How to Replace Alienware Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7 without Losing Data?

Posted by @Cherry

December 26, 2016

Alienware hard drive replacement should be the best way when your Alienware hard drive running out of space or having some problems. The AOMEI Backupper would help a lot.

Why you need to replace Alienware hard drive?

Dell Alienware laptop is famous that many users use it to study, work, and play. However, with the time goes by, you may meet many problems that you need to replace your Alienware hard drive. For example, when the Alienware hard drive is running out of space, you can add a hard drive or using a larger hard drive to replace the existing hard drive. Besides, if you want to get a better performance, replace Alienware hard drive with SSD (solid state drive) is a good idea. What’s the worse, if your Alienware laptop hard drive failure, replace the hard drive should be the only way to solve the problem. In a word, Alienware hard drive replacement is meaningful to you if you use Dell Alienware laptop.

How to replace Alienware hard drive?

Alienware hard drive replacement could solve many problems. If your hard drive volume is not enough, replace it with a larger one; if you need a better performance, replace the hard drive with SSD; if you think your hard drive is old, replace it with a brand new one. But how to replace Alienware hard drive without losing data?

The AOMEI Backupper Professional is a powerful software that you can use to replace Alienware hard drive easily. It can work on Dell Alienware laptop, Asus, Sony, HP, Samsung, or other laptops, and it supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. Alienware hard drive replacement with AOMEI Backupper will become an easy thing. Here are the simple steps of how to replace Alienware hard drive in Windows 7/8/10 without losing data by using AOMEI Backupper.

Before you do, you need to make sure what you use to replace Alienware hard drive. Here we use another new hard drive to replace the old hard drive.

Step1.Connect your new hard drive to your Alienware laptop through SATA, make sure it can be detected. then, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional on your computer. It will display you its deep-blue interface. To replace Alienware hard drive without losing data, here you need to click Clone, select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Step2. Then, you need to select the Alienware hard drive as the source disk. Click Next.

Source Disk

Step3. Select the new hard drive as the destination disk. Click Next.

Destination Disk

Step4. Here you need to confirm the operations. If there is no problem, click Start Clone to execute the task.

Start Clone

Notes:

  • You can edit the partition size on the destination disk by opening “Edit Partitions on the destination disk”.
  • The “Sector by sector clone” will clone every byte on your hrd drive nomatter it used or not, which would take a lot of time and storage space.
  • The “Align partition to optimize for SSD” can optimize the performance of SSD, if you are cloning to an SSD, you can check the box for a better performance.

This operation can help you upgrade hard drive without reinstalling Windows. After cloning, you can shut down your computer, take out your old hard drive and install the cloned hard drive on your computer, then, get into BIOS to change the start order, and boot it from the cloned hard drive.

Alienware hard drive replacement with AOMEI Backupper is such a simple thing. And it is worth to have AOMEI Backupper. If you are a Windows Server user, you can use the AOMEI Backupper Server to do it.