How to Clone SSD to HDD in Windows 8/8.1?

Posted by @Cherry

February 15, 2017

Guide for how to clone SSD to HDD in Windows 8/8.1 with a cloning software AOMEI Backupper, which you can also use to clone hard drive in Windows 10, Windows 7.

When you need to clone SSD to HDD in Windows 8/8.1?

SSD (solid state drive) is widely used on computer. Although it has better properties than HDD (hard disk drive), you have to backup your SSD to prevent data lose. Thus, clone SSD to HDD should be the best way to duplicate all data on your SSD to the HDD. Besides, once you need to change your SSD with larger HDD, you can clone SSD to HDD, thus, all data on the SSD can be moved to the HDD, and you do not need to re-install OS and applications.

How to clone SSD to HDD in Windows 8?

Clone SSD to HDD in Windows 8 isn’t an easy thing. The simple copy and paste will take a lot of time and occupy a lot of space no the target hard drive. Fortunately, here is a way for you to clone SSD to HDD in Windows 8, Windows 10, or Windows 7. That is taking use of the cloning software AOMEI Backupper Professional.

AOMEI Backupper is a great software that designed for Windows users. For Windows PC users, it provides you AOMEI Backupper Professional, which you can keep the data safe for Windows PC users. For cloning SSD to HDD, it only need four steps.

Step1.Connect your HDD to your computer and make sure it can be detected by your computer. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional (you can also download free edition). When you get into the deep-blue interface, click Clone->Disk Clone.

Clone Disk

Step2. Select the existing SSD as the source party. Click Next.

Source

Step3. Then, you need to select the HDD as the destination disk. Click Next.

Destination

Step4. Finally, when you get into the Operation Summary page, you can see the task in the window. And it provides you many other settings. You can edit partitions on the destination disk; choose to clone SSD to HDD with sector by sector; etc. If there is no more setting, click Start Cloneto submit the whole progress, and it will be executed immediately.

Start Clone

Actually, AOMEI Backupper is not only a cloning software that allows you to clone SSD to HDD Windows 8, but allows you to clone SSD to another SSD, clone HDD to SSD, clone hard drive to another hard drive. Besides, it is a backup and restore software that can keep your computer working in a safe environment. You can use it to create system repair disk, create a bootable media, restore computer to an earlier date, and many more. It also has the edition for Windows Server users. If you are Windows Server users, the AOMEI Backupper Server is suitable for you.