Converter Standalone supports disk-based cloning, volume-based cloning, and linked-cloning modes.
|Data Copy Types||Application||Description|
|Volume based||Copy volumes from the source machine to the destination machine.||Volume-based cloning is relatively slow. File-level cloning is slower than block-level cloning. Dynamic disks are converted into basic volumes on the target virtual machine.|
|Disk based||Create copies of the powered off source machines, for all types of basic and dynamic disks.||You cannot select which data to copy. Disk-based cloning is faster than volume-based cloning.|
|Linked clone||Use to quickly check compatibility of VMware images.||Linked cloning is the fastest (but incomplete) cloning mode that Converter Standalone supports.|