Learn How to Clone Hard Disk Drive to Intel SSD in a Simple Way

Posted by @Teresa

September 26, 2017

Learn how to clone hard disk drive (HDD) to Intel SSD like Intel 750 series, 600p series, Pro 6000p series, DC series etc. step by step in Windows 7/8/10.

About Intel SSD

Intel could be counted as one of the leaders in developing new memory technologies, including creating the first commercial solid-state drive (SSD). Intel SSDs are built with proven end-to-end data protection and the highest level of drive reliability according to their official website. Like other SSD brands, Intel SSD also provides different products for different user groups. For example, the newly released 3D NAND SSDs has been divided into Personal use (600p series), Business client (Pro 6000p series), Data center (DC P3520/P3100 and DC S3520 series), and embedded (E 6000p/5420s series) categories. Each SSD is built with different capacities vary from 128GB to 2TB.

Intel SSD 730 240GB

Why clone hard drive to Intel SSD?

After a brief acknowledgement of Intel SSD, you may know exactly about why you want to clone to Intel SSD. In general, we can analysis this phenomenon from two aspects, one is from Intel SSD and the other is from the user himself.

Intel SSDs use non-volatile memory which means that when the memory is turned off it won’t “forget” what was stored. Intel SSDs are knows for reliability and they are even introduced 100 times reliable than tradition hard drives. For users who pursue data stability and drive lasting, Intel SSD is not a bad choice. Besides, cloning OS to Intel SSD and keep files on HDD is a wise move in desktop.

Also, users may have encountered the situation that they have to replace their current hard drive. As we know, the commonly used hard disk drives (HDDs) are limited by the rate of head movement, the speed of the spinning platter, and seek latency. Hard drive fails eventually, so it is necessary to move all cherished data to a new one. An obviously trend of all brands of SSD is capacity goes up and price goes down. Thus, replacing hard drive with SSD is an acceptable solution in fact.

There are many unlisted factors that may lead you to do hard drive upgrading. Reasons are not so important now. What counts next is finding out how to complete this task.

Clone HDD to Intel SSD via AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Professional is powerful and reliable cloning tool that allows you to, for example, clone hard drive to Intel SSD 600p series without worries. In Clone tab, you have Disk Clone, System Clone and Partition Clone to choose. AOMEI Backupper also provides intelligent clone which clones only used part of the source disk, i.e. clone hard drive to smaller SSD. For example, if you have purchased Intel 730 480GB SSD and your current hard drive is 200GB used out of 500GB. You can clone only these 200GB part to the new SSD with the default setting. For advanced users, AOMEI Backupper supports command line clone so that unattended tasks can be executed.

AB PRO

Steps to clone hard drive to Intel 480GB SSD

Step1. Install the Intel SSD to your PC and make sure it can be detected. Download, install and start AOMEI Backupper. Go Clone > Disk Clone.

Step2. Select current hard drive as the source disk.

Source Disk

Step3. Select Intel SSD as the destination disk.

Destination Disk

Step4. Check Align partition to optimize for SSD box to improve reading and writing performance. Do some other changes maybe and click Start Clone finally.

Operation Summary

Tips:

  • *Sector by sector clone: This will clone every section of the source hard drive. The deleted and formatted partition can be recovered under this cloning mode. This mode requires the target disk is no smaller than the source disk.

  • *Edit partitions on the destination disk: This option allows you to change partition size and drive letter.

  • *AOMEI Backupper Professional is Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista supported. If you’re a Server user, please refer to AOMEI Backupper Server edition.

  • *You may need to change boot priority in BIOS or remove previous hard drive to test if the SSD works.

Cloning hard drive to Intel SSD is not as hard as you may think so long as you turned to the right software. AOMEI Backupper also allows you to clone SSD to Intel SSD to gain bigger capacity. Other than cloning hard drive or SSD, this software can clone USB bootable drive to your desire location as well. As a matter of fact, AOMEI Backupper is great backup solution that can protect your crucial data very well.