Best Free Toshiba NTI Echo Alternative to Clone Disk

Posted by @Teresa

September 30, 2017

This article will show you how to use the best Toshiba NTI Echo alternative - free AOMEI Backupper to clone HDD to Toshiba Q300 Pro and other Q Series SSD step by step.

Clone with Toshiba SSD migration software

SSD is known for better performance on running speed thanks to no moving parts than traditional mechanical hard drive (HDD) and becoming more and more popular among PC users due to reasonable price. After purchasing one SSD, you need to figure out how to migrate OS to smaller SSD because most SSDs come with smaller capacity than HDD. Otherwise, you have to reinstall your OS on new SSD, which could be pretty time-consuming. You will get NTI Echo 3 for Toshiba free of charge if your purchase a new Toshiba SSD to clone instead of using Toshiba NTI Echo alternative. You are able to clone HDD to Toshiba SSD with snap-in cloning software in following steps.

NTI Echo

Firstly, start Toshiba NTI Echo software. Secondly, choose Source disk and Destination disk. Thirdly, click Start.

Tips: To save space on the destination, you can click on the Filter button to exclude files from being copied to the destination drive.

When will you need NTI Echo alternative?

Aforementioned NTI Echo 3 is paid software, so as to other NTI Echo products. If your Toshiba is from your friends or families who used it before, you cannot use NTI software for free any more. NTI Echo 3 for Toshiba costs $29.99 according to its official website. What’s more, to clone with this built-in tool, you may drop into the booting loops. One of its users said, he started to clone Windows 10 via this tool and the process stopped during “creating partition” or something. He had to restart his PC but it failed and kept saying NTI is starting.

In addition, if your OS happens to be Windows 8.1, you may encounter the error message reads “The instruction at ‘0x00c6bade’ referenced at memory 0x00000000”. This may caused by flash memory card reader with empty slots. You may disable the drives associated with the memory card reader’s slots to work around Echo. If it still fails to run, you will need alternative to NTI Echo, some free Toshiba SSD cloning software, like AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Clone HDD to Toshiba SSD with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Standard is professional cloning as well as backup and restoring software that free for both commercial and non-commercial use. It is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7 and Windows XP/Vista. You are allowed to clone hard drive to Toshiba SSD no matter it is smaller than the old HDD or not as long as the capacity of SSD is equal to or larger than the used space. AOMEI Backupper supports clone only used part with Intelligent Clone feature which is selected by default. It even can clone hard drive with bad sectors to your SSD. Its user interface is neat and the cloning steps are as easy as 1-2-3. Download this software and begin to clone now.

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click Disk Clone under Clone option.

Disk Clone

Step2. Select the source disk (previous HDD) and destination disk (Toshiba SSD).

Source Disk

Destination Disk

Step3. Check Align partition to optimize for SSD box and click Start Clone.

Start Clone

Tips:

  • Align partition to optimize for SSD function will prolong the service life of SSD as well as improve its reading and writing speed.
  • To make your OS boot from SSD, you need to either remove old hard drive or change boot settings in BIOS.
  • You can fit all partitions on SSD by clicking Edit partitions on the destination disk option. If you tick Sector by sector clone box, that edit option will disappear.

Within three steps you are able to move everything from HDD to Toshiba SSD successfully. You can use the same steps to clone HDD to Samsung SSD and other SSDs as well. As a matter of fact, this Toshiba NTI Echo alternative has more advanced features. For instance, your system refuses to boot but you have crucial files on the hard drive, you can backup hard drive without booting Windows with AOMEI Backupper in this case. Typical features like System Clone, System Backup, Incremental & Differential Backup, Create bootable media, and Universal Restore are embedded into this software, too. AOMEI Backupper Professional with command line operations including backup, restore and clone will help you more in data migration. Download its 30-day free trial and have a try.