Why need an SSD cloning freeware?
As we all know that it will get an excellent experience to run Windows or play games on a solid state drive (SSD), so more and more users are planning to get one. SSDs like Samsung 970 EVO SSD, PNY SSD, etc. are very popular among computer users.
Reinstalling Windows system and programs is a time-consuming job, while a good SSD cloning software can help you copy everything, including the system files, preferences, applications and all the other files. Generally, there are two basic requirements according to users’ needs.
An HDD to SSD cloning software. In order to have better performance, you get one new SSD that offers faster speed. But it’s a smaller one compared to the old HDD. So you need to clone larger HDD to smaller SSD.
An SSD to SSD cloning software. Your old SSD has no more space to store new data, so you are planning to pick a larger one. Then you need to clone SSD to larger SSD.
No matter you want to migrate HDD to SSD or transfer SSD to SSD, you definitely prefer an easy & quick way to make it. And what’s more, the new SSD can perform normally after the cloning. To meet all the needs, the best SSD cloning software - AOMEI Backupper is the way to go. It is easy-to-use and keeps data intact during cloning, which saves the time and effort of reinstalling system and applications.
Best free SSD cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Standard
AOMEI Backupper Standard, developed for Windows 10/8/7, is the best SSD cloning software devoted to transferring data from one disk to another. And it offers a special option to improve SSD’s performance and prolong its lifespan, named “Align partition to optimize for SSD".
Free of charge.
Easy-to-use interface. You can easily achieve the clone job with AOMEI Backupper’s friendly GUI.
It lets you easily migrate HDD to smaller SSD or clone SSD to larger SSD.
Two data cloning mode. It allows you to clone the entire hard drive or only the selected partitions you need.
If your source disk and destination disk have different partition style, you can still use AOMEI Backupper to clone disk without converting disk partition style for it allows you to copy MBR disk to GPT disk and vice versa. Additionally, the cloning process will not affect your work with the computer and it will make the cloned SSD bootable if you are cloning a system drive.
Tutorial to clone hard drive with AOMEI SSD cloning software
You need but a few clicks to clone a hard drive to SSD with AOMEI Backupper. First, make sure your new SSD have correctly connected to the computer. AOMEI Backupper supports most of the popular brands of solid state drives, including Samsung, Sandisk, Kingston, PNY, etc.
1. Download this freeware. Install and open it.
2. Click Clone tad and select Disk Clone. (If you want to clone Dynamic disk, you can choose Partition Clone.)
3. Click the original hard drive as the source disk and then select the SSD as the destination disk. Note that the selected destination disk will be deleted before it starts to clone hard drive.
4. Check the option Align partition to optimize for SSD, and then click on Start Clone to run the cloning process. If you are trying to upgrade your SSD to larger one, you can click "Edit partitions on the destination disk" to avoid unallocated space after the clone.
Note: Check Sector by sector clone if you just want to clone only used part to your SSD.
5. Then you can leave it be and do other work with this computer. Click Finish to exit when it finishes.
As you can see, this free SSD cloning software AOMEI Backupper Standard can help you transfer data to SSD without effort. If you just want to transfer only OS with all the applications to SSD, you can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional. Besides, you can also take AOMEI Backupper as a backup and restore software to backup SSD to HDD.
It provides System Backup, Disk Backup, Partition Backup, and File/Folder backup. The amazing restoring feature is also beyond doubt. You can recover your computer when it is unbootable by using bootable rescue media or AOMEI PXE tool (boot multiple computers from network), and restore system backup and disk backup to another computer with dissimilar hardware is out of question.