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Disk cloning is the process of copying the contents of a computer hard drive to an image file that is used for transfer to another location, per user requirements. Disk cloning is different from standard copy functionality in a computer, as it also copies used and hidden computer files.
Disk cloning benefits IT organizations and computer manufacturers because it helps save resources by not creating partitions or using software applications or operating systems (OS). It also facilitates mass deployment and provides a high degree of data theft protection.
Disk cloning is used in the following scenarios:
Disadvantages of disk cloning are as follows: