Clone Seagate HDD to SSD with the Best Free Software

Posted by @Ivy

June 7, 2018

In this article, I'll show you how to clone Seagate HDD to SSD and get the great performance for your computer.

About SSD

SSD(short for Solid State Disk)is a nonperishable storage which is made by solid-state electronic storage chip and consists of control unit together with storage unit(including DRIM - dynamic random access memory chip. Owing to many advantages, especially a peak performance, SSDs are widely used in military, IT industry, aviation etc. 

In the work and daily life, a large amount of users choose to clone Seagate HDD to SSD. Why? Here, I'll show you the difference between HDD and SSD. And then, you can choose to keep the old hard drive or replace it.

The Speed:

SSDs provide instant access to your computer as well as highly read and write performance at the period of loading files or folders. At the same time, HDDs can only meet the needs of home users. However, if you want to perform multiple tasks at the same time, all the processing appears slowly.

The Durability:

Owing to the solid state design, the SSDs are bound to the one which can be more durable. And they can bear higher extremes of shock, drop, and temperature. Taking the range of their working temperature as an example, the SSDs can work from -10 degree centigrade to 70 while the HDDs can only work from -5 degree centigrade to 55.

The Security:

Compared with HDD, the SSDs is much more efficient to prevent data loss. Because SSD does not contain any removable mechanical parts internally while the HDDs consists of many removable parts. In sum, SSDs disk can minimize the possibility to lose data at the most extent.  

The Capacity:

the SSDs provide a smaller capacity while the HDDs provide a larger capacity at the same price of one hard disk.  HDDs with a larger capacity can save files and folders as many as possible.

The Price:

SSDs will be much more expensive than HDDs, especially when you see it from per gigabyte. Compared with SSDs, the HDD really cost you low when both are in the same capacity.

From above, you are able to see clearly that SSDs provide a higher performance.  And it's more durability. Thus, if you want a higher performance, you can choose SSDs. 

How to Clone Seagate HDD to SSD in Windows 10/8/7?

Seagate Discwizard 

Seagate Discwizard is a useful disk cloning software which is integrated into Seagate hard drive. It's very convenient. And it does not requires an extra disk cloning software. After you buy a Seagate hard drive, you can get the integrated disk cloning software: Seagate Discwizard. With it, you can clone hard drive in Windows XP/7/8. However, it does not support Windows 8.1/10. You cannot use Seagate Discwizard for Windows 10/8.1. 

Aside from that, here's another limitation. Seagate Discwizard does not support cloning a single partition. That's to say, you are only allowed to clone entire hard drive including the operating system and programs you install. If you just want to clone a single partition, you need another software instead of Seagate Discwizard. 

Thus, you need a Seagate Discwizard free alternative software. I highly recommend you free AOMEI Backupper Standard.

Seagate disk clone software

AOMEI Backupper Standard is the best Seagate disk clone software, which can supports Windows 7/8/8.1/10/XP. No matter what operating  system you are using now, you can clone Seagate HDD to SSD without any hassles. And it can help you clone the entire disk, system partition, even a single data partition as well. 

Besides, AOMEI Backupper allows you clone hard drive with different size. That's to say, you can clone disk to large disk and clone large HDD to smaller SSD. If you clone disk to larger disk, there will be an unallocated space left after cloning. This software offer you a feature called Edit partitions on the destination disk, which can adjust the partition.

In sum, If your computer is Windows XP/7/8, you can use both Seagate Discwizard and AOMEI Backupper. However, If your computer is Windows 10/8.1 or you just want to  clone only OS or a single data partition, you can only use AOMEI Backupper. 

Clone Seagate HDD to SSD with Seagate disk clone software

To clone seagate hard drive, AOMEI Backupper will be a great choice. It can help you clone Seagate HDD without obstacle. In the following, I'll show you how to clone Seagate hard drive with free AOMEI Backupper. Before start to clone hard drive, you are supposed to download AOMEI Backupper and run it on your computer. 

Step 1Connect your new SSD hard drive and make sure it can be detected by Windows. Then launch AOMEI Backupper and select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Step 2. Select the old HDD as your Source Disk, then click Next.

Source Disk

Step 3. Select the new SSD as your Destination Disk, then click Next.

Destination Disk

Step 4. After all sets, you will see an Operating Summary like below. If you are sure to clone Seagate hard drive, click Start Clone to start the task.

Operation Summary

Notice: 

 In the Operating Summary window, you see three options at the left bottom. According to your needs, you can choose one or more features. If you want to adjust the size of it, you can select the first option. The last option Align partition to optimize for SSD can improve the reading and writing speed of your SDD hard disk, you are supposed to tick it.

Step 5. Now, all you see is the Disk Clone Progress. Just wait and click Finish to end your task.

Disk Clone Progress

Summary

From above, you can clearly know that SSDs are the great choice for your computer. It can provide a higher performance.  When it comes to cloning Seagate HDD to SSD, you may think about Seagate Discwizard first. But it can only be used to clone Seagate hard drive in Windows XP/7/8. 

If you want to clone Seagate hard drive in Windows 10/8.1 or just a single partition, you are supposed to use free AOMEI Backupper. It's will be much useful. Besides, you are allowed to clone hard drive with both large and small capacity.