Why Clone HDD to Seagate SSHD and How to Quickly Do It

Posted by @Ivy

August 22, 2017

correcly clone HDD to Seagate SSHD with a freeware, what i mean correctly is you don’t need to install from a new SSHD but also can reboot with it.

Why do you need to clone HDD to Seagate SSHD?

With the development of technology, there are a lot of storage types such as HDD, SSD, SSHD(short for solid state hybrid drive). But, how to choose it? Let’s see its difference 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 clone SSHD on laptop or desktop computer, you don’t need to decide where to store files and programs. Because SSHD with a controller chip which can decide the location you store files or programs whether on SSD or HDD.

As for Seagate SSHD, it will intelligently realize which software you use most, and try to store it in SSD to provide you a faster loading time and better overall performance. What a sufficient drive it is! It is worth to try to clone a hard drive to Seagate SSHD.

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What are the problems we may meet during the whole progress?

1. Selecting a software does not support the SSHD. Have you ever encountered a situation either your computer run out of space or the running speed lower? In this case, another storage device such as a solid state hybrid drive will be needed. Subsequently, You try to use a third-party tool to clone it but the software you choose does not work, and you discover it does not support an SSHD by looking through related information. 

2. Not able to reboot with the newly cloned SSHD. Once a user told me he was puzzled about this problem, and later tried a new software. And everything becomes OK. So choosing a right software helps you a lot, you don’t need to spend much time on how to clone HDD to Seagate SSHD.

3. Installing from a new SSHD drive can result in a lot of problems, Such as coming a flash BSOD in the starting window and restart your computer again and again.

4. Seagate DiscWizard released by Seagate not cloning. 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 also meet another problem: Seagate DiscWizard not cloning

To sum up, I think you would better choose another free disk cloning software 

How to quickly clone HDD to Seagate SSHD?

To free disk cloning software, AOMEI Backupper will be a great choice for you. This software can not only clone single partition but also clone the entire disk. Aside by that, you still can only clone OS.  The most important thing is that you can successfully clone your hard drive and there's no such thing like Seagate DiscWizard not cloning.

Below are the detailed steps:

Step 1: Download software from AOMEI Backupper Download Center, install and launch it. Then select “Disk Clone” button, you will enter into a new pop-up.

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Step 2: Select the disk you want to clone as Source Disk, then click Next.

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step 3: After entering into a new pop-up, you are supposed to select a disk you plan to store your data on the Source Disk as Destination Disk, then click Next.

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Notice: before you click Next on the Destination Disk, you would better back up your data in advance. The existing data on the Destination Disk will be overwritten after performing the operation.

Step 4: After selecting Source Disk and Destination Disk, you will see an Operation Summary window. In this window, you will see a detail information between them. Selecting all the operation you want to do, and then click “Start Clone”.

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Step 5: After entering into the Disk Clone Progress window, you need to wait for a period of time. When the operation end, click Finish. To ensure the integration of data, you would also tick “On completion” button to check it.

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With the help of AOMEI Backupper, it is actually easy to clone HDD to Seagate SSHD. Except for Disk clone, AOMEI Backupper also provides the corresponding function such as system clone, partition clone.