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Summary

Want to replace a larger HDD for your computer but do not know how to make it without reinstalling system? The following 5 best cloning software could do you a favor. Find the one suits you now!


With the development of SSD’s technology, its high reading/writing speed has been highly accepted and widely used by computer users. More and more users prefer to make SSD to be the system disk and HDD to save data, which can greatly improve the computer performance.
However, some users are confused about the disk replacement:

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1. Is that means we need to reinstall whole system and all the software in our computer?
2. If we can transfer all data in HDD to SSD, is there any software which can simplify the process of data transfer?
In fact, it is not every disk cloning software supports cloning whole HDD to SSD. Here  we will analyze 5 mainstream disk cloning software to you and help you find the most suitable one: DriveImage XMLEaseUS Partition MasterClonzialleAcronis True ImageRenee Becca.
disk-clone-software-comparison

DriveImage XML

User-friendly: ★★☆☆☆
Function: ★★☆☆☆
Migration Speed★★★☆☆
Success Rate: ★★★☆☆
DriveImage-XML-interface
DriveImage XML is a hard disk clone software which is with easy to go interface. Its functions includes basic backup, restore and clone. When users make backup with DriveImage XML, they can choose to different plans to compress or divide the large backup files. Although this compress behavior can save space for users, the operation will make the backup process take more time.

Also, this software equips with the automatic backup function which is make use of Windows’ build-in backup function which is hard to understand. Besides, users can also make use of the Volume Shadow Copy function. However, it is somehow useless for personal users.

The biggest disadvantage of DriveImage XML lies on all function only can operate on the basis of partition. If you just want to backup or clone partition, you can make use of this software. 

EaseUS Partition Master

User-friendly: ★★★☆☆
Function: ★★★☆☆
Migration Speed: ★★★☆☆
Success Rate: ★★★☆☆
EaseUS-Partition-Master
Focusing on partition management, EaseUS Partition Master can clone whole hard disk, partition and system. But regret to find that it is not equipped with backup and restore function like the other similar software. Besides, other function like change partition letter, join partitions, format partition are useless for disk clone. 

Clonzialle

User-friendly: ★☆☆☆☆
Function: ★☆☆☆☆
Migration Speed: ★★★★☆
Success Rate: ★★★★☆
Clonzialle
Being a opening source software, Clonzialle can backup, restore and clone disk. Although its functions are limited, the function are so good. However, users need to make all the function on a virtual interface.

First of all, users need to create a bootable virtual system with USB disk or CD. Then please change the boot order in BIOS and make your computer boot from the bootable disk.

The operation is complicated and not so user-friendly. For those who are not so familiar with computer, this software could be hard to use. 

Acronis True Image

User-friendly: ★★★☆☆
Function:  ★★★★☆
Migration Speed:  ★★★☆☆
Success Rate: ★★★☆☆
Acronis True Image
Acronis True Image is a multiple functional software which equips with data backup, restore and clone functions. The backup function in Acronis True Image can not only save the backup file in local disk but also the online drive which convenience the users to get the file on other computer. Besides, its Active Protection function can scan the files, backup and other data in real time. However, these functions are valid on the basis of different charge. And for the clone function in Acronics True Image, its performance is just average.

Renee Becca

User-friendly ★★★★★
Function: ★★★★☆
Migration Speed:  ★★★★☆
Success Rate: ★★★★★
Renee Becca clone function
Professional at disk clone, backup and restore, Renee Becca supports backup/restore/clone system, partitions, folders and even whole disk. And auto backup plans in Renee Becca helps users save time and disk space by providing 5 different backup plans. Also, you can create rescue CD to restore your backed up system at any time and anywhere. Besides, erase function can help you protect your data from recovery by erasing them without trace.
Software NameBackup/RestoreAuto-backup PlanFile Backup FunctionSystem/Disk MigrationDisk Erase
DriveImage XMLyes iconyes iconno iconno iconno icon
EaseUS Partition Masterno iconno iconno iconyes iconyes icon
Clonzialleyes iconno iconno iconno iconno icon
Acronis True Imageyes iconyes iconyes iconno iconyes icon
Renee Beccayes iconyes iconyes iconyes iconyes icon
After comparing with 5 different disk clone software, we recommend you to clone disk with Renee Becca. Although other software may equip with more functions than Renee Becca does, all functions in Renee Becca are focusing on disk and system clone, backup, etc. Besides, the backup and clone performance are stable. Also other functions like auto backup, system migration, data erase can help users manage their data in a better way. Now let’s get to know more about Renee Becca.

Clone all data (including system) in HDD to smaller SSD.SSD could used to boot computer after clone finished.

Autmotic 4K Alignment helps you get the best performance of the SSD disk!

Support to migrate Windows to SSD only.

Clone HDD to HDD or SSD to SSD with all data reserved.

Backup & restore system/disk/folder. Auto backup plans are available.

people has downloaded and clone whole HDD to SSD for free!

How to Clone HDD to HDD with Renee Becca

Step 1: Launch Renee Becca. Select “Clone Function” and then please click “Disk Clone”.

Clone system to SSD
Tip: If you want to clone the system only, please click “System Migration”.

Step 2: Select the source HDD and the clone destination.

make the target disk bootable
Want to copy the HDD to a larger one but do not know how to make use of the free space? With Renee Becca, you can easily make use of the space when processing clone.
You can allocate the free space before processing the clone:
more settings for hdd clone
1. Add partitions with same size
The size of the original partition will remain the same in the new cloned HDD. But the free space will be allocated to the new partition(s) you want equally.
Example: Select add 2 new partitions. Size of the original HDD: 200GB Size of the new HDD: 300GB After clone finish, the new HDD will become:
add new partition
2. Extend the partition size
The free space will be allocated according to the scale of the partitions’ size in the original disk automatically.
Example: Size of the original HDD: 200GB Size of the new HDD: 300GB The scale of the partitions’ size: 3:2 Free 100GB will be allocated according to this scale. After clone finish, the new HDD will become:
extend original disk
3. Maintain the original size:
Just clone the partitions to the new HDD but remain the same size as they were in the original HDD. Leave the free space to be unallocated one.
Example: Size of the original HDD: 200GB Size of the new HDD: 300GB After clone finish, the new HDD will become:
preserve the original size
Renee Becca will identify the internal hard drive of your computer and the target HDD.
You do not need to format the HDD before the clone. Renee Becca will make it for you.
Once the clone finish, you can take off the original hard disk and install the new HDD. Also, you can try to boot from the new HDD first to check whether the clone is succeeded.
Cloning disk with Renee Becca is so easy! Now you can enjoy the new disk! If you want to clone HDD to new disk like HDD or SSD, you can make it with Renee Becca. Just a few clicks!
press to the download button