Computer users all know that backup data is the most important thing to protect data loss from system crashed, computer failed and many other unexpected accidents. Some users choose to clone hard drive totally to keep all data on the hard drive safe. However, other users only want to clone a single partition to keep the specific data in safe. Some users want to clone partition instead of cloning the entire hard drive. And it is a good way to clone the important data. You can specialize a partition to store the important data, and then, you can only clone the partition to save a lot of time from clone entire hard drive.
Partition cloning software: AOMEI Backupper
Clone partition to new hard drive should be the best way to keep data safe. AOMEI Backupper is a kind of partition cloning software that supports cloning single partition without losing data. Its Standard edition is a free partition cloning software for Windows PC users which is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10. It is not only a partition cloning software but an amazing backup software. You can not only use it to clone partition/disk, system, but also create a system image backup, disk backup, file backup, partition backup, etc.
How to clone partition with AOMEI Backupper?
Before cloning partition, you should to figure out where to store cloned data. AOMEI Backupper supports you cloning partition to another local partition, a new hard drive, USB flash drive, even network attached storage (NAS). Here, we take an example of cloning partition to a new hard drive.
To clone partition to new hard drive, you need to prepare a hard drive first and connect it to your computer, make sure it can be detected.
Step1. Download the free partition cloning software AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it to your computer. To clone partition, click Clone, and select Partition Clone.
Step2. Here you will move to the page where you can select the source partition. Here we clone the E partition to the new drive. Click E:\, then, click Next.
Step3. Here, select the new drive F:\ as the destination place to store the cloned data on. Click Next.
Note: when you click Next, it will pop out a window to remind you that after perform the operation, the partition (F:) will be overwritten or deleted, so they suggest you to backup it firstly if there are some important data on this partition.
Step4. Then, you will go to the final page. Here you can confirm the operations. If there is no problem, you can click Start Clone to launch the progress.
● There are three more settings at the bottom of the page. You can edit the size of partition so that it will in the best status after cloning.
● If you would like to clone every byte on the partition, you can check the box “Sector by sector clone”. But it will take more time and occupy more space.
● If the target partition is an SSD, you can check the box “Align partition to optimize for SSD”. Which will optimize the performance of the SSD automatically.
AOMEI Backupper is an easy-to-use software that even a non-technician can operate it alone. It should be the best free partition cloning software. You can also use it to clone disk, or clone system only.