Why do a fresh install when you can use cloning software?
Whenever you want to upgrade your SSD to a new one, you can use an SSD migration tool rather than fresh install Windows 10/8/7. It is quick, convenient, and not hurting SSD’s performance.
If you want to clone SanDisk SSD to a Samsung or Intel SSD, you can use its corresponding data migration software. If you want to clone SanDisk SSD to another SSD that does not provide a migration tool, you need to select free SSD cloning software to do it.
Free SSD cloning software for all SSDs
AOMEI Backupper Standard is free SSD cloning software that provides a remarkable solution for SSD data migration. It does not matter what kinds of SSD (SATA, mSATA, M.2, and PCI-E) you use or its brands(Samsung, Crucial, Intel, Kingston, WestData, etc).
If your PC only has one SSD slot, you can use its backup and restore feature as a workaround to clone to SSD with only one SSD slot. You can backup your original SSD to an external hard drive and then restore the backup to the new SSD.
It fully compatible with master boot record (MBR) and GUID partition table (GPT). It is capable of cloning MBR disk to GPT disk directly without disk conversion.
How to clone SanDisk SSD to a new SSD
You can now free download this tool on your Windows computer and then follow the steps below to start to configure an SSD data migration task.
Step 1. Based on the type of your new SSD, choose the right way to connect the SSD to your computer. You can connect it externally and internally.
Step 2. Open AOMEI Backupper. When the main interface loaded, click “Clone” and select “Disk Clone”.
Step 3. At the next screen, Select the original SanDisk SSD as the source disk for cloning SSD to another SSD. Click Next.
Step 4. Select the new SSD which you want to upgrade to as the destination disk, and then click Next.
Step 5. At the Operation Summary screen, check the option “Align partition to optimize for SSD”. If the new SSD is larger than the original, which is the usual case, click “Edit partitions on the destination disk” to avoid unallocated space on the cloned disk. after that, click “Start Clone” to start the progress.
In a short time, the software will finish cloning SanDisk to another SSD. Then, you can set the new cloned SSD as the boot disk. If you only want to migrate OS to the new SSD, you can try the System Clone feature, which is available on the Professional version.