Migrate Windows Server 2016 OS to SSD without Reinstalling

Posted by @Cody

January 20, 2016

The easiest way to migrate Windows Server 2016 OS from HDD to SSD without reinstalling operating system, programs and settings.

Why migrate Windows Server 2016 to SSD?

Most people probably have heard that solid state drives (SSD) do a better job than hard disk drives (HDD) do in many ways, so lots of users like using an SSD as their system drive. Since SSDs have been around for years, undoubtedly, Microsoft has made a lot of efforts to ensure the new Windows Server 2016 perfectly fit for SSDs. Therefore, it is highly recommended to migrate Windows Server 2016 to SSD to get a better performance. The general way to get Windows on an SSD is to do a fresh installation including the operating system (OS), programs, and settings, which clearly is cumbersome and slow. If you want to save time and make things easy, you can try an AOMEI Backupper Server to migrate OS to SSD without reinstalling the system.

Best OS migration software

AOMEI Backupper Server is a powerful SSD migration software designed for Windows Server 2016/2012/2008 and the corresponding versions of Windows. With AOMEI Backupper, you only need some mouse clicking to transfer windows server 2016 from HDD to SSD along with programs and everything to an SSD. No matter what system you are running, the program will find the system partition and related files to create a complete OS copy for you. With the ability to automatically adjust partition size, it works flawlessly when migrating system from a large HDD to a smaller SSD. With partition alignment, it will give you a better performance on the destinations disk during the migration process. With hot copy technology, it allows you to use the computer without interruption during the operation. With the intuitive user-friendly interface, the migration process has been made very simple. What’s more, it supports transferring data or system from MBR to GPT disk and vice versa, while keeping the destination disk bootable.

Migrate OS from HDD to SSD with AOMEI Backupper

To move Windows Server 2016 to SSD, you only need a copy of AOMEI Backupper and an SSD large enough to hold the data to be transferred. AOMEI Backupper Server provides a third-day free trial with unlimited features. You can start the trial by free download. Let’s see how it works:

1. Open AOMEI Backupper to see its main interface.

2. Click “System Clone” under Clone tab for an OS migration. If you want to clone an entire hard drive to SSD, choose “Disk Clone” instead.

System Clone

3. Since the program will automatically select the source data to make a full system migration, just click on the SSD to select destination disk. You can select unallocated space or a partition as the destination location. Just know that all the data on the selected location will be removed when the cloning starts.

Select Destination

4. After clicking Next, it will lead you to the Operation Summary screen. Check the option “Align partition to optimize for SSD”, and then click “Start Clone” to make the operation in process.

Start Clone

Besides the ability to migrate Windows Server 2016 to SSD, AOMEI Backupper is also an outstanding backup and restore software. You can use it to create system backup, make bootable rescue media, restore system to dissimilar hardware, and many more.