When do we need to clone disk? Usually, we need to clone disk under two situations: upgrading hard disk or protecting data.
Upgrading hard disk: Cloning disk is useful when you want to replace the older smaller hard disk by a newer larger hard disk without installing the Operating System and applications again. One thing to note is that the medium used as destination medium should be of at least the same size as the source medium or larger to ensure all data will be cloned onto the new disk without any data loss.
Protecting data: In case of hard disks with defective areas it is especially important to back up data to an intact medium before starting any recovery attempts because the recovery procedure may cause further defects resulting from the inherent exposure of this procedure, while the physical disk clone may cause much less exposure than any other usage due to its linear operation. After cloning, you can perform recovery on the destination disk without fearing any further damages.
To clone your disk in an easy and secure way, you need a reliable partition management software, such as EASEUS Partition Master which is able to clone disk and partitions beyond its resize/move partition function.
With this disk clone utility, you will never worry about data loss again. Partition copy and Disk copy are the hot features within EASEUS Partition Master which supports file-by-file copy that is much faster than sector-by-sector without data loss. During the file-by-file copy process, it also allows you to resize partitions in order to fit the target partition.