About Crucial SSD
Crucial is a famous brand of storage drive. It is a part of Micron, one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world. It was developed since the earliest days of solid state drives, and now, the Crucial SSDs are popular in the market, such as Crucial MX200 SSD, Crucial BX200 SSD, Crucial BX100 SSD, etc. You can choose the perfect one according to your system’s specs to improve your system’s performance.
As the Crucial SSD can improve computer’s performance, people want to use the Crucial SSD to instead of their old hard disk drive. However, people do not want to abandon their data on the old HDD. Thus, migrate data to Crucial SSD is the best way to keep the old system and applications and other important data on.
How to migrate OS to a Crucial SSD?
Crucial has a product named Data Transfer Kit, which provides you transfer data from an existing hard drive to a new SSD. However, you need pay for it. Thus, here we highly recommend you a freeware AOMEI Backupper, which you can migrate your old data on the existing hard drive to your Crucial SSD. What’s the most important is that it can provides you more practical utilities for protecting your data safe, and you can use it on your Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. The AOMEI Backupper could be the best Crucial data migration software.
To migrate data from existing hard drive to the Crucial SSD, you need follow the steps below:
Step1. Connect your Crucial SSD, and make sure it can be detected by your computer. Download the freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. You can see the deep-blue interface of this software. To migrate data from your old hard drive to the new Crucial SSD, you make an exactly copy of the hard drive. Select Disk Clone under the Clone tab.
Step2. Here you will move to the page where you can clone your old hard drive to the Crucial SSD. This page is provides you to select a disk as the source disk, here, click Disk0, then, click Next.
Step3. It will move to the destination place. Select the Crucial SSD as the destination place. Here, clickDisk1 and then, click Next.
It will reminds you that the existing partitions on the destination disk will be over written or deleted. So if there are some data on your Crucial SSD, you can backup first.
Step4. Here is an operation summary of your operations. If there is no problem, you can click Start Clone to submit the progress.
However, there are three tips for you. You can see that there are 3 options at the bottom of this page.
- "Edit partitions on the destination disk": You can click the Settings icon to edit the partition size on the destination disk. But only AOMEI Backupper Professional edition allows you to resize partition size on the destination disk flexible. If you would like to use this function, upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional.
- "Sector by sector clone": If you tick this option, it will clone every bytes on the hard drive no matter it used or not, which will take more time and occupy more space on the destination disk.
- "Align partition to optimize for SSD": This function will optimize the SSD performance after cloning, thus, here we highly recommend you tick the option to keep your Crucial SSD in the best statement.
After the progress bar reaching 100%, you have finished migrating data to Crucial SSD. AOMEI Backupper provides you the simplest way to migrate data to the Crucial SSD. Besides migrating data, it has many other features like System Backup, Disk Backup, etc, it even tells you how to automatic backup files. It is not only the best Crucial SSD data migration software, but the best backup software. For instance, if you are a Windows Server user, you can use AOMEI Backupper Server edition to keep your data safe.