Is Transcend SSD Any Good?
Transcend is an old brand manufacture that produces storage devices such as solid state drives, personal cloud storage, USB flash drives, memory cards/modules, card readers & accessories and so on. In terms of SSD, Transcend provides 2.5” SSDs like Transcend SATA III 6Gb/s MLC SSD370, M.2 SSDs, mSATA SSD as well as portable SSD like ESD400 USB3.0 Portable SSD.
To learn an object better, one good way is to compare it with other equivalents. For example, comparing to Samsung 850 SSD or SanDisk SSD Plus, Transcend SSD370 wins in great consistency under very intensive workloads. However, comparing to Kingston SSDNow, it is lighter some 25g. Absolutely, Transcend SSD has the universal property of all SSDs, less power consuming and fast response. Its capacities are available from 32GB to 1TB. One can choose different solutions based on his own situation.
Now, answer the very first question. Is Transcend SSD good? Yes, it protects your work with outstanding consistency.
What Transcend SSD Migration Tool Do You Need?
Since we have figured out the advantage of Transcend SSDs, it is necessary to find an efficient tool to move data from old hard drive to this disk after bought one. But which Transcend SSD clone software is the best for you?
Like Samsung has its own Samsung Data Migration Software for SSD products, Transcend has its SSD Scope Clone Software as well. User who has purchased a Transcend SSD product will get Transcend SSD Scope which is a data migration tool as well as SSD maintain program. This software has features include: View Drive Information, View S.M.A.R.T. Status, Diagnostic Scan, Secure Erase, Firmware Update, TRIM Enable, Health Indicator and System Clone. To maintain a SSD, Transcend SSD Scope really has it merits. Nevertheless, when it comes to data migration, you’d better find another strategy.
According to the feedback, many users evidence that Transcend SSD Scope not working for system clone sometimes. In the worst case, source hard drive may become inaccessible and you cannot find any data on target SSD in the meantime. Surely, this is just a few cases. In addition, what if you want to clone the entire hard drive to Transcend SSD for upgrading? Despite the few, there are still users using Windows XP. Unfortunately, Transcend SSD Scope does not support this operating system.
Well, it is not a bad choice to turn to 3rd party software for Transcend SSD migration. AOMEI Backupper Professional is a reliable cloning tool for Transcend SSD which provides Disk Clone, System Clone and Partition Clone in both Intelligent Clone and Sector by Sector Clone modes. The first clone mode makes cloning larger hard drive to smaller drive possible. Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP and Vista supported.
Transcend SSD Data Migration via AOMEI Backupper
1. Connect the Transcend SSD to your PC via extra disk bay or USB-to-SATA cable. Install AOMEI Backupper and start it.
2. Go Clone > Disk Clone. If you want to move OS drive to smaller SSD only, select System Clone.
3. Select current hard drive as the source disk.
4. Select Transcend SSD as the destination disk.
5. By default, this software clones hard drive in Intelligent Clone mode which clones only used part to target disk. You can change this setting by ticking Sector-by-sector clone. Check the Align partitions to optimize for SSD box and click Start Clone.
*Edit partitions on the destination disk: it allows you to resize partitions before cloning.
*Sector-by-sector clone requires the destination disk is equal to or larger than the source disk.
*Target SSD will be overwritten. Please backup files you care most if any to safe place.
*To replace hard drive in laptop, it is suggested to try Backup & Restore method to ensure succeed boot. Learn more with screenshots, please see Sony laptop hard drive upgrade.
This Transcend SSD clone tool also supports clone hard drive with bad sectors. For advanced users, AOMEI Backupper offers command line clone feature. That is to say, you can clone hard drive to Transcend SSD in Command Prompt.
Clone Hard Drive to Transcend SSD via CMD
Following are detailed steps to clone disk 0 to disk 1 and using partition alignment to optimize for Intenso SSD.
1. Press WIN+R to open “Run” window and type “cmd” to open Command Prompt.
2. To run AMBackup.exe, you need to type “cd” plus the installation path of AOMEI Backupper. For example, type: “cd C:\Program Files\AOMEI Backupper”.
Tips: Please note that the path must be fully matched to the installation directory of the software.
3. Type following command to start a clone task: “AMBackup /c /t Disk /s 0 /d 1 /a”
*[/c]: means clone;
*[/t]: means clone type, including disk clone, system clone and partition clone;
*[/s]: means source disk;
*[/d]: means destination disk;
*[/a]: means partition alignment;
For more command line operations, please refer to AOMEI Backupper Command Help.
There are many programs that can be used as Transcend SSD migration tool on the market. It is important that you know what you really need. Apart from being data migration tool, the “Create Bootable Media” in AOMEI Backupper allows users to backup hard drive without booting Windows. Yes, it is data protector as well.