A Detailed Guide to Clone Disk with MiniTool ShadowMaker [MiniTool Wiki]

Clone Disk is another useful feature of MiniTool ShadowMaker, which is significant for hard drive upgrading. A big difference between disk clone and disk image is that when you clone a disk, you can directly use it after the operation, while you will have to restore a disk image before you can use it directly.

MiniTool ShadowMaker even can help you to clone the dynamic disk.

Note :

Is it better to make a clone? This depends on the actual situation. If you need to upgrade the disk to a larger one without reinstalling OS, cloning is recommended. If you want to back up disk data to an image file, cloning cannot realize it but the backup feature can.

How to Clone Basic Disk?

Step 1: Open MiniTool ShadowMaker and choose Tools and then Clone Disk .

click Clone Disk

Step 2: Choose the disk you want to clone and click Next to choose where to store the copy. Then click Start to begin the process.

select source disk

select target source

Step 3: Confirm that you want to start the task and wait for the process to finish.

click OK

the disk clone is finished

Note : You can check the box next to Shut down the computer when the operation is completed so that the computer will shut down automatically and you can take either the source disk or the target disk out of the computer after the cloning.