Learn How to Replace Your Hard Drive with An SSD

September 20, 2016

Learn how to replace your hard drive with an SSD easily without losing data via AOMEI Backupper here.

Reasons for replacement

It seems that there's no better way to speed up and upgrade a laptop than to replace hard drive with SSD because of:

  • Faster boot up and application loading time
  • More rugged data protection
  • Easier installation

You may not know how to replace your hard drive with an SSD but don’t be afraid to employ this simple but effective way to boost performance. You could feel like you’ve bought a new system after upgrading hard drive to SSD.

Prepare your drive for clone

When you decide to replace hard drive with SSD, clone can be an ideal method, which saves much time compared with a fresh installation. So the following part will concentrate on how to replace your hard drive with an SSD through clone.

considerationsto take into account:

  • Be sure that you understand any information regarding your warranty. Any unauthorized work on your system may void the warranty of system manufacturers.
  • Review the safety instructions inside of your system product manuals before working.
  • Check your BIOS settings and update them as needed for SSD compatibility.
  • You’re recommended to clean up the drive for additional space.

Clone to SSD with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a professional backup software for Windows PC and laptops. It supports system/disk/files/partition backup, restoration, clone and so on. With its step-by-step clone features, you will easily upgrade your hard drive to SSD without reinstalling.

Step 1: Connect SSD to your computer and launch AOMEI Backupper.

Step 2: Click “Clone” on the left side. Select “Disk Clone”. Of course, if you only wanna transfer OS, “System Clone” is available.

Disk Clone.jpg

Step 3: Choose the original hard drive as the source disk.


Step 4: Select the destination disk. Please pay attention that you’d better make a backup if there are important documents on SSD first.


Step 5: Here comes the operation summary. Don’t forget to tick “Align partition to optimize for SSD” which can accelerate the reading and writing speed of SSD. Then, click “Start Clone”.


Step 6: At last, when clone is finished, you need to physically swap the current drive with the SSD.

A few of clicks, replacement succeeded. By this token, for users who have problem of how to replace your hard drive with an SSD, AOMEI Backupper is definitely worth a try, isn’t it? Besides, AOMEI Backupper has the Sever version too, with which you can ghost Windows Server 2012/2011, etc.