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What to do When Your Hard Drive Health is not Good?

 Modified on: July 4, 2022 |    427 views

Sometimes, your hard drive's health deteriorates, and your system starts facing several issues. What should you do? Well, if you are using the Stellar Drive Monitor, you have nothing to worry. The software monitors your hard drive constantly and immediately alerts you with a warning message as soon as it senses any issue with your drive.

If you are getting a SMART warning of deteriorating health or a decline in performance, you should immediately create a clone of the drive using the Clone Disk feature of Stellar Drive Monitor to safeguard your data.

Clone hard drive with Stellar Drive Monitor

Connect an external drive to your PC to save the cloned data and follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click the Clone Disk option from the left pane of the software UI.


Step 2: Select the Source Disk (your troubled hard drive) from the drop-down menu on the top-right or from the drop-down menu in front of the Source Disk section.


Step 3: Select the Target Disk from the drop-down menu against the section.



  • The Source and Target disk can't be the same.
  • The Target Disk size must be larger than the Source Disk size. If it's equal to or smaller than the Source Disk size, the software will display a dialog box with the message Destination disk size is smaller than the source disk. Select a different destination disk.
  • The software displays Source and Target disk information on the selection of the disks.


Step 4: Click Clone to start the cloning process.

Step 5: A confirmation warning will appear; click Start. If you changed your mind and don't want to clone the drive, click Cancel.


Caution: Any data stored on the target disk will be permanently lost after cloning is complete. If you have any important data stored on the target disk, back up before using the drive for cloning.

Step 6: As you click Start, cloning will commence, and the software displays progress in a circular bar.


Step 7: When the cloning process completes, a dialog box with the message Disk cloning finished will appear. Click OK.


A replica of the Source Disk will be created on the Target Disk with all the data available at the time of cloning.


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