Clone an SD-Card
Some Smart Phones only have 1 memory card option. In that case all installation and configuration files are also on this one memory card. If you would like to replace this memory card by a bigger memory card these files and configurations should be copied also. In this tutorial we would like to explain how to do this.
The goal is to copy (clone) the “partition” to the PC harddrive as one file. After that, the created file should be restored to the new memory card and the “partition” needs to be extended. Now we will explain how to do that in just a few steps.
You will need the following:
Step 1.1: Copy the Source
You can now insert the original SDCard in the card reader. When you start the program HDDRawCopyTool you will see the following image. In this program we select the right source: “Generic USB SD Reader”. Now proceed by pressing “Continue”.
Step 1.2: Select Destination
Step 1.3: Select File
Now you can enter a filename and location for the temporary file on the harddrive. In this example, “desktop” is used as location and “mijnoudesdcard” as filename. Next you can proceed bij clicking “save”.
Step 1.4: Confirm Filename
Step 1.5: Check Settings
Next you will see the following screen. A summary is given from the action that will be taken. In the example you see “Source” as the originel SD Card of 512 mb and “Target” as the temporary harddrive file. These settings are correct so you can proceed by clicking “Start”.
Step 1.6: Finalize Step 1
After a short time (depending on the size of the original SD Card) HDDRawCopyTool will be finished copying the SD Card. U will notice this by the green progress bar and the comment “100% complete”. The copy of the SD Card is now ready and u can exit HDDRawCopyTool by pressing the red cross.
Step 2.1: Transfer the copy
Now you can insert the new SD Card into the cardreader. Next you can start the program HDDRawCopyTool again. You will see the following screen. Here you can select “File” by double clicking on this with the left mouse button. The program will now copy the file that we created in step 1 to the new SD Card.
Step 2.2: Select File
Now you can select the file that you have created in step 1.3 . In the example this file is “mijnoudesdcard.imgc” located on the “desktop”. You can select this file and press “open” or you can double click on the file with the left mouse button.
Step 2.3: Select Destination
Step 2.4: Confirm Destination
Step 2.5: Check settings
Next you will see the following screen. A summary is given of the action that will be taken. In the example you see “Source” as the tempory file of the original SD Card of 512 mb and “Target” as the new SD Card. These settings are correct so you can proceed by clicking the “Start” button.
Step 2.6: Caution!
Caution! All data on the new SD Card will be erased. Clonemysdcard.com is not responsible in any way for any loss of data.
If you are sure the new (empty) SD Card is in the cardreader you can proceed by clicking “Yes”.
Step 2.7: Finalize Step 2
After a short time (depending on the size of the SD Card) HDDRawCopyTool will be done copying to the new SD Card. You will notice this by the green progress bar and the comment “100% complete”. The clone is now ready and you can exit HDDRawCopyTool by pressing the red X.
Step 3.1: Adjust size
During copying (cloning) of the SD Card, also the size is copied. In our example the original size was 512mb. In our example the size of the new SD Card is 8Gb. Next you have to extend the “partition” of 512mb to 8GB. You can now start the program MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition. You will see a drive letter (in the example “J:”) as 512mb and next to it 6.9GB “Unallocated”. That is how we recorgnize our new cloned SD Card.
Step 3.2: Extend Partition
Step 3.3: Set Size
Next you can select the new size by moving the slider. With smartphones it’s better to use the entire SD Card so the slider can be put to maximum. Below you can see the size of 488.39mb will be adjusted to 7.40Gb. That’s our goal. You can proceed by clicking “OK”.
Step 3.4: Check Settings
Step 3.5: Apply Changes
Step 3.6: Are you Sure
Step 3.7: Updating Partition