Samsung Data Migration Software for Windows 10/8/7
Like many SSDs, Samsung has its own migrating tool for all data migration, Samsung Data Migration Software (SDM). This Samsung-proprietary software was designed specifically for Samsung SSD products and is available for any Samsung SSD products, including 470 Series, 750 Series, 830 Series, 840 Series, 850 Series and 950 Series. When purchasing any product of these Series, you’ll find a SDM comes up. Some users prefer to do fresh install on the new Samsung drive, yet most PC users would like to keep the OS and installed programs intact. Thus, Samsung Data Migration tool is of great importance in cloning HDD to Samsung SSD.
The detailed steps of operating SDM are fairly easy actually. Connect new Samsung SSD to your PC via SATA-to-USB cable adapter, install and open SDM, follow the wizard to select source disk and target disk separately, swap old drive after it finishes, and you’ve done. The only thing you need to pay attention to is to switch IDE mode to AHCI mode in BIOS. For user who is in RAID mode, just leave it alone. If you find it cannot work in RAID, you may need to reinstall the system.
Why need Samsung Data Migration Software alternative?
Although SDM does a big favor in hard drive upgrading, there are some drawbacks reported on the Internet. Some users say they find Samsung Data Migration not responding or not working after installing. Others may be luckier because they can operate the software. However, it is complained that Samsung Data Migration Software hangs and stuck at 100%. What’s worse, some users just cannot install the SDM. According to the Internet search result, Samsung data migration software for the 840 Series SSD is the most wanted. Besides, this software is not compatible with other manufacturers' SSDs. These are part of Samsung SSD user feedback in fact. But if you’re not luck enough and facing any situation of them, you won’t lose your mind with a “Plan B” in hand.
Samsung SSD 840/850 Pro Data Migration Software – AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper Professional is a reliable and mighty migrating tool that helps you transfer all contents from old storage to the new Samsung SSD. Except for SSD 840 and 850, you can also use it as Samsung SSD 850 EVO data migration software. To be specific, this software allows you to clone hard drive to larger as well as smaller Samsung SSD since it supports sector-by-sector clone, hot clone and intelligent clone. For advanced users, AOMEI Backupper also provides command line clone, which can assist you do unattended tasks.
Further, it has not only Disk Clone feature but also System Clone and Partition/Volume Clone. For user whose old hard drive is functional, system clone feature helps a lot in migrating only system drive to new disk. When you’re not clone hard drive in bit-by-bit mode, you can edit partitions on destination Samsung SSD. Creating bootable media (USB drive or CD/DVD) is also available. Now download Samsung SSD data migration software – AOMEI Backupper and have a try.
Clone hard drive to Samsung SSD in Windows 10
1. Install Samsung SSD to your PC and make sure it can be recognized by Windows. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Go Clone and then Disk Clone.
2. Select your hard drive as the source disk.
3.Select Samsung SSD as the target disk.
4. Now you have entered into the final page. Check Align partition to optimize for SSD box in the lower left corner to improve its reading and writing speed. You can edit partitions on Samsung SSD there before you start if the need ever arises.
5. Click Start Clone then to execute the operations.
6. Replace old hard drive with the cloned Samsung SSD after cloning.
For laptop users, it is suggested to replace hard drive via backup and restore method to increase boot success. For more information with screenshots, please refer to Samsung laptop SSD upgrade kit.
Steps in this Samsung data migration software are also simple, even a computer novice can handle well. As a matter of fact, AOMEI Backupper is great backup solution as well. For example, you can keep this software installed on your PC and use it as the alternative to File History in Windows 10.