I'm not clear about what disk to disk "cloning" can/will actually do compared to using the imaging choice in Clonezilla. I'm a refugee from XP support end and I am accustomed to cloning an HD using software like EaueUS Todo backup which literally clones(copies) an entire HD onto an external HD (mounted in a caddy), afterwards plugging in that clone in place of the old HD. After recognition that clone is then an exact copy of the old HD and works the same way including boot. While I think I understand the imaging function of Clonezilla, after doing that it's clear to me that you can't just plug in that image, and need to "restore" before you can use the restoration.
I would prefer the option of plugging in the "clone" instead of having to restore. so the question is does disk to disk truly clone the HD (instead of just saving the image) so that I can remove it from the external caddy I’m using and plug it into the puter so that I have an exact working copy of the original. If so, follow up question is will disk to disk copy literally everything including such things as email accounts and/or all original app settings. That to me is the definition of a clone.
Thanks for any answers