Easiest Way to Clone Samsung 850 EVO SSD to another SSD

Posted by @Teresa

March 3, 2017

This passage will show you how to clone Samsung 850 EVO or PRO SSD to another SSD, Samsung PM SSD or SSD of other brands, with the help of AOMEI Backupper in clicks.

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.

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Why clone Samsung SSD to another SSD?

As mentioned before, many users purchased Samsung SSD to replace their old hard drive. Thus, the ratio of Samsung SSD is high in PCs. 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.

In addition, another situation also makes sense. 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 heard from his friend that that is better than this one. It may be better at only one aspect, speed, reliability, price, capacity etc. any aspect that just meet his demands. So don’t be surprised if one of your friend plans to clone his Samsung XS1715 SSD to a Toshiba SSD several weeks after purchasing the Samsung SSD.

Samsung SSD clone utility – SDM and AOMEI Backupper

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. Pay attention to the latter part of the sentence, to a new Samsung drive. Therefore, if you want to clone from Samsung SSD to Samsung SSD, it is OK with this tool. Otherwise, you need to turn to SDM alternative, AOMEI Backupper. The migrating process of SDM is not complex. You can get more information about migrating steps with screenshots in move OS to a new Samsung SSD.

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 complete 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. Keep reading and find more.

Steps to clone Samsung SSD to another SSD via AOMEI Backupper

Step 1. Connect the new SSD to your PC via USB cable or disk enclosure. Install and start AOMEI Backupper. Go Clone > Disk Clone.

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Step 2. Select Samsung SSD as the source disk.

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Step 3. Select the new SSD as the destination disk.

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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.

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Step 5.Swap the Samsung SSD with the new SSD to test if it works or not.


*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. Then you need to change boot priority in BIOS after cloning.

*AOMEI Backupper is Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista supported.

As a matter of fact, cloning Samsung SSD to another SSD is no other than cloning 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.