Migrate OS to Western Digital (WD) SSD without Reinstalling Windows

Posted by @Ailsa

March 9, 2017

Plan to replace your current HDD with a Western Digital SSD drive and want to clone OS, entire hard drive, or individual partition to WD SSD? How to do it safely? In this article you will find the best Western Digital (WD) SSD Migration tool to do without reinstalling Windows.

The Case

I bought a Western Digital Black 1TB SSD drive for my computer’s hard drive replacement. My current hard drive is too small (500GB) and I want to transfer all my data to WD black SSD, so my current hard drive can be the second storage device in my computer. I understand I have to take advantage of Western Digital SSD migration software to achieve this goal. In fact, I tried one and it seems to be giving me some issues when I was trying to migrate data from HDD to my WD Black SSD drive. So I need your some advices and help, thanks a lot.

Western Digital SSD

Western Digital, also abbreviated as WD, is an America computer data storage company and one of the largest famous computer hard disk drive manufacturers in the world, founded on April 23, 1970. Its hard drives, like HDD, SSDs, are also popular all over the world. The representative products of Western Digital SSD include WD Black2 Dual Drive, WD Blue 1TB internal SSD solid state drive, WD green SSD, and so on.

SSD drives are more reliable than traditional hard drives (HDDs) due to its special properties, like faster speed on reading and writing, lower consumption, etc. In general, you can use it to migrate OS to get more free space in C drive, or transfer all the data to Western Digital SSD drive to get an excellent performance. How to do Western Digital SSD migration in Windows 7/8/10?

Best Western Digital (WD) SSD Migration Tool

Before you migrating, you may need the best WD SSD migration software to help you. How to find the powerful data migration software for you to do so? As a matter of fact, AOMEI Backupper Professional will do you a big favor.

As Western Digital (WD) SSD data migration software, AOMEI Backupper Professional owns comprehensive functions, powerful execution and excellent performance. Compared with other such data migration tools, it’s more reliable and worthwhile. With these properties, it’s highly recommended by advanced users. AOMEI Backupper is compatible with Windows XP, Vista,7, 8, 8.1, 10; as well as provides multilingual editions, including English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. It allows you to migrate operating system, hard drive, or partition to specified destination easily and safely.

How to Migrate Data to Western Digital (WD) Solid State Drive (SSD) Safely?

To describe you the details about how to do Western Digital (WD) SSD clone, we will give you several detailed steps to clone or migrate your data within mouse clicks. For example, migrate OS to 500GB Western Digital SSD drive without reinstalling Windows:

First of all, download AOMEI Backupper Professional to have a try.

1. Install Western Digital SSD migration tool - AOMEI Backupper Professional, and perform the program. Select Clone at the left interface on the main windows, then click System Clone.

System Clone

2. Choose the Western Digital solid state drive (SSD) as the target location to save the operating system.

Destination Disk

Tips:

  • Please backup your essential data on WD SSD in advance, because Western Digital SSD will be overwritten after the cloning.
  • If your WD SSD drive has more than one partition on it, please choose the first partition on WD SSD as the destination. Otherwise, the system would not boot from the Western Digital SSD.

3. Tick the Align partition to optimize for SSD option, click Start Clone afterwards.

Start Clone

After a few minutes, you will migrate OS to Western Digital SSD drive safely. Obviously, the time depends on the data size on your hard drive. Besides, you can clone entire hard drive, or clone individual partition to your location. AOMEI Backupper Professional has the ability to restore to dissimilar hardware, merge backup images, real-time file sync, PXE boot tool, etc.