How to Copy Disk

Disk copy is especially useful when upgrade to a new hard drive. Unluckily, disk copy command does not recommend be used for any disk but a floppy diskette. With the help of Partition Assistant, you could make this preparation conveniently and efficiently.

June 26, 2017

How to Copy Disk

The disk copy feature allows users to copy the entire contents of a hard drive to another. However disk copy command does not recommend be used for any disk but a floppy diskette. Luckily, Partition Assistant has added this new feature and makes partition copy and disk copy easy and security.

Note:

  • Pay attention when copy disk 1 to disk 2, all the data on disk 2 will be deleted and destroyed. You could not copy disk to a dynamic disk also.

  • The size of target disk must match with the source disk; it lies on the different method you take. If you choose "disk copy quickly", the target disk could be smaller than source disk but must larger than used space. If you choose "sector-by-sector copy", the target disk must be equal or larger than the source disk.

  • Only "Sector-by-sector copy" could copy the deleted or lost file.

Step1. Launch Partition Assistant and right-click the disk you want to copy (here we choose disk2)and select "Copy", you could also click the "disk copy" at the left side Disk Operations list.

Main Interface of PA 3.0

Step2. In the pop-up window, PA offers two disk copy method "Copy Disk Quickly" and "Sector-by-Sector Copy". Here we take the first method and click "Next"

Disk Copy Method

Step3. In the next page, select a disk as destination disk (here we select disk 4). When you click next it will pop up a box that reminds you the data on the target disk will be deleted.

Select Destination Disk

Step4. Click "Yes" then it will turn to next page which you can edit disk in three different suggestions. Click "Next"

Edit Disk

Tips:

  • "Copy without resizing partition": means keeping the size of source partitions.

  • "Fit partitions to entire disk": means the program automatically adjusts the size of partition to fit the entire disk.

  • "Edit partitions on this disk": means resizing partition size on the disk by you.

Step5. In next page, you could read the note about "how to boot OS from destination disk" and then click "Finish"

Finally, do not forget to click "Apply" on the tool bar to implement our operation on physical disk. Is that simple? You could not only copy disk but also copy partition to other disk you want. Free download and experience its magic features.