About Samsung SSD
Samsung Solid-state Drives (SSDs) are one of the most popular disk storages that are widely used in people desktop, laptop and RAID. In recent years, Samsung Company has produced many high performing SSDs, such as 850 EVO, 750 EVO, T3 500GB, 950 PRO Series, PM Series, and CM871 and so on. SSDs improve reading and writing speed for the computer and ensure data security at the same time, because they have higher quivery resistance capability. Many users want to clone HDD to Samsung SSD to gain better performance. Surely, the SSD capacity goes up and price goes down are also two of reasons.
Why Clone Samsung SSD to another SSD?
In general, there are 2 main reasons for cloning Samsung SSD to SSD.
1. Upgrade SSD Disk Capacity. A part of users may have purchased Samsung SSD with small capacity at an early time due to budget or unknown reasons. Now they want to, for example, clone Samsung 850 EVO SATA M.2 1TB SSD to 850 PRO 2.5” SATA III to extend disk space. This is the situation that one has to move everything from one Samsung SSD to the other Samsung SSD.
2. Change SSD Brand Totally. One may installed his operating system on Samsung SSD at the beginning. Now he wants to replace Samsung SSD with another brand of SSD, because he thinks that is better than this one. It may be better at only one aspect, such as, speed, reliability, price, or capacity etc. Any aspect that just meet his demands. So don’t be surprised if one of your friend plans to clone the Samsung XS1715 SSD to a Toshiba SSD several weeks after purchasing the Samsung SSD.
How to Clone Samsung SSD to another SSD with Samsung SSD Clone Kit?
Actually, to perform Samsung SSD clone in Windows 7, 8, 10, XP or Vista, you have different choices depending on the brand of target SSD. That is to say, if you clone Samsung SSD to another Samsung SSD, you can turn to its dedicated cloning tool, Samsung Data Migration (SDM). If not, you’ll need the help of third-party cloning tool.
Clone Samsung SSD 850 EVO to SSD via SDM
Samsung Data Migration (SDM) is a migrate tool that come with Samsung SSD when you purchase it. Yet not all Samsung SSD has SDM inside. SDM is designed for transferring over all existing files and programs from a current HDD or SSD to a new Samsung drive. So you can also clone HDD to Samsung SSD 840/850 with this tool.
To clone Samsung SSD 850 EVO to SSD:
Step 1. Shut down you PC, install Samsung SSD by plugging a SATA cable into the motherboard’s SATA controller, and connect the other end of the cable and a SATA power connector to the new SSD. You can use an external USB adapter as well.
Step 2. Boot off your PC. Install and run Samsung Data Migration. Click Start in the lower right corner.
Step 3. Verify the source disk: the Samsung SSD 850 EVO and another Samsung SSD. If the target disk shown in the following is incorrect, you click the Refresh button and select the right disk.
Step 4. Click Start and hit Yes at the warning message. This step may cause data loss if select the wrong disk, thus you need to create a file backup for your computer.
Step 5. Wait for the cloning process until the process completes. Don't edit any files on the system or use the computer while this process is going on, because any open files cannot be cloned properly.
Step 6. Click quit to exit this software.
Step 7. Turn off the computer, replace the original Samsung SSD with the new one and boot up from the new one. If it cannot boot successfully, you need to change the boot order in BIOS.
As simple as it is, you’ll need extra help in some cases. For instance, the target SSD is not of Samsung brand as said. Moreover, you get the “Cloning failed. Target disk has been disconnected” even if you know you were not remove the disk in a few cases, or Samsung Data Migration Stuck error. To ensure the successfully cloning, give this tool a shot in the following when Samsung Data Migration cloning failed.
Clone Samsung SSD with best SSD cloning software in Windows
AOMEI Backupper Professional is stable cloning software that has helped thousands of PC users in disk cloning all over the world. This cloning software works the same whether you’re cloning to Samsung SSD or not. It provides Disk Clone, System Clone and Partition Clone, which will assist you in cloning task like a breeze. Cloning larger drive to smaller drive is also available in AOMEI Backupper since it can clone only used part of Samsung SSD.
Continue to see below and learn the detailed steps.
Step 1. Connect the new SSD to your PC via USB cable or disk enclosure. Install and start AOMEI Backupper. Go Clone > Disk Clone.
Step 2. Select Samsung SSD as the source disk.
Step 3. Select the new SSD as the destination disk.
Step 4. Configure personal settings in the options beneath. Be sure to check Align partition to optimize for SSD box. Click Start Clone when you ready.
Step 5. Swap the Samsung SSD with the new SSD to test if it works or not. Please remember to change the boot order in BIOS after you switch the SSD.
*Align partition to optimize for SSD: this will improve the reading and writing speed and prolong SSD’s lifespan.
*If you want to clone only system from Samsung SSD to new SSD, System Clone is helpful.
*AOMEI Backupper support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. If your computer is Windows Server 2016, you can use AOMEI Backupper Server, which support all kinds of server-based computer, including Server 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016.
As a matter of fact, cloning Samsung SSD to another SSD is no difference than clone hard drive to SSD in AOMEI Backupper. As long as the disk can be recognized, you can use the clone function. That’s why some users will use this tool to clone USB bootable drive as well.