During the past years, 250GB and 500GB hard drive were widely used. Nevertheless, with the appearance of TB drives, many users want to increase capacity of their hard drive since they need to save more and more data information. Well then, how to complete this upgrade without losing data?
The Best Way to Increase Capacity of Hard Drive
Transferring files one by one is not suggested, because it is so time-wasting and dangerous. Instead, to clone the entire old or small drive to new or larger drive is a wise choice. All files saved on source disk will be imaged to target disk without data loss and in a short time.
Currently, professional drive clone software can help upgrade hard drive without data loss, but most of them are chargeable or even expensive. To help users get rid of the dilemma, we suggest using MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is totally free for Windows users to create a disk image, and several operations are needed.
How to Increase Capacity of Hard Drive with MiniTool Partition Wizard
Firstly, download and install the free drive clone software to Windows computer. Then, connect the new drive with computer and launch the software to get the window below:
In the interface above, as long as we select the disk which needs cloning, corresponding function will appear on the left pane. Please choose “Copy Disk” to get its operating interface:
Here, please select the disk that will save the copy of the source disk and click “Next”.
Then, choose a copying method and click “Next”. After that, a note will pop up:
Please read the note carefully for it tells how to boot from the new disk, and then click “Finish” to get the following interface:
The interface above shows the source disk has been cloned, but this is only a preview effect. Therefore, please click “Apply” button to apply all changes.
Note: if users are upgrading system disk, they will be asked to restart computer. Just do as told, and then the free drive clone software will increase the capacity of hard drive in boot mode. After all operations are completed, their computer will reboot as usual, and they can see real effect.
Now, upgrade your old or small hard drive with MiniTool Partition Wizard.