SanDisk SSD Cloning Software to Clone HDD

Posted by @Cherry

March 7, 2016

SanDisk SSD clone software can help you clone whole hard drive to SanDisk SSD so that you do not need worry about reinstalling system and applications.

Why clone data from HDD to SanDisk SSD?

SSD, the abbreviation of solid state drive, stores data with a little chip. It has a faster read and write speed than the traditional HDD. Users know that the traditional hard disk drive working with a platform covered with metal. When it working, the platform will spin with noise. While SSD working with chip, so you won’t hear the noise. And now, SSDs are more and more popular users because of its outstanding properties.

SanDisk SSD is a famous brand. A lot of users want to use SanDisk to instead of their old HDD. However, change a storage device means that they need a new operating system and applications. That will take a lot of time, and what’s the most important is that what if you want to keep the old operating system and applications even the whole data? Fortunately, you can make an exact clone from HDD to SanDisk SSD, so that you can working with your old data but in a faster speed.

How to clone HDD to SanDisk SSD?

To clone from HDD to SanDisk SSD, here we introduce you two methods.

Method 1: using Apricorn EZ Gig IV cloning software

The EZ Gig IV cloning software always used in SanDisk SSD cloning. Before cloning, there are somethings you need prepare to.

  • Included SATA to USB cable.
  • SanDisk SSD.
  • A hard drive with old data on the computer.

Step1. Connect the SanDisk SSD to your computer first. Make sure it can be detected by the cloning software (the new SanDisk SSD will not be displayed in Windows Explore, however, the cloning software will recognize it). Launch the EZ Gig IV, you can finish it in three simple ways. Select the source disk first.

EZ Gig IV Source

Step2. Then, select the destination disk.

EZ Gig IV Destination

Here you can use the Data Select tool to deselect files from cloning so that you can clone from large HDD to smaller SSD.

Data Select

Step3. Then, you can press the Start Clone button to launch the progress.

EZ Gig IV Clone

Method 2. Using AOMEI Backupper Freeware

AOMEI Backupper is a free software for cloning. Different with EZ Gig IV, you can select the specific partition you want to clone at the start.

Step1. Download its free edition AOMEI Backupper Standard. Install and launch it. Click Clone, it will show you three types of cloning. Disk Clone, System Clone, Partition Clone. You can select one according to your requests. To clone the entire hard drive to SanDisk SSD, select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Step2. Then, you can follow the guidance to select the source disk.

Source Disk

Step3. Select the SanDisk SSD as the destination disk.

Destination Disk

Step4. After selecting the source disk and destination disk, you need confirm the operations. As for transferring data to SSD, here we highly recommend you tick the box before “Align partition to optimize for SSD”, which will improve the SanDisk SSD’s performance automatically after cloning.

Start Clone

Tips:

  • You can also edit partitions on the destination disk so that you can use it with the best statement. Otherwise, you can resize partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant latter.
  • You can clone every bytes from HDD to SSD, just tick the box before “Sector by sector lone”. But you need prepare a SanDisk SSD at least equal to the source disk.

Those two SanDisk SSD clone software has its own advantages. Personally speaking, the AOMEI Backupper is more powerful as for its multiple utilities like system backup, universal restore, file sync, and many more.