0 to disk1 as example.
Step 1: Select "Disk Clone" option under the "Clone" tab.
Step 2: Select the source disk (Disk0) which you want to clone, and then click "Next".
Step 3: Select the destination disk (Disk1) where you want to clone source disk to, and then click "Next".
Step 4: Confirm the settings of the source and destination disk, and then click "Start Clone".
Step 5: Click "Finish" when all the operations have been done.
In fact, disk clone is also called "Disk to Disk (Disk2Disk)". There is a similar function-Disk Imaging, which can store all the data on a disk to a image file. That is the so-called "Disk to Image (Disk2Image)". AOMEI Backupper can realize Disk2Disk as well as Disk2Image. It can backup your disk to an image file so that you can restore your disk in the future.