How Do I Clone An SD Card?

How Do I Clone An SD Card?

Below are some easy and straight forward instructions to clone your SD card.

SD cards

SD cards

The below instructions assume you are using a windows based machine and use a great little utility called HDD-Raw-Copy-Tool this can be used to create an exact low-level, sector-by-sector device duplication you can clone SATA, IDE, SAS, SCSI, SSD drives, USB sticks, SD, MMC and CompactFlash cards to an img file or to another device..

Clone your SD card

  • Download the utility from http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-Raw-Copy-Tool/.
    • We would recommend you get the standalone version as this means you don’t need to install the program and will run straight from the download.
  • Pop your SD card into your PC or laptop.
  • Start up the program.Clone
  • Highlight your SD card and click continue (the card you want to copy).
  • Highlight the device you want to copy to, or select if you want to write to an image file.
    • If you want to write to an image file to copy to a SD card at a later date –  Double click on the FILE option and choose the location and name for your image file.
  • Click Continue.
  • You will now get a display showing your previous choices, check them and then double check them – If you write to the wrong drive e.g. YoSD Cloneur main hard disk your computer will be very poorly!!
  • Click start.
  • The program will now clone your SD card.

 

 

That is it, you now have a clone or an img file of your SD card. If you created an image file this can now be used to make multiple clones.

To go the opposite way e.g. Burn an image to SD, choose an image file in tSD Clonehe first window and then an SD card in the second.

 

 

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