Freeware to Clone Intel SSD to another SSD Securely and Effectively

Posted by @Bryce

October 25, 2017

Are you anxious to know how to clone Intel SSD to another SSD or HDD? Refer to this paper and you can find out detailed guide to clone Intel SSD to another one via reliable software.

Scenario

“I have purchased a 120 GB Intel 530 SSD and use it as system disk and the operating system of my computer is Windows 10. However, the capacity of this SSD can’t satisfy the decreasing demands of space. Thus, I plan to replace it with a larger SSD. 480 GB Intel 535 SSD or Intel 730 SSD will be my choice. I don’t want to reinstall my original operating system and other applications and I decide to clone Intel SSD to another SSD. What I wonder is that how I can copy Intel SSD to another SSD in Windows 10?”

The benefits of SSD cloning

As what described in the Scenario, it is fact that SSD cloning is able to help you to upgrade Intel SSD to larger one while keeping all the content on the original SSD. Actually, that’s not all of the benefits of cloning SSD and you can realize more in the following text:

  • Data migration – SSD cloning manages to transfer all the data including operating system on one SSD to another SSD. Then you can boot Windows system from the new disk.

  • Data Security – It is not rare that Windows system crashes due to some accidents such as virus attack. If you have cloned your SSD to another disk, then you can simply replace the original SSD with the cloned disk and everything is “OK”.

Since SSD cloning can help you in many aspects, it is time to learn how to clone Intel SSD to another SSD and you can get answer in the part below.

How to Clone SSD easily and safely?

To clone Intel SSD to another SSD, you should find out a proper Intel data migration tool at first.

Intel SSD manufactures offers you Intel Migration Data Software for Intel SSD. But, you might encounter Intel Migration Data software not working issue. In such case, it is a reasonable choice to turn to AOMEI Backupper. Although there are so many tools that allow you to clone SSD to another SSD or HDD, there is no doubt that AOMEI Backupper Standard  is the outstanding one among them. This disk to disk cloning software provides you with “Disk Clone” function enabling you to clone disk without interrupting running system (it is called “live disk cloning”). That is to say, this tool will not waste your time while cloning SSD to another SSD or HDD.

Then, let’s learn how to clone SSD to another SSD through AOMEI Backupper. 

Keep the following things in mind before cloning SSD to another SSD or HDD:

  • GPT SSD (with more than three partitions) can’t be cloned to MBR SSD.

  • When your operating system is 32-bit, you’d better not to clone MBR SSD to GPT SSD; because 32-bit system can’t boot from GPT SSD; only 64-bit system supports boot from GPT SSD.

  • If your Intel SSD is installed on a laptop and your laptop, you may need to connect the new SSD to laptop through USB cable. In order to avoid data loss, you’d better backup SSD with AOMEI Backupper; then, if there is something bad happening, you can restore disk image you have created with AOMEI Backupper.

Step 1: Connect another SSD to your Intel SSD installed PC and ensure it can be detected.

Step 2:To clone Intel SSD to another SSD, here you can open AOMEI Backupper Standard and Select “Disk Clone” under tab “Clone”.

Clone

Step 3:Choose the Intel SSD as the source disk. And Click “Next”.

Select Source Disk

Select the new SSD as the destination disk and click “Next”

Select Destination Disk

Step 4:Click “Start Clone”.

Start Clone

Tips:

  • Place a tick in the box before “Align partition to optimize for SSD” to make the new SSD at it’s best performance.

  • By default, AOMEI Backupper just clones the existing data on the disk and will not clone these deleted data. If you want copy all the data (whether it has been deleted or not), you can choose the option of “sector by sector" option.

  • The option of “edit partitions on the destination disk” is possible through upgrading to AOMEI Backupper Professional version.  

Conclusion

To Clone Intel SSD to another SSD with the free software AOMEI Backupper is easy and safe. AOMEI Backupper also allows you to clone other SSDs such as Smasung SSD and Sandisk SSD to SSD or HDD. It is a great third party tool for users to clone and backup data safely and effectively. With good compability, it supports Windows 7/8/10, Windows XP and Windows Vista. What’s more, AOMEI Backupper also support system clone and partition clone. You can upgrade your AOMEI Backupper Standard to Professional version to use the function of partition clone.