Clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD in Windows 7/8/10 for Storage Upgrade

Posted by @Ailsa

November 17, 2016

128GB SSD is not enough for your demands? 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD clone could solve your problem. AOMEI Backupper is a great cloning tool for small SSD to larger SSD drive upgrade in Windows 7/8/8.1/10.

The Scenario

Hey, guys. I just bought a 256GB SSD drive to upgrade my old 128GB SSD, but I have no idea how to do that upgrade. I read on another thread stated that it’s working as long as I have the same motherboard, which I do. And I just simply update my 128GB SSD. Any help will be appreciated if anyone knows how to do that.

Why Clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD?

With time goes by, hardware update is so rapid. SSD as a high-speed of hard drive is used to install OS to gain a faster speed and shorter boot time. So some manufacturers of computer may configure the computer comes with a 128GB SSD drive pre-installed. After a year, you'll find that the 128GB SSD drive can't meet your demands anymore due to the lower free space, slow response, application corruption and other problems. The urgent thing you have to do is cloning SSD to larger SSD.

Why cloning instead of backing up SSD? Cloning means you don’t have to reinstall Windows and applications, you will generate more time to do some valuable things. Apart from the above reasons, your computer built-in SSD drive is coming to an end, and it’s necessary to migrating SSD to larger SSD.

Detail Instructions of Cloning to Larger SSD with AOMEI Backupper

In comparison, AOMEI Backupper is the best cloning software, which allows you to clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD drive, clone system, clone partition, backup file, file sync, create PXE boot tool, dissimilar hardware restore and more. In addition, AOMEI Backupper fully supports all the editions of Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista.

Following the details of cloning 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD drive with AOMEI Backupper.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch the program. On the main interface, click “Clone” tab, then select “Disk Clone”.

Disk Clone

Step 2: Select the 128GB SSD drive as source disk, then hit “Next”.

Source Disk

Step 3: Choose the 256GB SSD drive as target disk to save all content from the smaller SSD drive. Please press “Next” to go on.

Destination Disk

Note: the target disk will be overwritten, make sure you have backup important files to another safe location.

Step 4: In next window, overview the operation of cloning, make sure you have selected the right disks. Then check “Align partition to optimize for SSD”, and then click “Start Clone” to upgrade SSD to larger SSD.

Clone SSD to Larger SSD

Tips:

  • As the destination disk is larger than source disk, you can also tick “Sector by sector clone” to clone all sectors from the 128GB SSD drive.
  • If you want to resize partitions on the destination disk, click “Edit partitions on the destination disk”.
  • Besides small SSD to larger SSD clone, AOMEI Backupper has more excellent functions and features, likemigrate OS to SSD, backup operating system, hard disks, partitions to external hard disk, USB drive, NAS device, network share and other storage devices.