Toshiba Q300 SSD Drive Review
Q300 is one of Toshiba solid-state drives that released in last two years. Q300 has the general property of ordinary SSD, and of course, has it unique. To be specific, it supports SATA III, SATA II and SATA. Thus, there is no difficult to apply Toshiba Q300 SSD drive in any computer. As for disk capacity, Q300 available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB that meet both home and business use. TRIM and garbage collection are available as well.
Toshiba is the inventor of flash memory, so one of the Q300 SSD features is an adaptive size SLC write cache technology which uses a small portion of fast flash memory called single-level-cell NAND. This is a type of memory that widely used in enterprise SSDs. More specifically, the performance is faster write operation. In addition, for normal laptop that has a standard 9.5mm hard drive, Toshiba Q300 provides a 2.5mm spacer since it only 7mm thick.
Surely, there are some drawbacks in Toshiba Q300 as well. As an entry-level drive, Q300 is a little bit expensive than the equivalents. Although it has good setup, comparing to Samsung 850 EVO, Toshiba Q300 PRO has slower speed. What’s more, it comes with 3-year warranty.
Snap-in Toshiba Q300 Migration Software
As covered before, Q300 SSD has both pros and cons. One may move data from hard drive to Toshiba Q300 because of its advanced properties, yet one may also copy everything from Q300 SSD to new SSD for upgrading. No matter which situation you are in, the Toshiba data migration tool is necessary when you tired of reinstalling and reconfiguring everything.
Toshiba has snap-in data migration software called NTI Echo 3. Steps of cloning disk with this software are simple as well, start software, select source disk, select target disk and you’ve done. The NTI Echo even provides “Filter” feature that allows you to exclude files from being copied to the target space, which is helpful in cloning large hard drive to smaller drive.
Nevertheless, please note that you can't download the software (NTI Echo) right away from the website. Instead, you first have to register with Toshiba and enter your name and a working email address. After that, the download link will be mailed to you. If you’re fine about providing personal information, learn more about how to use this software with screenshot in Toshiba NTI Echo alternative.
Better Toshiba Q300 SSD Clone Software – AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper Professional is reliable and powerful cloning software for Toshiba hard drives and SSDs. In terms of data migration, you have lots of choices. For example, you can clone entire disk with Disk Clone, move only OS with System Clone, or copy a particular partition with Partition Clone. By default, the software clone hard drive in Intelligent Clone method which clones only used part of the source disk. It can be changed to Sector-by-sector Clone at the last page. Command line clone is available for advanced users. No personal information required. Following will take Toshiba Q300 480GB SSD data migration to another SSD for example.
1. Connect the new SSD to your computer via USB cable or external disk enclosure. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper.
2. Click Clone > Disk Clone at the main console.
3. Select Q300 as the source disk.
4. Select the new disk as the destination disk.
5. At the operating summary window, you are allowed to do some changes with given options in lower-left corner. After you finish, check Align partition to optimize for SSD box and click Start Clone.
*Edit partitions on the destination disk: you can resize partition, change drive letter, etc. on the Intenso SSD drive.
*Sector-by-sector clone: you can recover deleted and formatted data by ticking this. However, it will make edit partitions unavailable.
*AOMEI Backupper Professional supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP and Vista.
With the right Toshiba Q300 migration software, one can clone all contents from one disk to the other like a breeze. AOMEI Backupper is an all-around tool. Other than being cloning software for Toshiba SSD, it is also backup software for QNAP NAS, Samsung 850 PRO, Kingston SSD, etc. Also, you can copy OS to flash drive without difficulties using this program.