I have an Asus A54 with about 200GB of data on the Hidden, C and D drives. I have a Seagate 2TB portable drive which is 40% full onto which I wanted to put a clone of the computer disc before modifying the partition sizes; most of the portable drive's current data is for backup, and over 1TB is free (and apparently continuous, never have been used). This portable drive is not normally connected, but was for this operation.
When I open EaseUs Free, select Clone, then disc 0 to be cloned and the HDD as target, it displays the two lines depicting the two drives and their data, the 'to copy' above the 'to receive' line. Clicking Proceed gives a message indicating data will be overwritten, implying that, rather than using the empty area to the right of the HDD, EaseUs will start copying to the beginning of the HHD. Is this its normal procedure? Can it somehow be 'ordered' to clone only to an empty area, or do I need to partition the HDD and then choose an empty partition within it?
Seems strange that the program wouldn't be designed to do better, or at least that the EaseUs tutorials wouldn't explain/warn about this and how to avoid the overwriting.
Can anyone offer any useful comments, suggestions or explanations about this behavior?
Edited by TooNew2, 02 May 2018 - 11:43 PM.