When you need to replace the hard drive, you have to face the problem of migrating the old data to the new hard drive. Because moving the data from the old hard drive to the new hard drive can avoid many unnecessary troubles, such as downloading, reinstalling, setting, etc. In this article, we are sharing why we need Hard Drive Cloning Software.
Unfortunately, Windows Disk Management does not support such a migration. Therefore, we only look for third-party software. Moreover, for users who have no computer experience, the operation of migrating the hard disk should not be too complicated. It is for this reason that I will look for free hard drive cloning software.
When I discovered the AOMEI Partition Assistant, I was stunned. I never thought this software would be so easy to use and I can’t wait to introduce it to more users who need it. Keep scrolling down to learn more about it.
Brief introduction of AOMEI Partition Assistant
AOMEI Partition Assistant is free cloning software on Windows 10, which is a product of AOMEI Technology Co., Ltd. This is a company engaged in disk partitioning and data backup, established in 2010. It can be said that this product is very trustworthy.
What’s more, it is an all-in-one free partition software. That is to say, it is a toolbox with many practical functions embedded in it, and users only need to click with the mouse to use it. Also, its process is very simple. For users like me who don’t have any computer foundation, it only takes a few minutes to read the operation process, and then you can operate it yourself. You won’t feel lost during the operation, because every time you click “next”, it will tell you how to complete the step.
What you need to know AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free version, that provides some free functions, such as cloning data disk, creating partitions, formatting partitions, merging partitions, deleting partitions, adjusting partitions, free PC cleaner, and so on. After you upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, you can use more advanced functions, such as migrating the operating system, cloning the system disk, converting the system disk from MBR to GPT, deleting large files, moving installed programs to another drive, etc.
How to clone hard drive with AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
After knowing so much, how to use it to solve the problem is the most critical. Don’t worry, I will show you how to clone a hard drive with this free hard drive cloning software.
Before starting, you need to connect the prepared hard disk to the USB port of the PC with the appropriate adapter. Be sure to make sure the connection is correct, otherwise, Windows may not recognize the hard drive.
Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, and click “Disk Clone” under the left menu.
Step 2. Select the disk cloning method in the pop-up window, and click “Next” to continue. In our case, we choose “Quick Clone Disk”.
Step 3. By default, Disk 1 is selected as the source disk. Select the destination disk (a new hard disk or SSD to receive the source disk clone) and click Next to continue.
Step 4. The next page tells you how to boot the operating system from the target disk. You can then edit the partitions on the target disk if desired.
Step 5. You can preview what you have done. To save changes, you must click Apply on the toolbar.
Step 6. After clicking Apply, a window will pop up listing “Pending Operations”. Confirm your actions and click Continue to proceed.
Did you see it? That’s the whole process of cloning a disk with this hard drive free cloning software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. With it, you can not only complete disk grams easily. In addition, you can complete other tasks without spending time and energy. Especially for beginners, the convenience it brings to you cannot be expressed in words. If you are running Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is the best version for you. It supports various tasks on Windows Server.