What Is the SSD?
We need to get some information about SSDs before starting to clone Seagate HDD to 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.
Comparison between HDD and SSD
I always heard that Many users say they want to clone Seagate HDD to SSD, so there must be some reasons. Let’s see below, and find the answer.
The Speed between HDD and SSD
SSDs provide instant access to your computer and highly read and write performance at the period of loading files or folders. The speed of HDD can 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 between HDD and SSD
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 between HDD and SSD
The SSDs is much more efficient to prevent data loss. Because it does not contain any removable mechanical parts internally. so it can minimize the possibility to lose data at the most extent. However, the HDDs seem to lose data much more easier, because it consists of many removable parts.
The Capacity between HDD and SSD
the SSDs provide a smaller capacity while the HDDs provide a larger capacity at the same price of one hard disk which can save files and folders as many as possible.
The Price between HDD and SSD
SSDs will be much more expensive than another hard disk especially when you see it from per gigabyte. Compared with SSDs, the HDD really cost you low when both are at the same capacity.
From above, you are able to see clearly that SSDs provide a higher performance and are more durability. Maybe a higher performance and more durability are the reason why they want to clone Seagate HDD to SSD. Would you like to own an SSD hard disk with higher performance? If you say yes, see below.
How to Clone Seagate HDD to SSD in Windows 10/8/7?
After choosing one SSD hard disk, you must think about another question - which is best free software to clone HDD to SSD. Taking cloning Seagate HDD to SSD on Windows 7 as an example, I will introduce one easy-to-use software to clone Seagate hard drive.
Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and enjoy it. After connecting your new SSD hard drive, refresh the main page and you will see your new SSD hard drive. Now, select Disk Clone listed on the main page.
Step 2: Select the old HDD as your Source Disk, then click Next.
Step 3: Select the new SSD as your Destination Disk, then click Next.
Step 4: After all sets, you will see an Operating Summary like below. If you are sure to clone Seagate HDD to SSD, click Start Clone to finish the task. Please remember to “tick Align partition to optimize for SSD”, this option can improve the reading and writing speed of your SDD hard disk.
Notice: In the Operating Summary window, you see three options at the left bottom. According to your needs, you can choose one or more of them. If you want to adjust the size of it, you can select the first option. If you want to clone all the sectors, tick Sector by sector clone.
Step 5: Now, all you see is the Disk Clone Progress. This is the last step of cloning HDD to SSD. Just wait and click Finish to end your task.
1. AOMEI Backupper is a powerful software which can help you clone Seagate HDD to SSD in a few steps. At the same time, it supports all version of windows system, such as Win7, Win 8, Win 8.1 and XP etc. So you can choose to clone HDD to SSD on Win 7 or other versions.
2. How to choose a hard disk is up to your needs. If you want higher performance, SSDs will be a better choice than HDDs disk. If you want a higher capacity, HDDs will be a preference selection.