Donemax Disk Clone 2.1 Review

Donemax Disk Clone Review Disk Featured


  • Creates 1:1 clones
  • Works from HDD to SSD and vice versa
  • Can skip bad sectors
  • Creates a bootable disk


  • May require some technical expertise to use the cloned disk
  • Can't use cloned copy in the trial version

Our Rating

8 / 10

Switching to a new hard drive doesn't have to be something you dread anymore. With Donemax Disk Clone 2.1, a few clicks clones your hard drive to a new one. The software helps you make an exact replica, including your operating system and apps. But, is it really that easy? I recently tried Disk Clone for this review.

This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Donemax. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author, who maintains editorial independence even when a post is sponsored.

Overview of Features

Donemax Disk Clone 2.1 boasts impressive features. It's designed to copy your entire hard drive to another disk. You can also clone individual partitions and even create sector-by-sector copies. The sector-by-sector is a nice feature, as even if your original hard drive has bad sectors, Disk Clone will skip the bad ones automatically, ensuring the cloned disk doesn't include the corrupted sectors.

Donemax Disk Clone Review Main Screen

Something else that makes Disk Clone stand out is its ability to clone hard drives of different types with ease. It can handle:

  • HDD to SSD
  • HDD to HDD
  • SSD to SSD
  • SSD to HDD

It even works with portable drives, such as external USB drives and flash drives. You could create a portable clone that's bootable on other devices.

Usually, when you need to upgrade to a new hard drive, you're forced to reactivate your operating system, reinstall software, and manually recreate your partitions on your new drive.

Donemax lets you upgrade quickly by creating an exact 1:1 replica. Once the copy is created, it has the same partitions and structure as the original. It's also bootable and ready to start using immediately. This means switching from a failing drive to a new one or upgrading to a faster or larger drive is as easy as copying your original.

Disk Clone is compatible with Windows Vista and later, Windows Server 2003 and later, and macOS 10.9 and later. It's also compatible with a wide variety of file systems, including:

  • FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32
  • exFAT
  • NTFS, NTFS+, and NTFS5
  • ext2, ext3, and ext4
  • APFS
  • HFS and HFS+

Finally, you can also create a bootable disk to run Donemax Disk Clone on WinPE for crashed PCs or those without an operating system.

Install Donemax Disk Clone 2.1

Donemax Disk Clone Review Setup Wizard

For my review, I installed the premium version of Donemax Disk Clone 2.1 for Windows. A free trial is also available. In the free version, you can't create a bootable disk or apply a full clone. However, you can create a clone to ensure everything copies over and that the software is compatible with your system and drives.

Installation was quick and easy. It's the usual double-click to install, go through the installation wizard, and you're all set. Once I installed the trial version, I activated my copy and was ready to start cloning my hard drive.

Cloning SSD to SSD

I started with a fairly simple test: going from a 256 GB SSD to a 2 TB external SSD. Donemax Disk Clone 2.1 works even if the original and destination drives aren't the same size. You can even clone a larger drive to a smaller one, as long as the smaller drive has enough room for all your files.

While Donemax offers a step-by-step tutorial for cloning HDD to SSD, the software really is straightforward enough that you may not need it. There is one piece of advice in the tutorial that's important:

Donemax Disk Clone Review Sectorj

Don't check the "sector by sector clone" box if you're cloning a larger HDD to a smaller SSD.

When you open Disk Clone 2.1, you have three main options:

  • Disk Clone – create a full clone of your hard drive
  • Partition Clone – create a clone of a specific partition
  • Disk Manager – see all current drives and partitions, repair drives, and create a bootable version of Disk Clone for WinPE

I started with Disk Clone. I connected my larger SSD and ensured there was nothing on it. Please note that your destination disk will be erased to create an exact clone of the original drive. If you have any data on the destination drive, back it up first.

Donemax Disk Clone Review Disk Source

I chose my main hard drive as the source and my external SSD as the destination. Once I pressed next, I saw the proposed layout, which looked identical to the partition structure of my current drive.

Donemax Disk Clone Review Disk DiskLayout

You can adjust the layout by using the drop-down menu in the "Disk layout after clone" section. By default, it copies all existing data and structure.

Donemax Disk Clone Review Disk Disk Layout Options

If you're happy with the layout, click "Clone" and wait. I don't have a lot on my hard drive, but usually, if I manually back up files from SSD to SSD, 100 GB takes about 30 to 45 minutes. In this case, 147.9 GB took approximately 14 minutes to copy.

Donemax Disk Clone Review Disk Cloning

I thought there was no way everything copied over – I was wrong. The clone has the exact file structure, and I could boot from it with no problem. I couldn't see any difference between the two drives outside of having more storage space on the destination drive.

Donemax Disk Clone Review Disk First Disk

I repeated this process on my older PC, which had a 1 TB HDD. I cloned this to the same 2 TB SSD (after formatting it, of course). The result was perfect, though it took about 30 minutes because I had a lot more data on the HDD.

The only problem I see is that Donemax Disk Clone 2.1 does create an exact clone, but some users may have trouble booting from it without some technical expertise. For example, users may need to enter their PC's BIOS to change the boot order, or may need to change the partition type and boot mode. However, Donemax does offer step-by-step instructions for fixing these issues on their site.

Partitions and Bootable Disks

I also wanted to give the other features a try. I erased my 2 TB SSD and cloned just my main partition. Once again, flawless results.

Donemax Disk Clone Review Disk Bootable

The next step was creating a bootable disk. It's quick and easy, and the USB drive boots with no problem. You can create a bootable disk on a USB drive, CD/DVD, or an ISO image.


Donemax Disk Clone 2.1 is surprisingly affordable. You can buy one of three licenses:

  • One-Month License for two computers – $19.95
  • One-Year License for two computers – $39.95
  • Lifetime License for two computers – $49.95

All three options offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, along with free tech support and updates for the life of the license period.

Final Thoughts

Donemax Disk Clone Review Disk Source To Destination

Donemax Disk Clone 2.1 does exactly what it says it'll do: create exact clones of your hard drives. When using the same PC, you don't even need to reactivate Windows. Of course, on a completely new PC with new hardware, you'll need to reactivate.

Overall, the software is incredibly easy to use. However, users may need a little technical expertise to boot from their newly-cloned disk.

You can download the trial or premium version of Donemax Disk Clone 2.1 today to see how quick and easy it is to use.

Crystal Crowder
Crystal Crowder

Crystal Crowder has spent over 15 years working in the tech industry, first as an IT technician and then as a writer. She works to help teach others how to get the most from their devices, systems, and apps. She stays on top of the latest trends and is always finding solutions to common tech problems.

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