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.

1

Plug your laptop into a docking station.

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

Click on the drive letter of the external drive.

6

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

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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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