Why clone SD card to larger card?
Secure Digital (SD) card is a non-volatile memory card that mostly used in portable devices, such as mobile phones, digital cameras, music players, personal computers etc. There are four Secure Digital card families currently in three different form factors, and they are SDSC, SDHC, SDXC and SDIO. There are differences among these families in speed, security, capacity and compatibility.
SD cards are everywhere around us and they do bring much convenience to our daily life. We use SD cards to store favorite music, videos we make, photos we take, contacts we create as well as important files on those devices. Nevertheless, that is exactly what leads us to upgrade SD card. Too much data brings low space warning and we cannot place more interesting stuff there. The most direct solution is to clone small SD card to another larger SD card for upgrade. That is to say, move everything on old SD card to new one completely.
Clone SD card under Windows OS
To clone SD card, an SD card cloning utility is necessary. AOMEI Backupper Standard is free cloning software that allows you to change SD card without losing data in Windows-based computers. To clone SD card exactly, we must clone SD card in sector by sector mode or bit by bit method. The good news is this software supports both sector by sector clone and intelligent clone. The latter feature even allows you to clone big SD card to smaller SD card. Most SD cards ships preformatted with one or more MBR partitions, where the first or only one partition contains a file system of FAT. With AOMEI Backupper, all partitions on SD card will be moved and the FAT file system can be recognized as well. Download to learn how to clone SD card in Windows 7, for example.
Clone SD card to another SD via AOMEI Backupper
Insert the small and old SD card in your computer and you may need a SD card reader to connect the other SD card to computer at same time. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper on the computer.
Step1. Click Disk Clone.
Step2. Select current SD card as the source disk.
Step3. Select the new SD card as the destination disk.
Step4. Check Sector by sector clone box underneath. Then click Start Clone to begin.
If you want to clone only used part of the SD card, just uncheck the sector clone box and edit partitions on the destination SD card, assume there are multiple partitions.
You are allowed to clone SD card to other hard drive disks, but note that the destination disk will be overwritten using this feature.
Don’t you find it is easy to upgrade SD card with free memory card cloning software AOMEI Backupper? AOMEI Backupper supports all popular PC Windows operating systems, so it is possible to clone SD card in Windows 10, 8, 8.1, and Windows XP. After upgrading, the devices that previous SD card on are able to serve you again as usual. Also, it is good to make an image of SD card out of security consideration.