Clonezilla is a free software, supporting to clone a single drive or even a single partition within a drive and then recover that drive later. It is available in two versions: one is Clonezilla Live which also allows you to create a bootable CD\USB disk that you can boot the computer of various systems including Linux, Mac OS, Windows, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD, etc. And another is Clonezilla Server which allows you to clone many computers simultaneously over network. However, you cannot successfully work with Clonezilla in Windows 10 sometimes, for example, when there is a bad sector on drive, clone job may fail. So what’s your plan at this moment? Yes, try another powerful software!
Here, such a powerful software we recommend is AOMEI Backupper, which has a free edition with much features as paid ones, supporting two kinds of clone including disk clone (even clone between MBR disk and GPT disk) and partition clone, is the best free alternative to Clonezilla Windows 10. Unlike Clonezilla’s text-based interface, you can easily achieve clone job with AOMEI Backupper’s friendly GUI or you can do command line clone with the paid AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition if you like. This is same to its backup utility. Except all the basics, it also allows you to create a bootable media, and a wonderful utility of it is to restore image to many dissimilar computers simultaneously over network.
So what about the situation which Clonezilla cannot deal with? Luck for you, clone with bad sectors is what AOMEI Backupper can do. And next we will show you.
Clone disk with the Clonezilla Windows 10 alternative AOMEI Backupper
Maybe you have encountered a bad sector report like “read error” while using Clonezilla to clone a disk with bad sector to another in Windows 10, and the cloning process has been terminated. Actually, it’s not too hard for you to clone hard drive with bad sector as long as you find the right software.
AOMEI Backuuper supports all Windows editions, and it will ignore bad sectors by default while cloning.
Step1: Download, Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click “Clone” and then select “Disk Clone”.
Step2: Select the hard drive with bad sectors as the source disk.
Step3: Select another drive as the destination disk. The target drive can be larger or smaller than the source one as long as it is equal or larger than the data size as mentioned before.
Step4: Check the operation summary and click Start Clone.
- It is advised to UNCHECK Sector by sector clone box since it will take up much more time and it is likely to bring bad sector to the target disk.
- If the target disk is an SSD, check Align partition to optimize for SSD will improve the speed of reading and writing as well as prolong the service life of SSD.
The option Edit partitions on the destination disk allows you to do some customized configurations.
AOMEI Backupper can replace the tool Clonezilla totally because it supports you to clone disk, partition, system in Windows 10/8/7/Vista, XP. Besides, it is more than an alternative to Clonezilla for Windows 10, it has many other features for protecting data's safe. Such as create system backup image, restore computer to an earlier date when you need, create bootable disc in case of boot failed, etc.