Copy Disk copies all partitions and data from one disk to another in several steps. It is much time-saving and useful under one of the following situations.
1.Want to upgrade small disk to larger one but do not want to lose anything, including Windows OS, installed programs, game records, and so on.
2.Plan to replace damaged disk with a new one.
3.Make a copy for an important disk in case of accidents.
All partitions and data on the copy can be used normally, and users even can boot computer from the copy of the source disk. In addition, copying disk brings no damage to data saved on source disk.
Note: target or new disk should be large enough to hold all data on source disk.
How to Copy Disk
Step 1: run MiniTool Partition Wizard to get the main interface:
Step 2: select the disk which needs copying and activate Copy Disk function from one of 3 places boxed by red line. Here, we choose “Copy Disk” on left pane to get the following interface:
Step 3: select the disk that will save all content on the source disk and then click “Next>”. Note: please backup all important data on target disk in advance, because all its data will be deleted.
Step 4: Choose a copying method to decide the layout of target disk and then click “Next>”. Note: if you are a SSD or advanced format HD user, we highly suggest checking the option “Force to align partitions to 1MB”, which can improve disk performance.
Step 5: read the note carefully which shows how to boot from target disk, and then click “Finish” button to go back to the main interface.
Step 6: click “Apply” button on the top left corner to apply 12 pending operations. If users are copying system disk, MiniTool Partition Wizard will ask them to restart computer.Just click “Restart Now” button, and then MiniTool Partition Wizard will copy partitions and data to new disk in boot mode.When all operations are completed, the computer will boot automatically. At this time we can say we are successful to copy the entire disk.
This is the end of MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial to Copy Disk.