Guide: How to clone a USB Flash Drive to another USB Flash Drive

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    So I wanted to clone my current MSI Recovery USB Flash Drive to a faster USB Flash Drive that I just bought since the one provided by MSI was a very cheap one and super slow, it would take me 1 hour to restore my laptop to factory state.

    all the guides I've seen online point you to use ImgUSB from PassMark but that didn't work well. With ImgUSB, you have to first create an image of the existing flash drive which takes agest by the way, then when I tried copying that image to the new USB flash drive, even though they were both the same size (32 GB), it failed at the end with no meaningful reason. I tried many times but no luck.

    So I kept researching and almost gave up really until I stumped upon a free program called AOMEI Backupper Standard

    Let's cut to the chase, here's how to do it:

     
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    Why you haven't tried Macrium Reflect or Imdisk?
     
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    1) Macrium Reflect doesn't support cloning USB Drives:

    Source http://support.macrium.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4773

    I have the paid version of Macrium Reflect Home v7, you think if I was able to do it that easily, I would post this guide? :rolleyes:

    2) Don't know what's Imdisk and it didn't come up in any of the searches when I was looking for ways to clone a USB Drive


    I am not here to discuss why I didn't try this or that, I posted what worked for me after hours of research! :rolleyes:

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    I used Partition Guru or something, can't remember the exact name. I removed AOMEI backupper last week, have to re-download again.
     
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    The free version of Easeus To Do Backup does this. I used that program tonight to clone my driver/software USB drive so I could have a backup of it.
     
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    Drive Snapshot can do this really well too. It has a free 30 day trial.
     
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