“Tomorrow I’ll be going from my current config (120GB SSD Boot disk, 320GB SATA 2 Games Disk), to a new config (64GB SSD Boot Disk, 120GB SSD Games Disk).
In other words, I need to clone the 40GB worth of Windows files and applications from my 120GB 840 EVO to my 64GB SanDisk Ultra Plus that arrives tomorrow. After that I’ll clone the 80GB of games from my HDD to my 120GB SSD (or I could just reinstall steam and all my games).
So, just wondering, what’s the best free cloning software? I’m looking for something reliable and user friendly. Cheers!”
The situation above must have been encountered by many computer users today. In such case we need to take advantage of professional PC cloning software to do this. Specialized disk cloning software like MiniTool Partiiton Wizard should be an ideal solution for disk copy.
Why MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a professional disk & partition management program which can be used to create/delete/expand/shrink/move/format partition, convert file system, convert disk type, migrate system, copy hard drive, and so on. After years of development, this software has gained great reputation all round the world. In terms of PC cloning, the free edition can handle this well.
As hard drive cloning software, Partition Wizard can clone PC in only 4 steps. Below are the tutorials:
Step 1. Launch Partition Wizard and then right click on the source disk in the main interface. Select “Copy” Disk.
Step 2. In the pop up window, select the target disk. Then click “Next“.
Tip: The data on the destination disk will be wiped. So if you have data stored on the target disk, make a data backup at first.
Step 3. Choose the copy method and click “Next” to continue.
1. Fit partitions to entire disk.
2. Copy partition without Resize. (Sector by sector copy.)
3. Edit partitions on this disk.
Tip: If the target disk is SSD or is advanced format disk, tick “Force to align to 1MB” to optimize the performance.
Step 4. Then Partition Wizard will tell you how to boot from the target disk. Click “Finish” to go back to the main interface and press “Apply“.
Tips: As Partition Magic alternative, Partition Wizard is absolute PC cloning software, and all the operations can be completed without data loss. Free download and check how powerful it is!