Cloning System Recovery Partition to Samsung SSD

Posted by @Cherry

December 21, 2016

This article will tell you how to clone the whole system recovery partition to Samsung SSD and set the newly created system recovery partition to active.

Scenario

A man who use the Samsung migration tool to migrate his Windows 10 from a hard disk drive (HDD) to a solid state drive (SSD). However, the cloning software didn’t clone the System Reserved partition. But he needs the System Reserved partition because he needs to enable bit locker. Without the System Reserved partition, he could not set the newly created system recovery partition on the Samsung SSD to active. Is there any idea on how to clone recovery partition to Samsung SSD and include the System Reserved partition in the SSD so that users can set it to active?

Samsung SSD clone recovery partition can not be set to active

Samsung SSD is a wonderful brand storage device. It runs faster and safer than the traditional HDD, and Samsung has a very good reputation in public. Thus, many users, especially Windows 10 users want to clone their system recovery partition to a newly Samsung SSD in order to get a better performance of their computers.

Although there are many Samsung SSD migration tools you can use to migrate the system from HDD to SSD, it could not set the Samsung SSD clone recovery partition to active. Why?

Since Windows 7, the system partition has been separated into System partition and System Reserved partition. The system files are on the System partition, and the system boot files are on the system Reserved partition. If you didn’t partition before installing OS, the System Reserved partition will be a separated alone partition on your hard drive. Cloning system recovery partition to the Samsung SSD without the System Reserved partition, you cannot boot you computer from the SSD. The Samsung data migration tool did not clone the System Reserved partition as the Scenario told, so it could not recover to the SSD.

Samsung SSD clone recovery partition software

Well, in order to clone the entire system recovery partition, here we highly recommend you AOMEI Backupper Professional, a software that can clone the entire Windows 10/8/7 recovery partition including System partition and System Reserved partition. You can reference to the following guide of how to clone Windows 10 system recovery partition to Samsung SSD.

Step1.Plug the Samsung SSD, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional. You can see its concise interface. Click System Clone under the Clone tab.

System Clone

Step2. System clone will select the System partition and System Reserved partition by default, so you do not need to worry about that you will forget to select the System Reserved partition. Here, you only need to select the Samsung SSD you plugged before as the destination place. Click Next.

Destination

Tips: It will pop out a window to warn you that this operation would overwrite or delete the data on the destination place, if there are someting important on the destination partition, backup them first.

Step3. Then, you will move to the Operation Summary page, and here you can see the basic situation of your Samsung SSD recovery partition clone. The System partition and System Reserved partition as the source partition, and the Samsung SSD as the destination partition. Tick the box in front of “Align partition to optimize SSD” to get a better performance after cloning. Click Start Clone to execute.

Submit

* The “Sector by sector clone” will clone every bytes on the system recovery partition, which will take a lot of time and occupy a lot of space. So we not suggest you to check it.

When the progress executed. Click Finish to exit. Thus, you have cloned recovery partition to Samsung SSD with System partition and System Reserved partition. You can use it to restore Windows 10. It is also used in Windows 8/8.1/7/Vista/XP. In addition, this freeware has many other utilities for you like Create Bootable Media, Backup Files automatically and so on.