Biref Introduction to Copy Disk Wizard
It means to copy disk to disk, which is helpful when new HDD or SSD is in use without reinstalling system.Although AOMEI Partition Assistant is mainly designed for Windows hard drive partition management, it also comes with copy wizards to do pre-partition job - backup. In Partition Assistant Wizards list, you can see “Disk Copy Wizard” and “Partition Copy Wizard”, with this two wizards’ help, you can make sure of data secure. Let’s go through copy disk to disk.
How to Use Disk Copy Wizard?
Take the following steps to start.
Run Partition Assistant, in the main window you can see how many disks you have in the disk list. There are all four ways to get access to copy disk wizard.
Click "Disk Copy Wizard" from the left Wizards column (whether you click on source disk to choose it or not before select "Disk Copy Wizard", it will ask you to choose source disk in the next step).
Choose source disk and select "Disk Copy" in left Disk Operations list.
Right click source disk and choose "Copy Disk".
Select source disk and click "Copy Disk" in the top Disk drop-down box menu.
Here we choose the first method to continue.
In the pop up window, two options are available for you to choose: Copy Disk Quickly and Sector by Sector Copy. The previous one means to copy the used space of the disk to another disk with partition adjustable in the process, and this one is recommended; the later one, on the other hand, is to copy all sectors of the disk to a target disk both for used space and free space.
Choose one to "Next", now you can select the source disk.
Tip: Automatically, the first disk will be selected as source disk. You just need choose the one you want. And, if you choose to start Disk Copy Wizard in any one of the other three ways (source disk is selected in advance), this step will be skipped and come directly to the next step.
Click "Next" to proceed. Then, choose destination drive.
Destination hard disk should be no small than source one, at least should be no small than the used space of source drive if select Copy Disk Quickly method above.
Click "Next" to go on and a message will warn you about wiping destination disk. Make sure there is no important data on destination or you have backed them up to other place.
Then, you can see three options before starting.
- Copy without resizing partitions: The source disk configuration will be copied exactly to the new disk with destination disk extra space become unallocated. (default option)
- Fit partitions to the entire disk: The entire destination disk will be occupied by the same unmber of partitions as source drive with partition size in proportion to source one.
- Edit partition on this disk: You could change the partitions size on the new disk
Since we are going to copy system drive, a warn will be seen. When the copy disk
operation is finished, please do not start the computer directly from the
destination disk. In order to make operating system on the destination disk, please
shut down the computer after disk copy is finished and disconnect the source disk,
then start the computer from the destination disk.
After reading the note, click "Finish" and "Apply" what we plan just now.