May 30, 2019

How to Clone External Hard Drive to another External Hard Drive in Windows

“I bought a new WD 4TB external USB 3.0 portable hard drive. And I used the WD 500GB with only one volume before.  Both are using the NTFS system. Now I want to clone the data from old WD hard drive to the 4TB one. But I do not know whether there is a simple way to do that. I do not want to copy and paste the documents and files one by one.”

For the users who want to transfer data from one external hard drive to another, it seems to be a big project to deal with a larger number of files. Here, you will get the super easy way to clone external hard drive to another external hard drive in Windows.  Besides, you can get ideas to back up an external hard drive to another.

clone external hard drive to another in Windows

How to Clone External Hard Drive in Windows

Yes, you need a helpful tool to finish this data migration task. iSunshare CloneGo is highly recommended here to clone the external hard drive. It is free to download to clone and backup any NTFS drive to another hard drive in the partition to partition mode.

Step 1: Plug the two WD external hard drives into available USB ports. Then, the Windows computer will recognize it and allocate a drive letter to them.

Step 2: If there is a new external hard drive, you need to initialize and allocate new volumes to it.

Step 3: Download iSunshare CloneGo program and make it installed on your Windows computer. It will take a few minutes to do it.

Step 4: Open CloneGo and select the source hard drive and destination hard drive partition.

select source and destination drive

Here, you need to pay attention that if your source hard drive (500G WD hard drive) only has one volume; you just need to choose it as the source target. If there are multiple volumes in it, you need to clone it one by one.

As for the destination target, it should be any partition from another larger external hard drive (4TB WD external hard drive). The partition chosen here will be formatted later.

Step 5: Start the cloning process.

After you click the Start button, you will get a prompt about the format tips. You need to confirm it and then the data clone from external hard drive to another external hard drive begins.

start drive clone process

Also, you can apply this way to clone the external hard drive to internal hard drive partition. The essential thing you need to take care of is the internal hard drive partition should have enough space to hold the data.

External tips: How to Backup External Hard Drive to Another with CloneGo

If you want to back up external hard drive data, you can also use CloneGo to create a backup to another external hard drive.  It is as easy as the partition clone process:
  1. Run CloneGo and choose Backup.
  2. Select the external hard drive you want to back up.
  3. Set a destination to save the backup file.
  4. Click Start and allow the backup operation.
  5. Get the compressed backup file. 

back up external hard drive to another

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May 6, 2019

How Do I Clone SSD to Larger SSD in Windows 10

“I am going to replace my 240GB Toshiba SSD of the 1TB Samsung SSD because  the 240 GB SSD is just about full. I’d like to move everything, the OS, the software and etc. to the new SSD. Is there any simple and free software to clone SSD to a larger SSD in Windows 10? I definitely do not want any data loss!”

Did you take the capacity of your hard drive when you buy the computer? If you get a small capacity solid state drive in your computer, what can you do if there is almost no space in it? Yes, you have two choices, buy another large capacity computer or replace the small SSD with the larger SSD. Most people will choose the latter option. But if you directly install the larger SSD on the computer, you will lose all data of your original SSD. Definitely, you need to reinstall the Windows OS and all programs you need. At this time, the SSD to SSD cloning software will be a great help, which will move everything from the old SSD to the new one.

clone SSD to larger SSD

With the SSD to SSD cloning software to deal with the system clone and data clone process, you can be relaxed to do this job and extend your computer life. iSunshare CloneGo is chosen as the best free SSD clone software here to end your trouble in SSD cloning for that:

l  7-Day free trial of all powerful functions
l  Intuitive software design makes it easy to use for everyone
l  Partition-to-partition cloning, with no need to reinstall the Windows system and software, ensure the identical using experience as the old SSD.
l  Two modes: Copy and Backup. Both can help to duplicate the SSD to a larger SSD and make it bootable.

You can download this SSD clone software here and apply it to clone smaller SSD to larger SSD personally. Also, you can apply your old SSD system to any computers by using the Backup and Restore feature.

CloneGo free download

Tutorial: Clone SSD to Larger SSD in Windows 10 with iSunshare SSD Cloning Software

Once you download iSunshare CloneGo on your Windows 10 computer, you can finish the installing as soon as possible. At the same time, you should make the larger SSD connected in the correct way. This SSD cloning software supports all popular brands of solid state drives, such as Samsung, Toshiba, Seagate and etc. Due to this software adopts the partition-to-partition mode; you need to clone all partitions to new SSD one by one. Here, we will take the system partition clone as an example.

1.      Run iSunshare CloneGo and choose “Copy” feature.
2.      Select the old SSD system partition, the C drive as the source target.

select the old SSD system partition

3.      Select one partition from the new larger SSD as the destination target.

select one partition from the larger SSD

4.      Click “Start” and get the format notice, click “OK” to perform the cloning procedure.

Click Start to perform the cloning procedure

After the system partition clone ends, you can repeat these steps to clone other partition from the old SSD to new SSD. It is worth noting that you should keep the number of volumes in new SSD the same as the old one. In this way, you can clone the partition correspondingly one by one. In the end, you can boot the computer from the new SSD.

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