Find the Fastest Way to Clone a Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7

Posted by @Cherry

February 27, 2017

For many reasons, you need to clone hard drive to another hard drive or an SSD in Windows 10/8/7. Here gives you the fastest way to clone hard drive with a disk cloning software.

Scenario

“My computer has a problem and I have to send it for repair. However, fix it need a few days and I need to use my data and applications. What should I do?”

How to solve the problem?

When you send your computer for repair, you need to borrow another computer for the duration of the repair. In the meantime, you do not have your own data, applications, and working environment on your original computer. For this situation, the best way is to create a bootable clone disk of your old hard drive, so that you can boot other computer from your own cloned hard drive and using the computer as the original one. But how to clone a hard drive?

The fastest way to clone a hard drive

Clone a hard drive can solve the problem. Actually, there are so many problems you can solve with cloning a hard drive. If you want to upgrade to a bigger drive, or replace HDD with SSD, clone a hard drive can help you upgrade without reinstalling Windows; if you worry about losing data, clone a hard drive can save your data from data loss, etc. Clone a hard drive has a great meaningful for computer users. Here we provide you the fastest way to clone a hard drive--taking use of the disk clone software AOMEI Backupper.

AOMEI Backupper is a very best cloning software for Windows users. For Windows PC users, it provides you the FREE edition AOMEI Backupper Standard and the upgrade edition AOMEI Backupper Professional; for Windows Server users, it provides you AOMEI Backupper Server, which has more widely features, etc. No matter what edition, you choose, AOMEI Backupper can clone hard drive safely and fast in a few simple steps.

The detailed steps for the fastest way to clone hard drive

AOMEI Backupper provides you the fastest way to clone a hard drive, and here you can learn the detailed steps for how to clone a hard drive with AOMEI Backupper. But before cloning, here you need to prepare for it.

  1. Confirm the destination place where you will clone hard drive to. AOMEI Backupper allows you to clone hard drive to another hard drive, or clone hard drive to SSD, or other external hard drive;
  2. Install AOMEI Backupper on your PC. Here we take an example of using AOMEI Backupper Professional to clone a hard drive to another hard drive.

After preparing, you can start to clone a hard drive.

Step1.Connect the storage device you prepared before to your computer, make sure it can be detected. Launch AOMEI Backupper, then, select Disk Clone under Clone tab.

Clone Disk

Step2. Choose the old hard drive as a the source party.

Source

Step3. Choose the hard drive you connected to your computer before as the destination disk.

Destination

Step4.In this page, you can set up more for your cloning like edit partitions on the destination disk, etc. If no more settings, click Start Clone, and it will execute the task immediately.

Start Clone

It should be the fastest way to clone a hard drive by using AOMEI Backupper software. The easy-to-use interface and the simple operations saved a lot of time, and it will run the task in a short time. You can also create a system image and then, restore system to dissimilar hardware. Besides, AOMEI Backupper has many other utilities, like create bootable media to help your computer boot successfully, clone system only, etc.