Using Duplicate to Clone your Drive or Volume

The Duplicate function copies all the information from the source drive to the destination drive. A copy of the source drive is made to the destination, so if you backup your startup drive, an exact copy of it is created with all information such as file permissions preserved.

Duplication can be used for copying one drive to another drive or to a disk image file.

To Duplicate a device:

  1. Launch Drive Genius 3.

  2. Click on the green arrow in the arena menu.

  3. Click on the Duplicate Icon.

  4. Click on the Drives category, then select the hard drive you want to duplicate.

  5. Select the target hard drive from the Destination list. You can also duplicate the source hard drive to a Disk Image as your destination.

  6. Click the Start button to proceed.

Duplicate screenshot

To Duplicate a volume:

  1. Launch Drive Genius 3.

  2. Click on the green arrow in the arena menu.

  3. Click on the Duplicate Icon.

  4. Click on the Volumes category, then select the volume you want to duplicate.

  5. Select the target volume from the Destination list. You can also duplicate the source volume to a Disk Image as your destination.

  6. Click the Start button to proceed.

  7. To cancel, click on the Cancel button. Note: Canceling the duplicate process may result with an unmountable destination.

Duplicate New Disk Image screenshot