How to Copy Encrypted Hard Drive to SSD/HDD with Free Cloning Software

Many businesses take advantage of Windows built-in encryption tool – BitLocker – or other reliable third-party encryption utilities to protect their data. It makes those who have the security password or hardware code could access the hard drive disks to avoid data leaking. Since you can encrypt and protect your data with encryption tools, you can still use the management to unlock your drive, or change the password and so on.

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While the encrypted tools benefit many companies and businesses, it does take some problem when you want to copy or clone encrypted data to a new hard drive disk or a new solid- state drive.

Choose Right Software to Copy Encrypted Hard Drive

There are many software are so called to support to clone encrypted hard drive in the application market. But the fact is that even some expensive commercial cloning applications don’t support you to clone encrypted drives. Therefore, you can find many cases with failed to clone encrypted hard drive by using Clonezilla, Norton, Symantec, and Acronis cloning software in the forum.

Here you can try the freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard to use the clone disk feature to copy the whole encrypted hard drive disk to new hdd or ssd. Besides being a freeware to clone encrypted hard drive to ssd, AOMEI Backupper is the best and the most popular free backup software for Windows users.

How to Copy Encrypted Hard Drive to SSD with AOMEI Backupper

Many disk cloning software has the disk clone function as well, but AOMEI Backupper provides unique sector by sector clone feature to migrate encrypted hard drive to larger hdd or ssd. Let’s see the detailed steps to clone encrypted hard drive to a hard drive disk.

STEP 1. Download and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard, go to Clone tab;
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STEP 2. Choose Disk Clone in the Clone interface, there, you need to choose the source encrypted hard drive disk and then click Next to continue;
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STEP 3. In the next interface, you need to select destination disk to clone encrypted hard drive disk, then click Next to continue; if there are important data on your destination disk, please backup it firstly;
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STEP 4. Choose sector by sector clone to copy encrypted hard drive and confirm the operation summary, click Start Clone to finish the progress.

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That’s the whole steps to copy encrypted hard drive to hard drives. It’s the same steps to clone encrypted hard drive to your new SSD. You’d better to tick the align partition to optimize for SSD to improve your SSD performance.

Wrapping Up

AOMEI Backupper Network 4.5 Beta, a centralized backup management solution that enables you to create and manage computer, will be released with the coming December. It cuts down backup administration costs and saves much time, you can use a computer as a central server to start, schedule, stop and monitor remote backup jobs for all clients in the network. Once you have abNetwork installed on the central computer and the client program installed on the computers you’d like to backup, you can use the central computer to backup system, disk or partitions of all these client computers to a share or NAS.

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How to Copy Encrypted Hard Drive to SSD/HDD with Free Cloning Software
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