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SD card got broken? The capacity of the SD card is wearing out? You decide to get a new SD card but want the data in original SD card come with you. So, how to quickly transfer all data to the new SD card? Clone the SD card to a new one with methods here!



Why Should We Clone SD Card?

SD card, a small, portable digital storage card, can be used to expand the storage capacity of phones and cameras. Pictures, music, videos and other data can be saved in it.
clone sd card data to the new one
Doubtlessly, the storage capacity will be run out as the data is growing in the SD card. At this time, we will consider to change a new SD card with larger capacities. In addition, you will change the card when it is broken or the lifespan is nearly over. Then, the data in the SD card should be cloned to the new one.

How to Clone SD Card?

1. Directly Clone in Windows (Not Compatible with Hidden/Locked Files in SD Card)

This most convenient way, of course, is to directly copy and paste the files in Windows. This method is suitable for the SD card without too many files, especially without hidden pr locked files.
① Connect the SD cards to the computer. Open the old SD card and select all files (Ctrl+A), then right-click to select [Copy].
clone files to the sd card
② Right-click and select [Paste] at the new SD card. Then the data will be cloned to the new one.
Note!

1. Some cards, used in phones and the other important devices, may contain hidden, locked and encrypted files. These files cannot be manually selected in Windows.

2. If there are many files in the SD card, it will take a long time to copy them. To save the time, you can use Renee Becca to clone the SD card. See the next part.

The process that Windows is copying and pasting files will pass through many unnecessary steps, such as modifying the file system catalog and building index. If you want to copy about 3,000 files, it probably takes half of a day in Windows.

Yet, Renee Becca can quickly copy files sector by sector. All hidden, locked and encrypted files can be included.

2. Clone with Renee Becca (Compatible with Hidden/Locked Files in SD Card)

Renee Becca is a professional, reliable backup and recovery software. The three functions (backup, restore and clone), supports various storage devices and file types. Only by simple steps can we back up, recover and clone data in the system, partitions and folders.
Renee Becca can automatically analyze the data differences between the original files and the backup files and only backup the increment/differential files, which can greatly save the disk space. If the system breaks down, Renee Becca can recover data with a rescue CD under the non-Windows circumstance.
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Provides multiple functions like backup, restore, clone, system migration.

Clone all data (including system) in HDD to smaller SSD or larger HDD. Disk could boot PC after clone finished.

Supports to migrate Windows to SSD with a few clicks.

4K alignment will be processed when clone disk, migrate system, restore disk or system.

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

Provides functions like backup, restore, clone, system migration.

Clone all data (including system) in HDD to smaller SSD or larger HDD.

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

Compatible with: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2008 / 2012(32bit/64bit) / Server 2008

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How to clone SD card (by sector):

Generally, only 1 SD card slot is equipped with each computer. You can create an image file for the old SD card in Disk/Partition Backup, and then recover the file in the new card.

① Download and install Renee Becca.
main interface of renee becca
② In the tab [Backup], select [Disk/Partition Backup].
backup data in disks and partitions
③ Select the target SD card and set the destination to save the files. Then click [Backup].
select the target sd card and position to save and clone data
④ In the tab [Task], you can check the backup progress. After that, click [Recover] to clone the data to the new SD card.
click to recover data
⑤ Then select the target folders and the destination, and click [Recover] to save them in the new SD card.
clone data to the target place

How Does Windows and Renee Becca Clone Data:

When Windows are copying and pasting data, it should copy them one by one. Since the SD card cannot read the files very fast, many unnecessary steps, such as reading the catalog, locating files, will consume the time.

Similarly, if the data is directly written on the SD card, the catalog of the file system, the marks for occupied space and the space allocation will be modified accordingly. These operations will slow down the copy progress but also shorten the lifespan of the SD card.

Renee Becca can clone data sector by sector. Only through simple clicks, it skips the files system and directly read and write the data in the SD cards, speeding up the copy progress.