Cloning is a full copy of the entire disk. You would clone a drive (such as the main C drive) to another hard drive. If the original failed then you would swap the original drive for the cloned drive.
What you are looking for is to create an image of the drive. With the image, it can be saved to a hard drive, network, CD ,etc. You would then "restore the image" to the drive. The image (depending on size) could be numerous files. The image is a compressed format of everything on the drive.
Check out Easeus ToDo Backup
or Drive Image XML
. They are both free. But there are numerous others t5hat will be recommended.