How to Migrate Data from HDD to SSD on Windows 10/8/7?

Posted by @Cherry

September 30, 2016

Learn how to migrate data from HDD to SSD on Windows 10/8/7 in a few simple steps with a migrate HDD to SSD software AOMEI Backupper.

Why you want to migrate data from HDD to SSD?

SSD, the short of solid state drive, is more and more popular in computer users. It has many advantages compared with the traditional HDD (hard disk drive). SSD stores data with a little chip, works without noise, and the read and write speed is much faster than HDD. Because of this, part of users want to replace HDD with SSD for gaining a better performance. However, if you do not want to abandon the operating system and data on your old hard drive, migrate data from HDD to SSD should be the best method.

How to migrate data from HDD to SSD?

To migrate data from HDD to SSD, you need to prepare for it in advance. First, you need to prepare an SSD that should be as large enough to store your data on your hard drive. Then, find a migrate HDD to SSD software, like AOMEI Backupper, which can help you move data from HDD to SSD and you can boot your computer from the SSD by changing the boot order in BIOS directly. Well, how to migrate data from HDD to SSD with AOMEI Backupper?

Step1.Connect your SSD to your computer and make sure it can be detected. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper, you will see its main interface. To migrate data from HDD to SSD is to make an exactly same copy of your entire hard drive. Here, select Disk Clone under Clone tab.

Disk Clone

Step2. Then, choose the hard drive as the source disk, click Next.

Source Disk

Step3. And here, choose the SSD you plugged before as the destination disk. Click Next.

Destination Disk

Tips:If there are some data on the destination disk, it will be overwritten. In case of losing data, you should backup disk in advance.

Step4.Here you will move to the final page where you can confirm whole operations. If there is no problem, click Start Clone to executed.

Star Clone

Here are three options for you:

  • Edit partitions on the destination disk: You can edit partitions on the SSD so that you will get reasonable partitions after cloning.
  • Sector by sector clone: This function would clone every byte on your hard drive no mater it be used or not, which would take more space. So, it requires that the destination disk must be as large as the original one at least. Besides, it will take a longer time.
  • Align partition to optimize for SSD: This is highly recommended function for you to migrate data to SSD, because it will optimize the performance of SSD after cloning.

With the help of AOMEI Backupper, migrate data from HDD to SSD should be an easy thing. You can even migrate system to SSD only. Besides, AOMEI Backupper provides you many other utilities like create bootable media, create system repair disk, create system image backup, and many more.