Best Freeware to Clone SSD to New SSD

Posted by @Teresa

April 26, 2016

The best way to clone SSD to new SSD with larger capacity is using free cloning software which helps you clone the entire SSD (Solid State Drive) to your new SSD with the intact stuff.

Why clone SSD to SSD?

Replace HDD (Hard Disk Drive) with SSD (Solid State Drive) to get better performance of operating system is very popular among Windows users. Yet SSD isn’t famous for large capability like HDD does. So it is easier to get low disk space warning after a couple of months or seasons’ usage. Therefore, it is not uncommon for Windows users to purchase new SSD and to clone SSD to new SSD. Actually, backup SSD and restore the image to the new SSD later could count as a good way if you don’t take restoration as troublesome because clone SSD to another SSD will save the last step.

How to clone SSD to new SSD?

It is hard for you to clone SSD to larger SSD within Windows Disk Management since it is the missing feature in Windows operating system. Hence, it is time to turn to 3rd party software. You need one kind of software that supports not only cloning to bigger SSD but also cloning to smaller SSD. AOMEI Backupper Standard is freeware for commercial and home use. It can meet above need with intelligent clone as well as sector-by-sector clone. Besides, you can resize the partition on the new SSD during the cloning process. It has a user-friendly interface, so don’t worry about the operations even though you have less knowledge of computer. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard and have a try now.

Steps to clone SSD with AOMEI Backupper

In the first place, connect the new SSD to your computer. You might need to format the new drive before you can use it.

Firstly, install and open AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click Clone, and select Disk Clone.

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Secondly, select the old SSD as the source disk.

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Thirdly, select the new SSD as the destination path.

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Fourthly, click Start Clone.

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It is strongly recommend you to check Align partition to optimize for SSD box since the destination drive is SSD. It will speed up the rate of reading and writing as well as prolong the service life of SSD.

This operation will clone only used part by default. If you need to clone every aspect of the old SSD, make sure to check Sector by sector clone box.

If you click Edit partitions on the destination disk, you will get three sub-options as follow:

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If you want to start you PC from the new cloned SSD, be sure to change the boot sequence in BIOS.


Clone SSD to new SSD could be easy with AOMEI Backupper, you can boot your computer with new SSD exactly after cloning. If your internal hard drive is HDD instead of SSD, then you can clone boot drive to SSD, too. Further, many helpful features like system clone, disk backup, transfer C drive to SSD are come with this software. The free backup and restore solution, AOMEI Backupper Standard, supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Feel free to use it.