Main Threads:Clone external HDD
  • Running on Win7, is it not able to clone to or from external HDD?

    However, I can choose files from external in file backup function.


  • Of course,it should be.

    Any information you got?

  • Thanks for the reply.

    Why it should be? What informatin you want?


  • Does the external HDD contain operating system?

  • no OS, just data

    is there any thing to do before using clone for external?


  • No, nothing special, just clone one drive to another.

  • thanks for the reply

    I tried again today still no external drive appears in either disk backup or partition backup

    it only displays internal drives and even SD card

    however, I can choose files from external drive in file backup

  • Does the external drive appear in Windows Disk management (or Windows Explorer)

    Does the external drive have advanced formatting with 4096 bytes/sector? It seems that Aomei does not see these .

  • yes, the external appears in Windows Explorer

    how to see the formatting? I didn't choose any setting when I format it, also AOMEI **DO** see the drive in file backup function

    how to check?


  • OK if it shows up in Explorer and in file backup then that's OK.

    I don't know why the external drive does not show up in Clone or Disk or Partition backup but only in File backup.  

    Is it connected through USB? USB 2 or USB 3, and how big is the drive

  • thanks for the reply

    how to check if it is USB, 2 or 3?

    the drive is 3T size


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