How to Replace System Hard Disk on Same Computer

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  • Add Date: 2015-04-23 21:51:23  Update Date:2017-11-06 04:44:50

This article applies to:

All editions of EaseUS Todo Backup 8.0 and later version

 

Introduction

 

If your system hard drive is going down or you want to replace the computer/hardware with better performance without reinstalling operating system, you could use our product to make the swap with multiple methods as instructed in this article.

 

Solution



There are two methods for replacing system drive on the same computer, you could select a right scenario to replace your system drive.



Method 1: Clone one disk to another with disk clone



Disk clone could clone one hard disk to another, and you could clone to a large or small disk, but, the size of the destination disk must large than the used space on source disk.

 

Enterprise edition:

 

Home & Free edition:

 

To ensure the cloned drive can boot up normally, please connect both drive as internal disk via SATA or IDE and then clone the entire hard drive.

More information about disk clone, please click here.

 

Please disconnect the source disk then boot from the cloned disk after the clone is finished.

 

Method 2: Backup and restore with disk /partition backup and recovery

 

Sometimes, the clone method cannot work or you are using laptop which can only connect one internal drive. In such cases, you could backup 

entire source disk and then restore backup image to destination disk. Here is the exact steps:

 

1. Create a disk backup image for source disk with Disk/Partition Backup

 

Enterprise edition:


 

Home & Free edition:

 

2. Create a bootable disk with EaseUS Todo backup.



3.Replace source disk with destination disk, then boot the computer with bootable disk and restore the disk backup image to destination disk.

 

Enterprise edition:

 

Home & Free edition:

 

4.Reboot computer from the restored disk directly.

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