Why Clone HDD to Seagate SSHD and How to Quickly Do it?

Posted by @Ivy

June 7, 2018

In this article, I'll show you why clone HDD to Seagate SSHD and how to do it with Seagate cloning software. Detailed steps are below.

Causes to clone HDD to Seagate SSHD

With the development of technology, there are a lot of storage devices such as HDD, SSD, SSHD(short for solid state hybrid drive). But, how to choose it? Let’s see its differences and find the proper one.

As for price, 1TB HDD will cost you £50, 1TB SSHD will cost you £70, while 1TB SSD will cost you £350. In function, the HDD provides the biggest amount of storage, SSD provides the highest overall performance. And the SSHD contain both larger amount of storage and higher overall performance.

Whether from price or function, SSHD can be a compromise between SSD and HDD. If you choose to upgrade SSHD on laptop or desktop, you don’t need to decide where to store files and programs. Because SSHD with a controller chip which can decide the location to store files or programs. And it will intelligently realize which software you use most, and try to store the software in SSD for a faster loading time and better overall performance. 

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Problems related to Clone hard drive to Seagate SSHD

1. The selected software does not support the SSHD. In some cases, yo need to clone hard drive to Seagate SSHD. But you will find the selected software fail to clone hard drive. One of the possible reason is that  it  does not support an SSHD. You can check it by looking through related information. 

2. The newly cloned SSHD won't boot. Sometimes, everythings seems to be OK. But when you use the cloned drive to boot your computer, you will find it won't boot. 

3. Seagate DiscWizard not working. When it comes to cloning HDD to Seagate SSHD, you may think about the data protection software - Seagate DiscWizard. It's an integrated cloning software released by Seagate. You can use it to clone hard drive to another one. However, you are only allowed to clone the entire disk including operating system, installed programs along with settings.  And you may find Seagate DiscWizard not cloning when you clone Seagate hard drive in Windows 10 /8.1 or just a single partition.

How to quickly clone HDD to Seagate SSHD?

A Seagate cloning software is essential for you to clone hard drive to Seagate SSHD and boot your computer successfully. I highly recommend you free AOMEI Backupper. This software can not only clone single partition but also clone the entire disk.  Besides, you can clone disk to larger disk as well as clone larger drive to smaller drive. In general, if the destination disk is larger than the source disk, you are not allowed to clone. But it's different in AOMEI Backupper. In this software, you can clone hard drive to large hard drive as long as the used space on the source disk is smaller than or equal to the destination disk.

Below are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Connect the SSHD drive and make sure it can be detected.

 Step 2. Download software from AOMEI Backupper Download Center, install and launch it. Then, select Disk Clone button.

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Step 3. Select the disk you want to clone as Source Disk, then click Next.

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step 4. Select the connected SSHD drive as Destination Disk, then click Next.

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Notice: before you click Next on the above page, you would better backup files in advance. The existing data on the Destination Disk will be overwritten after performing the operation.

Step 5. In the Operation Summary window,  confirm all the information and click Start Clone.  

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Step 6. In Disk Clone Progress window, you just need to wait and click Finish

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With the help of AOMEI Backupper, cloning HDD to Seagate SSHD becomes very easy. Besides Disk Clone, AOMEI Backupper also provides the corresponding function, such as System Clone, partition clone. System Clone is only available on the paid-version. If you want to clone system partition, you need to upgrade to its advanced edition AOMEI Backupper Professional.