Transfer OS to Samsung SSD without Reinstalling System and Applications

Posted by @Ailsa

February 27, 2017

Learn how to transfer OS to Samsung SSD drive without losing data on HDD and reinstalling operating system while Samsung Data Migration software cloning failed in Windows 10/8/7?

The Question

I want to install OS onto my new Samsung SSD drive. But when trying to clone my HDD (Seagate 2TB) to my new Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD, it tells me that there is no enough space, Can I just clone OS to Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive?

Why Transfer OS to Samsung SSD?

As everyone knows, solid state drive (SSD) drive becomes more reliable than traditional hard drive (known as HDD) in the past few years, its convenience, rapid processing capacity, and easy to carry features, makes it more and more popular in computer hardware.

Thus, if your computer has a long time to boot, or low response in your daily use, SSD drive will be your best choice. The famous SSDs include Toshiba OCZ SSD, Samsung 850 EVO SSD, SanDisk SSD, Seagate SSD, etc. Samsung SSD drives own a large number of users due to its excellent performance and good reputation. As a result, you can transfer your Windows operating system to Samsung SSD drive to get a better performance.

Samsung Data Migration Software Cloning Failed

If you want to transfer OS to Samsung SSD drive, you must have the aid of the cloning software. Samsung provides a cloning software named Samsung Data Migration, which is specially designed for Samsung SSD products, including Samsung SSD 470 Series, 750 Series, 830 Series, 840 Series, 850 Series, and 950 Series. This software is not compatible with other manufacturers’ SSDs.

So, many users would clone OS to Samsung SSD with Samsung Data Migration Software. Nevertheless, you may get stuck in Samsung Data Migration Software cloning failed situation, like "Target Disk has been disconnected" or other error codes. Why this happened? The probably reason may be the boot information or boot files are damaged. Then, what should you do?

How to Transfer OS to Samsung SSD without Reinstalling System and Applications?

In fact, you will move OS to Samsung SSD successfully with the professional OS migration software, like AOMEI Backupper Professional, which is widely used in computer data transferring and backup, which is highly recommended by users due to its comprehensive functions. The software is available for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 users and applies to any manufacturer’s SSDs.

In the interest of migrating OS to Samsung SSD successfully, we will describe you how to transfer operating system to Samsung SSD drive in details:

Before you cloning, connect your Samsung SSD drive with your computer, and Download AOMEI Backupper Professional.

Step 1, Install and run AOMEI Backupper Professional, on the main window, choose "Clone" > "System Clone" in turn.

System Clone

Step 2, Select the new Samsung SSD as the destination disk to save the OS from your hard drive. Then press “Next”.

Destination Disk

Step 3, Preview the cloning operation, make sure you have checked the “Align partition to optimize for SSD” option, then click “Start Clone” to clone OS to Samsung SSD drive.

Start Clone

If you have a laptop with one card slot, you’d better to backup your operating system to external hard drive, and create a bootable media, then swap out for the new Samsung SSD; boot your computer with your bootable media; run AOMEI Backupper Professional, then restore your system to Samsung SSD drive.

Until now, the operation of OS migration to Samsung SSD drive has been successfully finished. In addition, AOMEI Backupper Professional also provides universal restore, command line utility, merge backup images, and so on.