I have written several posts that explain how to clone a hard drive or SSD, and every time I think I’ve found the simplest method possible I eventually discover an even easier way to do it.
Well, I’ve found yet another way, and I honestly don’t think cloning a drive could be any simpler than this.
The Unitek USB 3.0 to Mini Dual Bay Hard Drive Docking Station (#ad) literally makes the process of cloning a hard drive or SSD onto a target drive as simple as pushing a button!
This is all you have to do to clone a hard drive or SSD using the Unitek docking station/duplicator:
1 – With the docking station/duplicator powered off and disconnected from your computer, insert the source drive (the drive you wish to copy) into slot 1 and the target drive into slot 2.
2 – Press the Clone button to start the cloning process.
That’s it. When the copy procedure is finished you will have cloned a drive simply by pushing a button!
The time it takes to clone a drive will depend on how much data is stored on the source drive. It could take anywhere from just a few minutes to several hours.
The Unitek docking station/drive duplicator works with both 2.5 inch laptop drives and 3.5 desktop drives that use a SATA interface.
You can even mix the drives sizes (i.e. copy a 3.5 drive to a 2.5 inch drive). The target drive MUST be the same size as the source drive or larger.
For example, you can clone the contents of a 1TB drive onto a 2TB drive, but not the other way around.
It’s important to note that this device is also a USB 3.0 docking station that allows you to use up to two bare internal drives as external USB drives. You can almost think of it as a USB 3.0 “hub” for hard drives and SSDs.
One of the most amazing things about this docking station/drive duplicator is the low price. Considering everything this gadget does, I was fairly shocked when I saw how little it costs.
Bottom line: If you’re looking for the simplest way possible to clone hard drives and SSDs and/or use them as external USB drives, you have just found it!
Click here (#ad) to read more about the Unitek USB 3.0 to Mini Dual Bay Hard Drive Docking Station and Hard Drive Duplicator at Amazon.
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