Free Alternative to EZ Gig IV - AOMEI Backupper

Posted by @Cherry

December 20, 2016

EZ Gig IV free alternative - AOMEI Backupper Standard can not only help you clone hard drive but also do many other things like backup and restore and so on.

About EZ Gig IV

EZ Gig IV is a cloning software with data select. It is compatible with the latest Apricorn Upgrade products such as SATA Wire, DriveWire, EZ upgrade and Velocity Solo. EZ Gig IV is a powerful tool that enables you to create an exact clone of your hard drive. You can clone your hard drive to a smaller capacity SSD using Apricorn’s EZ Gig IV with its Data Select feature, which provides a simple method to deselect data folders from the cloning process. That is helpful for migrating a large HDD to a smaller SSD. So you can run your operating system and applications from the smaller SSD, and keep the large data on the HDD.

EZ Gig IV cloning software enables you to clone your hard drive only with three steps:

Step1. Select the source drive.

EZ Gig IV Source

Step2. Select the destination drive.

EZ Gig IV Destination

Here will display the Data Select tool that you can use when migrating from a large drive to a smaller SSD or when creating a bootable disc. You can select files you wish to exclude from the cloning progress, like photes, music, or ducuments.

Data Select

Step3. Click the “Start Clone”, and it will clone the data on the hard drive to your new hard drive or SSD.

EZ Gig IV Clone

However, sometimes, you cannot use the EZ Gig IV software. For example, the SATAWire will perform properly in the USB 2.0 port at USB 2.0 speeds. So the USB 3.0 host controller will not work with the SATAWire. Thus, what should you do when you failed with EZ Gig IV cloning software?

EZ Gig IV free alternative - AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a powerful software for backing up, restoring, cloning, etc. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a good free alternative to EZ Gig IV software. It has many advantages compared with EZ Gig IV.

  • It can help you clone the entire hard drive or a specific partition or only system partition. So you do not deselect the files from cloning.
  • You can only prepare a drive that equals to the data’s size on the hard drive. Thus, you can also clone a large hard drive to a smaller HDD or SSD.
  • You can align the partition of the SSD to optimize its performance if you are cloning to an SSD.
  • You can edit the partitions’ size on destination disk.
  • You can also clone every bytes on your old hard drive.
  • Its concise interface that even a computer noob can use it without hesitation.

Cloning with AOMEI Backupper is very simple that only need three steps. But before doing that, you need prepare a hard drive that can store the whole data on your original hard drive. Connect it to the computer and make sure it can be detected by the machine.

Step1. Download the freeware, install and launch it, you will see its easy-to-use interface. To clone from one hard drive to another, click Clone -> Disk Clone.

Clone

Step2. Then, you need to choose the source disk and destination disk.

Source Disk
Destination Disk

Step3. Here you can click Start Cloneto launch the progress.

Start Clone

With AOMEI Backupper Standard, you can clone for your Windows OSes including Windows 7/8/10 with few clicks. Before press the Start Clone button, you can edit your partition by opening the Settings icon, and decide whether to clone every bytes by ticking the box in front of “Sector by sector clone”. If you are cloning from HDD to SSD, you can optimize its performance by ticking the box in front of “Align partition to optimize SSD”. The EZ Gig IV free alternative AOMEI Backupper is worth to have for its powerful features.

Tips:The AOMEI Backupper Standard only supports you fit all partitions on the destination disk. If you need to edit the volume of partitions on the destination disk, you need to upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional version.