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cloning software

Software that copies the contents of an entire storage drive to another drive, typically an external one. Cloning software is used to create a future system restore or as an interim step for replacing the old drive. Unlike regular copying, which re-establishes the files on the new drive, cloning software copies all the data bit for bit.

From Hard Disks to SSDs
Today, there is a lot of cloning from a hard drive to a solid state drive (SSD) because the hard drive is many years old or it is time to upgrade storage capacity. SSDs are the modern technology.

Cloning software is also used to make a master copy of a computer configuration for quick installations on new machines. The cloned drive is copied verbatim (cloned again) to the drive in the new computer much quicker than installing the OS and applications individually. See image file, re-imaging, ghosting server and clone.
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