How to Transfer Files from SSD to HDD?

Posted by @Teresa

September 28, 2017

This tutorial will introduce you how to transfer files from SSD to HDD in Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP with all-around freeware, AOMEI Backupper Standard. It is easy and fast.

When to transfer files from SSD to HDD?

Solid State Drive (SSD) is known for good running performance than Hard Drive Disk (HDD) in Windows. Therefore, more and more users migrate the OS to SSD from HDD to experience better running speed. They might install all the programs on the SSD at the same time. There is an option for user to redirect the installation path during the install process, yet many users probably ignore it. As time goes by, the files and folders of applications grow larger and larger as rolling a snowball. While the large size HDD has much redundant space meantime. The SSD with a small storage space becomes smaller which may affect the effect of performance in the end.

Maybe you have to transfer files out of other reasons. Nevertheless, whichever reason it might be, the question how to transfer files from SSD to HDD, appeared.

How to transfer all files from SSD to HDD?

If your SSD has more than two partitions, which means your OS is separated from the data partition. You can clone partition to the HDD and format that partition on SSD to free up space. But if you have only one partition (system partition) on the SSD, then you need to try another way. If you are clear about what takes up your space on SSD, for instance, videos or photos, you can use Windows utility, Copy and Paste files and folders to the HDD. The flaw of this utility is you need to manually operate every time. If there are too many folders need to be transferred, this method could be time-consuming.

Luckily, some 3rd party programs make up for this tiny flaw with their powerful features, AOMEI Backupper, for example. The feature, File Sync in that software, allows you transferring files and folders as planned. It will synchronize files and folders automatically with a schedule to the HDD, and the destination location also could be external hard drives, removable USB flash drives, NAS or network shared folders. With several clicks, you can transfer files from Solid   State Drive to Hard Drive Disk. AOMEI Backupper supports all popular Windows OS, and the Standard version is free of charge. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard and install it to have a try.

Migrate files with freeware

Step1. Launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Select Backup, and roll the mouse to select File Sync.

File Sync

Step2. Click Add Folder to browse the folders/files from the SSD.

Add Folder

Step3. Select the HDD as the destination path. You can synchronize files regularly if you tick the Schedule box. Then click Start Sync.

Start Sync

NoteSync Options: you can write a comment for this file synchronization to distinguish it from others, as well as enable to email you new synchronizations or any other things.

In summary, transfer files could be easy if you find the right tool, and it is also possible for you to transfer data from HDD to SSD by repeating above steps. What’s more, AOMEI Backupper is comprehensive software, and you can find out it from the interface, too. If you select backup, you may find System Backup, Disk Backup, Partition/Volume Backup etc. The utility, Create Bootable Rescue Media under Utilities tab could be very helpful when your PC fails to boot out of unknown reasons.