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HDClone 5

The universal cloning tool

HDClone creates physical or logical copies (clones) and file images of hard disks and other mass storage media. HDClone is a perfect tool for backups and creating copies of entire software or operating system installations. A special SafeRescue mode makes HDClone an invaluable tool for rescuing defective hard disks and other media. HDClone works independent of partitioning scheme, file system, and operating system. It also works with proprietary formats which would otherwise be inaccessible.


HDClone’s editions are based on each other. A higher edition will include the features of every precedent edition.

Free Edition free of charge
Simple and free cloning solution
Basic Edition €16.72
Partitions and MVD (private use only)
Standard Edition from €33.53
Cloning and backup
Advanced Edition from €58.74
Cloning, backup, and rescue
Professional Edition from €83.19
Cloning, backup, and rescue for professionals
Enterprise Edition Options
Mass cloning 4, 8, or 16 targets at a time
Note: Please use the Free Edition to find out if a certain PC system and its mass storage media are supported. The Free Edition shows all supported and recognized drives, but some of them may only be usable with one of the more advanced Edition levels.

The following matrix compares the most important features of the different editions.

Copy rate
max. copy rate (MB/s)305060111
Supported devices
IDE/ATA/SATA hard disks2yesyesyesyesyesyes
SATA / SATA II / eSATA (AHCI)yesyesyesyesyesyes
USB 1.1 and 2.0yesyesyesyesyesyes
Hard disks > 2048 GB (2 TB)noyesyesyesyesyes
USB 3.0 (XHCI)nonoyesyesyesyes
new: Unlock ATA passwordnononoyesyesyes
new: Accelerated SSDs via TRIMnononoyesyesyes
Firewire / IEEE1394 (OHCI)nonononoyesyes
new: Intel Software RAID 0/1/10/5nonononoyesyes
SCSI hard disks2nonononoyesyes
new: SATA hotplugging & port multipliernononononoyes
Copy modes
Drive copyyesyesyesyesyesyes
Partition copynoyesyesyesyesyes
MultiCopy (4×, 8×, 16×)nononononoyes
File images
Physical imagesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Logical images (SmartImage)nonoyesyesyesyes
Compressed imagesnonoyesyesyesyes
Password protected imagesnonoyesyesyesyes
Encrypted imagesnonononoyesyes
RAW imagesnonononoyesyes
new: VMDK/VHD(X)/VDI imagesnonononoyesyes
Special modes
Expanding (NTFS, FAT, ext2–4)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Downsizing (NTFS, FAT)noyesyesyesyesyes
SafeRescue modenoyesyesyesyesyes
Advanced Format/4K conversionnoyesyesyesyesyes
Defrag (NTFS, FAT)nonoyesyesyesyes
Verification modenonoyesyesyesyes
FastCopy modenononoyesyesyes
Command line interfacenonononoyesyes
Storing a result reportnonononoyesyes
Windows XP/Vista/7/8yesyesyesyesyesyes
Windows Server 2003/2008/2012nonononoyesyes
Miray Virtual Disk
Virtual drivesno11777
File image managementno11
Persistent drivesnonononoyesyes
Writing to virtual drivesnonononoyesyes
Virtual disks @ TrueSpeed3nonononoyesyes
new: Mount VMDK/VHD(X)/VDI imagesnonononoyesyes
Copy speed is not capped by software limitations.
Applicability may depend on the controller used. A table of supported SCSI controllers by HDClone/S is available.
Usage of RAW images with approximately hardware speed.

Data sheet

To aid the comparison of the editions and features of HDClone 5, we offer a data sheet as PDF, which can be used as pamphlet when printed.


In case you have lost your manual, or you want to dive into the specifics of HDClone’s functionality, you can download the current version of the HDClone 5 manual as PDF.


We offer a license type specification which summarizes the license types of HDClone 5 as PDF.

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