Disk Copy Software
Roman send me an email yesterday reminding me that I never covered Easeus Disk Copy at Ghacks. He used the disk copy software in combination with gParted to move his operating system and files from his old hard drive to a bigger one.
EASEUS Disk Copy is an excellent disk copy software for all operating systems that can be used to copy data from one hard drive to another drive of the same or a bigger size. One of the main uses for this software is therefor to copy all data from one hard drive to a bigger one. The disk copy software will copy all data which essentially means that running Easeus Disk Copy to copy the data of an 80 Gigabyte hard drive to a bigger hard drive will copy 80 Gigabytes of data to the new hard drive (a sector to sector copy so to speak).
This obviously includes deleted files which makes the disk copy software an excellent tool for hard disk recovery as well. The data could be copied to a spare hard drive and analysed on that hard drive without having to tamper with the original hard drive.
EASEUS Disk Copy is supplied as an ISO image which has to be burned to disk. The computer has to be booted from the CD drive to run the disk copy software. The software can also be used to copy data from one partition to another.
The process of copying on disk or partition to another is straightforward and fast. It usually involves selecting the copy mode and picking the source and destination drives or partitions. The disk copy software supports hard disks of up to one Terabyte.Advertisement
Question : if i copy my hole HD (where the OS is) to another HD (bigger) … can i boot my OS from that one without any problems … because i didn’t understand very well this part “The computer has to be booted from the CD drive to run the disk copy software”
Vympel yes you can do that without problems.
ok Thanks !
Question : if i copy my hole HD (where the OS is) to another HD (bigger) â€¦ can i boot my OS from that one without any problems â€¦ because i didnâ€™t understand very well this part â€œThe computer has to be booted from the CD drive to run the disk copy softwareâ€
In fact I did it myself + resized system partition to bigger size.
i didnâ€™t understand very well this part â€œThe computer has to be booted from the CD drive to run the disk copy softwareâ€
To run this software you have to burn it to CD and boot from that CD. But after Ñopying you can boot from new HDD.
Easeus Disk Copy can only do sector by sector copy, and Easeus another backup freeware Easeus Todo backup is more powerful, it enables you to clone the entire disk fast both in windows and bootable CD by file level or sector level. Support bootable media based on WinPE .
Question of the million, can it copy to a smaller partition as well?
If it can it may work as a roughly one-time backup restore utility as well but uncompressed. Though as for eleven comment it seems Easeus Todo backup itÂ´s a better choice.
Update: I guess you can create a a partition with the same size for that, but it seems simplier to me to copy it to a bigger HDD partition (with more free space).