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HDClone 6

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 with SmartCopy
Advanced Edition from €58.74
Cloning, backup, and rescue
Professional Edition from €83.19
Cloning, backup, and rescue for professionals
Professional Edition Portable €167.23
Portable service version: cloning, backup and rescue for your clients’ PCs
Enterprise Edition Options
Mass cloning 4, 8, or 16 targets at a time
Note: To verify bootability and functionality for utilization on specific hardware, please use the Free Edition. It will show you all available drives, including those requiring a higher edition to be actually used with HDClone.

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
new: Dynamic Disks: Single Diskyesyesyesyesyesyes
Hard disks > 2048 GB (2 TB)noyesyesyesyesyes
USB 3.0 (XHCI)nonoyesyesyesyes
Unlock ATA passwordnononoyesyesyes
Accelerated SSDs via TRIMnononoyesyesyes
Firewire / IEEE1394 (OHCI)nonononoyesyes
new: Dynamic Disks as sourcenonononoyesyes
Intel Software RAID 0/1/10/5nonononoyesyes
SCSI hard disks2nonononoyesyes
SATA hotplugging & port multipliernononononoyes
Copy modes
Drive copyyesyesyesyesyesyes
Partition copynoyesyesyesyesyes
new: HFS+ (SmartCopy)nononoyesyesyes
MultiCopy (4×, 8×, 16×)nononononoyes
File images
Physical imagesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Logical images (SmartImage)nonoyesyesyesyes
Compressed imagesnonoyesyesyesyes
Password protected imagesnonoyesyesyesyes
new: Differential imagesnononoyesyesyes
Encrypted imagesnonononoyesyes
RAW imagesnonononoyesyes
VMDK/VHD(X)/VDI imagesnonononoyesyes
new: Restore images with MVD overlaynonononoyesyes
Special modes
Upsizing (NTFS, FAT, ext2–4)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Downsizing (NTFS, FAT)noyesyesyesyesyes
SafeRescue modenoyesyesyesyesyes
Advanced Format/4K conversionnoyesyesyesyesyes
Defrag (NTFS, FAT)nonoyesyesyesyes
Verification modenonoyesyesyesyes
new: HFS+ (upsizing, downsizing, defrag)nononoyesyesyes
FastCopy modenononoyesyesyes
Command line interfacenonononoyesyes
Storing a result reportnonononoyesyes
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10yesyesyesyesyesyes
Windows Server 2003/2008/2012nonononoyesyes
new: SecureBootnonononoyesyes
Miray Virtual Disk
Virtual drivesno11777
File image managementno11
Persistent drivesnonononoyesyes
Writing to virtual drivesnonononoyesyes
Virtual disks @ TrueSpeed3nonononoyesyes
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 help you compare the editions and features of HDClone 6, 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 6 manual as PDF.


We offer a license type specification which summarizes the license types of HDClone 6 as PDF.

Updates & Upgrades

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