How to clone disk with Hasleo Backup Suite?

May 14, 2021, Posted by Admin to Free Windows Backup Software

Disk clone completely copies the contents of one disk to another disk, including the partition structure and the files in the partitions. It is mainly used to upgrade or replace a disk, such as replacing an hard disk with an SSD or upgrading a small capacity disk to a large capacity disk. Of course, it can also be used for disk backup purposes.

 

Tutorial to clone disk with Hasleo Backup Suite.

Step 1. Install and run Hasleo Backup Suite, click "Clone" button in the navigation bar, then click "Disk Clone" button in the operation area.

click disk clone
 

Step 2. Select the source disk you want to clone, then click "Next".

disk clone select source disk
 

Step 3. Select the destination disk you want to clone to, then click "Next".

disk clone select destination disk

* The Sector by sector clone entire disk option enables you to clone all sectors from source disk to destination disk, so the capacity of the destination disk should be equal to or greater than the capacity of the source disk.

* The Keep partition layout option can ensure that the partition layout of the destination disk is exactly the same as the source disk after the cloning operation is completed.

Step 4. Adjust the size and location of the partitions according to your needs, then click "Proceed". A warning message may pop up to tell you that all data on the destination drive will be destroyed, click the "Yes" to continue if you do not have important data on the destination disk.

disk clone adjust partitions

* Disk alignment:

  1. 1M (Recommended): 1M alignment is a subset of 4K alignment, and partitions aligned by 1M are always 4K alignment, so it can help you get the best performance of an SSD. In Windows Vista and later OSs, partitions created using Windows Disk Management always aligned by 1M bytes, regardless of whether the disk is an SSD.
  2. 4K: Ensure that the start sector of each destination partition is always aligned by 4K bytes, which is very important for the best performance of an SSD.
  3. Cylinder: Ensure that the start sector of each destination partition always starts at the beginning of a cylinder. Windows XP and previous OSs use this alignment mode.
  4. None: The start sector of each destination partition is not aligned.

* The Sector by sector clone partiton option enables you to clone all sectors from source partition to destination partition.

Step 5. Hasleo Backup Suite starts cloning the source disk to the destination disk. Please note that the time required for disk cloning is related to the size of the data that needs to be cloned, so please be patient.

disk clone progress

* If you don't want to wait until the operation is finished, please check the "Shut down the computer when the operation is completed" checkbox.