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Giveaway of the day — AweClone 2.2 (Win&Mac)

Best Hard Disk Drive Cloning Software.
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 72 (77%) 21 (23%) 38 comments

AweClone 2.2 (Win&Mac) was available as a giveaway on May 10, 2019!

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AweClone offers sector by sector technology to help easily and securely clone hard disk drive, system hard drive or external device. You can completely migrate your data and contents from one hard drive to another without any loss.
Powerful Disk Cloner
Powerful disk cloning software to easily and completely clone any hard disk or storage device to another hard disk drive or device.
HDD/SSD Cloning Software
Clone HDD to SSD or clone SSD to HDD with ease. You also can clone SDD or HDD to external hard drive, storage media device.
Clone System Hard Drive
Make an identical copy of your system hard drive in event of system crash or system error. Duplicate your hard disk drive on any other computer/hard drive.

System Requirements:

Windows 10/ 8/ 8.1/ 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000; Mac OS 10.7 or later; English language

Publisher:

Magoshare

Homepage:

https://www.magoshare.com/disk-clone/disk-clone.html

File Size:

25.6 MB

Price:

$24.95

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#24

Don't really need this software but thought it would be worth a look-see. From the start I wasn't impressed as it crashed and after a reboot it started fine but then it couldn't find any partitions on any of the drives I attempted to clone. Tried a few more times and eventually it did detect my drives but when I attempted to clone my system drive it sat doing nothing for a couple on minutes then blue screened my machine. After rebooting for the second time I uninstalled AweClone. I'll stick with what I already have and which is reliable.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackhat  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#23

For cloning a C drive (so that it will have the operating system and all apps and data intact and ready to run AS-IS on the new drive) I've always used an app called "Casper." It's paid, but reasonably priced, and it works beautifully every time. So that's another option in case anyone wants to know what else is out there.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

Great program. Thanks to Magoshare and Giveaway of the day team.

Reply   |   Comment by Kürşat  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#21

Tried to clone my C drive twice. Each time it failed to boot.

Reply   |   Comment by doobo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#20

Using something like Macrium Reflect [Free or paid] you can create an image backup of one or more partitions or the entire drive, and that image backup is basically the same thing as a clone, that takes up a bit less space than the files as-is on the drive. Cloning a drive takes the exact same data and copies it to another drive -- the difference is you're skipping the step of writing the backup archive to disk -- and is the same thing as restoring an image backup to that 2nd drive. Most all drive/partition image backup apps then include a disk clone option, and if you regularly use one [IMHO you should] you have no need for a separate cloning app. But some people don't do backups, and so there's software like AweClone if they want/need to replace a drive, and don't use software offered by the company that made that new drive, e.g. WD.

Do note that if you clone a disk or partition with Windows on it, whether by using a cloning app like AweClone or restoring an image backup, it will not work if you have that cloned drive attached to the same system as the original. You can create a cloned drive with the 2nd drive attached via something like a USB drive dock, then swap drives -- you can have both drives attached internally in a PC, then shut down & remove one of them -- you can create a disk image backup, storing the archive on another drive or something like a Blu-ray disc or discs, swap drives, then booting to the backup app's USB stick, restore that backup to the new disk. Be Careful as some apps, e.g. Paragon, can by default change the Windows boot menu to start Windows on the new drive. EasyBCD will let you fix &/or modify Windows boot menu, and if you actually want or need a Windows disk/partition and its clone both attached, read this: blogs.technet.microsoft[.]com/markrussinovich/2011/11/06/fixing-disk-signature-collisions/

Also note that most of this does not apply if you want to clone a working copy of Windows to an NVMe drive -- use OS migration tools as in Macrium paid or Paragon advanced backup software [Samsung's software is also reported to work].

Eddie posted the comment: "A program to clone hard disk should bypass the o.s. , like symantch ghost , therefor it better be portable like ghost ."

Windows since Vista uses shadow copies for setting restore points. Software that works with files that are in use by Windows uses shadow copies, rather than requiring you to exit that running copy of Windows, and so those kinds of apps are never portable [as-is], because drivers are required to do that. [You might make them portable by having the drivers install when the app's run, uninstall when the app's closed.] However, many backup &/or partitioning apps etc. do allow you to create bootable USB sticks with modified versions of that software, and those give you the same advantages of something like the old Ghost app, and generally perform faster too. Performing a disk/partition image backup of a Windows partition when that copy of Windows is not running, particularly without the hyberfil, swapfile, & pagefile files, usually creates a *slightly* smaller backup archive -- whether it's worth the hassle or not is up to you.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#19

Downloaded, installed and registered without any problems.

First attempt to clone 500GB SATA drive: failed. Message said to tick sector by sector option and try again.

Second attempt to clone 500GB SATA drive with tick sector by sector option ticked: failed to clone disk. Error message: Please create WinPE bootable disk and boot your computer with it.

I gave up at this stage: uninstalled with Iobit Uninstaller.

Have a nice day!

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#18

AOMEI, pro was offer just a few days ago. If you missed the pro version you can still download the free version with Clone your hard drive to another HDD or SSD. I've used AOMEI free version for years and it has a proven track record.
Based on the number of negative comments on AweClone 2.2 I will not be installing this program. Why risk it.

Reply   |   Comment by Tester  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Tester, I too have used AOMEI, the free version, frequently for many years without any problems. It definitely works and works well. Sorry I missed the pro version.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#17

Keep network connected, and click the activate button to enter the license code. If it still does not work, just restart the software later and try again.

Reply   |   Comment by Magoshare  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Hi, If you have installed the old versions, you don't need to activate it again.

Reply   |   Comment by Magoshare  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

The program refuses to activate the serial number given in the "read me" text--not happy

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Richard, Hi, If you have installed the old versions, you don't need to activate it again.

Reply   |   Comment by Magoshare  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

SO loaded it. Got the "can't find" warning. Did Next. Got select disk and there is NO OPTION TO DO THAT!
Read a bunch of stuff and couldn't find a thing.
I registered it so it's mine if I can figure out how to use it.
AM sending this and then going on with my life.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy Martin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#13

A program to clone hard disk should bypass the o.s. , like symantch ghost , therefor it better be portable like ghost .

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Eddie, Newer operating systems use technologies like Shadow Copy, so open files aren't an issue. This hasn't been a problem since at least Windows 7 came on the scene.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#12

There is minimal information about the company on its website.

According to https://whois.icann.org/ it appears that the filing is fairly recent.

https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=magoshare.com

The registrar is SHANGHAI MEICHENG TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.

Google that name if you want additional information - draw your own conclusion.

Reply   |   Comment by crazy dude  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#11

After installing it and registering it all it does when program starts is open another box saying "failed to open partition or disk

Reply   |   Comment by ole schiødt  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#10

I see this program has a 92% thumbs-up rating. Yet I see no positive comments. I am leery of trying it.

If you voted thumbs up, can you say what it was that you liked? Did you try the software or use a previous version?

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
#9

Same as the previous version from the last giveaway v2.0, AweClone v2.2 "Failed to open partition or disk" the software still does not work with UEFI formatted drives.

Reply   |   Comment by 0ld3Mul3  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#8

I have installed but it can not register. It say that your license code have been used. Please fix it. thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Supiauwan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Supiauwan, Hi, If you have installed the old versions, you don't need to activate it again.

Reply   |   Comment by Magoshare  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

Running AweClone CRASHED my Win8.1-PC!

The Blue Screen informed me, that the Boot Configuration Data is missing or defective.

This is a Photo of the Monitor (43kB):
http://666kb.com/i/e3nhowwlkhiuhebmu.jpg

There was no way to get the computer running, so I inserted the Recovery-DVD into the drive, as suggested by the Blue Screen. The Recovery-Routine was about to reinstall Windows when I decided to give it another try. I clicked 'No' when asked to reinstall now... and the Computer booted Windows regulary. Whew!

Obviously the Recovery DVD has fixed the File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD

I'm writing this not to blame the Software or the Manufacturer, but to inform those in need. If your PC crashes, it might help to insert the Recovery-DVD and interrupt the Re-Installation.

When starting AweClone, I had a RAM-Disk and 'Toolwiz Time Freeze 2017' running. Maybe that was the cause of the crash.

Reply   |   Comment by Robush  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#6

After installing it and registering it all it does when program starts is open another box saying "failed to open partition or disk

Reply   |   Comment by William Hyde  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I get the same message.

Reply   |   Comment by Dick O  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#5

I'm always in fear of my HD crashing. I back files up, but the programs would take forever to get back up to speed.
Is this program something that would migrate everything and it would be like turning on my "crashed" computer if I needed it to?

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Jack, Use a 'proper' imaging program like Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper. AB was recently given away on this very site. This program seems 'broken' compared to the competition, which has been around for a lot longer, and is highly regarded.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#4

It says in the intro that it clones sector by sector, so I assume I cannot clone from a larger hard drive to a smaller one. Am I right?

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

consuella, Use an proper image based backup software like Macrium Reflect free, or Aomei Backupper free. These are well respected programs that will clone from a larger drive to a smaller one (assuming the smaller drive has enough capacity).
This program won't do what you need.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

my question is can this restore a cloned disk to disimilar hardware like the real best or certainly better disk cloning software can e.g. Aomei Backupper Pro and various Paragon system backup or Paragon migration tools Physical 2 disimilar Physical or Physical 2 Virtual or Virtual 2 Physical. Or is it *just* a basic dumb imaging program with no option to not backup unallocated sectors or drop common files that would get recreated on execution like the hibernation file and or the paging/swap files on drives... to significantly reduce the image size with mostly redundant data.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

TK, You've answered your own question, buddy.
Definitely the latter. Thats assuming it even starts up, and if it does start up, assuming it can even read your partition.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

No option to enter serial number.

Reply   |   Comment by Mak  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mak,
Simply click on the Orange Shopping Trolley symbol, and that then shows where to enter the Reg Key.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnnyJ  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

No way to register, and under about no evidence of trial or license.

Reply   |   Comment by Exploro  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mak, Hi, If you have installed the old versions, you don't need to activate it again.

Reply   |   Comment by Magoshare  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

Is this version portable?

Reply   |   Comment by Boris  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Alan, in the...'Readme.txt'...

"NB: After you have successfully registered the software, please do not update it or reinstall,
otherwise the registered version would be turned into a trial."

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Mike, This has happened to me on ther GAOTD stuff. It's annoying but SOME folks have resent me what I needed to get it back; some have not. Caveat Emptor.

With THIS product, as stated before I see no positive support and NO response from mfg. Downloaded it but may not actually bother.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy Martin  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
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