What is disk image? Disk Image is a file which contains all or partial data of a hard drive. Making a disk image of a hard drive is a good way for backing up data on Mac. Also, some users would like to create a disk image for data recovery when they don’t want to cause any damage to the data on the original hard drive.
How to create disk image on Mac? Actually, it is very easy. Here, we recommend you to use DoYourClone for Mac, a disk cloning software, to clone hard disk drive and create disk image on Mac. Just download it here:
DoYourClone for Mac
- Create DMG or ZIP disk image on Mac.
- Clone HDD/SSD or external device on Mac.
- Create bootable clone backup for Mac.
Steps to create disk image on Mac
Here, we will show the steps to create a disk image on Mac with DoYourClone for Mac:
Step 1: Run DoYourClone for Mac on your Mac computer.
First of all, just run DoYourClone for Mac from Launchpad. Choose the mode “Create Disk Image”. If you want to copy a hard drive from one to another, just choose mode “Copy Disk”.
Step 2: Choose the source drive and destination drive.
DoYourClone for Mac will create a disk image of the source hard drive and save the disk image to the destination hard drive, here are some tips:
- Make sure the source drive and destination drive is connected to the Mac.
- It supports any hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.
- You can choose “Copy All Files” in the disk image or just “Copy Some Files” in the disk image.
- You can choose make a .zip disk image or a .dmg disk image.
Step 3: Create the disk image or source hard drive.
Click on the button “Create Image”. DoYourClone for Mac will quickly create a disk image of the source drive and save the disk image to the destination drive.
Step 4: Check the disk image.
When the process gets finished, you can check the disk image on the destination drive. You can copy the disk image to any other hard drive or Mac computer.
When you lose data on the original hard drive, you can restore the lost files from the disk image. Just open the disk image on any computer, then find the lost files. Then you can copy the files from the disk image to your computer or any other hard drive.
It is also the good way to duplicate a hard drive from one computer to another computers. Just copy the disk image to other computers. Then you can access the data on the original computer on any other computer.
It is possible to create disk image using Disk Utility, but it is a bit complicated...DoYourClone for Mac offers the reliable and easy way to create a ZIP or DMG disk image on your Mac. As you’ve seen, the steps are very simple. You just need to download DoYourClone for Mac on your Mac computer, here, just download it.