How to Backup Entire Disk or Partitions using HDClone
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How to Backup Entire Disk or Partitions using HDClone

HDClone is a small backup utility that can save your life. Well, this software will help you to create full system backup of your Operating System. It also can be used to clone disk and backup entire disk partitions easily. Please read our previous post about HDClone to know more about this Backup Software. On this article, I am going to show you how to create a full disk backup (including all partitions) using HDClone 7. This software works with Windows 7, 8 and also Windows 10.

HDClone cre­ates phys­i­cal or log­i­cal cop­ies (clones) and file im­ages of hard disks and oth­er mass stor­age me­dia. HDClone is the per­fect tool for back­ups and for cre­ating cop­ies of en­tire soft­ware or operating system in­stal­la­tions. A spe­cial Safe­Rescue mode makes HDClone an in­valu­able tool for res­cu­ing de­fec­tive hard disks and oth­er me­dia.


Backup Entire Disk using HDClone

This step will make a backup of your entire disk into a single file. You can save the backup to an external drive or the second drive. But unfortunately, HDClone does not support Samba shared folder. But if you don’t need a cloud backup destination or Samba shared folder, you can rely on HDClone. We recommend you to use your external drive to store your full system backup.

Step 1. Install HD Clone

You can download and install HD Clone on Windows 7, Windows 8 and also Windows 10. It’s free.

Step 2. Create Backup

Open HD Clone and on the first window, click Store on the Backup section.

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Select the disk you want to backup. If you have multiple disks connected, you will see all your disks here.

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Next, you need to specify the image location.

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Next, you can specify additional backup options. You can enable compression and also password protection to your backup. There are many options that only available in paid version.

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Finally, press Start button to start the backup process

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Final Thoughts

It is very easy to backup the entire disks using HD Clone 7. The backup wizard is very simple and clear for any users level. Thanks for reading this tutorial.

One Comment

  1. If I do a backup and then later want to do a restore if my original HDD is toast, what min config on a fresh NEW HDD would I need to restore the backup??


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