Backup and cloning for private users. The Basic Edition is a valuable tool for 1:1 data backups, bulk images and migration of operating system and data.
In addition to drive cloning you can select single partitions and clone them separately—either directly on the target drive or as file image.
Clone from and onto USB devices, like key drives and card readers—on Windows as well as in the self-booting version.
More independence und flexibility: HDClone 6 supports Bluetooth mice and keyboards in self-booting mode.
HDClone 6 supports all Windows versions from XP—including the new Windows 10.
HDClone offers a self-booting version (HDClone/S) and a Windows application (HDClone/W). Both versions use the same user interface, so switching between the two is no problem.
Support for modern sector sizes
For over 30 years, 512 Bytes have been the one-and-only standard sector size for any PC mass storage media. Now modern drives in “Advanced Format” can have different sector sizes (512, 512e, 1Kn, and 4Kn). HDClone allows you to create clones and file images between disks with different sector formats and converts NTFS and FAT file systems automatically.
HDClone works without an operating system
HDClone can be booted from CD/DVD, floppy and USB stick, even on SecureBoot systems, so you even can recover an image without a working operating system. With identical interfaces on both programs there is complete ease in switching between the self-booting version and the Windows program and supports USB and Bluetooth mice and keyboards.
Perfect for back-ups
Instead of a direct copy from medium to medium, you can also store an exact image of the medium in a file image. These file images can be stored, archived, or transmitted via network and the Internet. They can be restored 1:1 to a medium which then behaves just like a direct copy had been made.
Direct access to file images
From the Basic Edition on, HDClone includes the software Miray Virtual Disk. You can use this software to mount file images that have been created with HDClone as virtual Windows drives. This allows you to access files and folders in an image directly without having to restore the image to a physical disk before.
Supports UEFI BIOS and GUID partition tables
This feature allows HDClone to run on computers with new UEFI BIOS. GPT partitions used for large (> 2 TB) hard disks are recognized automatically and copied correctly.
Upsizing on the fly
HDClone can increase your FAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partition size automatically on the fly during copying.
Reducing on the fly for FAT and NTFS
HDClone can decrease your NTFS and FAT partition size automatically on the fly during copying. This allows you to adjust partition sizes during cloning or to migrate to smaller media. Perfect for migrating to (usually smaller) SSD drives.
Copies and backup during operation
HDClone now can create copies and file images of drives and partitions during Windows operation - even for the system volume.
Read defective media in SafeRescue mode
When copying from media with defective areas these areas will be skipped in the first run. The rescue operation will be performed at the end of the process to prevent further disk damage.
HDClone 6 Basic Edition may be exclusively obtained as Private Workplace License (Online Shop).
A Private Workplace License allows the licensee to permanently install and use1 the product on up to two PCs, typically a PC and a notebook. Being a Private License, it may be used for non-commercial activites only.
See the hardware requirements of your Windows version (XP onwards). Does not run on Windows Server.
|Controller type||self-booting||on Windows|
|PCI-IDE/ATA hard disk controller||yes||yes|
|Busmaster IDE controller||yes||yes|
|USB 1.1 (UHCI, OHCI)||yes||yes|
|USB 2.0 (EHCI)||yes||yes|
|USB 3.0 (XHCI)||yes||yes|
|AHCI (SATA II) controller||yes||yes|
|Adaptec SCSI host adapter*||no||no|
|Other SCSI host adapter (LSI, …)||no||no|
|SAS host adapter||no||no|
|Media type||self-booting||on Windows|
|USB key drives||yes||yes|
|IDE, ATA, SATA, eSATA||yes||yes|
|xD and others||yes||yes|
|Up-sizing||NTFS, FAT, ext2–4||NTFS, FAT, ext2–4|
|Image target*||NTFS, FAT||any|
Maximum copy rate: 50 MB/s