How to Clone a Hard Drive Using a Dock Station

by TS Jordan

Creating a "clone" of a hard drive is creating a full backup of all the files and folders contained on the drive. This will afford you the equivalent of a "do-over" in the event of system failure, allowing you to quickly bring your system back online. You can easily create a clone of your drive onto an external hard drive utilizing your laptop in conjunction with a docking station.

Step 1

Plug your laptop into a docking station.

Step 2

Attach the external drive's USB cable to an available USB port on the side of the docking station.

Step 3

Right click on the "Start" button and select "Explore."

Step 4

Right-click on the letter of the drive to be cloned and select "Copy."

Step 5

Click on the drive letter of the external drive.

Right-click in the right hand pane and select "Paste" to clone the drive.


About the Author

TS Jordan is an Ohio licensed attorney living and practicing out of the Cleveland area. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, he holds a Bachelors' Degree in Information Systems. He has been writing professionally for less than a year.

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