I have a (hopefully) repaired hard drive that has yet to be tested. If its OS boots, the first thing I want to do is clone it. I can easily get a USB dock and a blank, new external hard drive to serve as the cloning target, but I need some advice about the process. Does the target drive need to be formatted before the cloning attempt? What is the best way to get the cloning software installed on the source system?
I would deeply appreciate any advice on this. Thank you.