As is well known, Western Digital (WD) refers to a computer data storage company which is one of the largest hard drive manufacturers around the world. The great mass of computer users take the WD hard drive as the first choice. For those who are using the disks produced by other manufacturers, to upgrade their hard drives to WD hard disks will be done. And for WD disk users, it is a good choice to upgrade the old or small disk to a newer or larger WD disk. Besides, disk cloning can be done for backup. No matter which situation you are facing, a piece of WD cloning software should be needful.
On the internet, there is a lot of Western Digital cloning software. So, which one is the best choice for you? In our opinion, the one with top performance should be worth mentioning. Here, two free tools can satisfy your needs.
As a popular all-in-one partition manager, it provides you with the powerful feature called “Copy Disk” to help to clone a WD hard drive. This feature adopts sector-by-sector mode, so all the contents of the source disk can be migrated to another hard drive. How does this software work?
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard and click “Copy Disk” from the left action panel after selecting the source disk.
Step 2: Select a hard drive as the destination hard drive which should have enough disk space to hold the source data.
Note: You had better create a backup for the target disk data since the cloning process can destroy it.
Step 3: Select one copy option and then you will have a preview from the “Target Disk Layout”. “Use GUID Partition Table” is useful if you want to use GPT disk to store the copy. Note that it is a paid feature for system disk cloning.
Step 4: Then this hard drive cloning software will inform you how to boot PC from this target disk.
Step 5: Hit “Apply” to execute this WD hard drive cloning operation.
It is worth mentioning that MiniTool ShadowMaker can be used to clone WD hard drive. It offers you powerful “Clone Disk” feature for this job. Get it from the official website and install it on your computer. Let’s look at how this feature works.
Step 1: Run MiniTool ShadowMaker, and then click “Connect” of the Local section.
Step 2: Click “Clone Disk” in “Tools” page.
Step 3: Select the source disk and target disk depending on the corresponding instruction.
Step 4: Then you will enter process page. After the WD hard drive cloning operation is done, please shut down your computer, and remove one disk you needn’t.
Up to now, we have shown you how to use Western Digital cloning software – MiniTool Partition Wizard or MiniTool ShadowMaker to clone a WD hard drive. If you are looking for one clone tool, just get one of them.
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