Update Firmware for Your OCZ SSD First
OCZ is a brand of solid state drive (SSD) of Toshiba, OCZ SSD need to be upgraded its firmware to enhance performance and stability. Therefore, if you are planning to clone HDD to OCZ SSD without reinstalling everything, you have to update firmware for you OCZ first.
OCZ SSD Utility will help you to update firmware. Before updating, please backup your data on OCZ SSD. Here is how to upgrade firmware for Toshiba OCZ SSD:
1. Download SSD Utility, then execute the program.
2. Open to the main window, your OCZ SSD will detected by the program if you connect to your computer.
3. Click Overview and Dashboard, you will see the Updates column, behind the Firmware *.** available (*.** means the version number), press update button to start updating.
The updating may cause the data loss of your critical data, please backup OCZ SSD first.
If you do not connect OCZ SSD drive with your computer, the SSD Utility will show no drive available state in Select Drive option, and get No supported drives found. Now just connect OCZ SSD to your computer.
4. Then restart your computer, then open SSD Utility to check if your firmware is up to date.
Now, you could clone the entire hard drive to OCZ SSD with the best free SSD cloning software.
How to Clone HDD to OCZ SSD without Reinstalling Windows?
The best free OCZ data migration software - AOMEI Backupper Standard, will help you out. AOMEI Backupper Standard is available for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP to clone your data, including operating system, entire hard drive, partitions, even backup, sync data. And it’s capable of cloning data for any brands of SSD/HDD, like Samsung, Toshiba, OCZ, Intel, HP, etc.
Before cloning, please download AOMEI Backupper Standard first:
Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Select Disk Clone under Clone tab.
Step 2. Select your original HDD as source disk( here is disk 0), then click Next.
Step 3. Select OCZ SSD as destination disk (here is disk 1), then click Next to continue.
Step 4. Ensure check the SSD Alignment to optimize performance for SSD and Click Start Clone to clone HDD to OCZ SSD.
If you need to adjust your OCZ SSD’s partition size and location, please tick Edit Partitions. You have three options: Copy without resizing partitions, Add unused space to all partitions (paid feature), Manually adjust partition size (paid feature).
You could tick Sector by sector clone to copy all sectors of the source disk whether in use or not, and be sure the OCZ SSD must be equal to or larger than the source disk if the option checked.
Wait for the process to complete. A disk clone can take several hours depending on the size of the source disk. After completed, take out the original HDD and put the OCZ SSD into the slot, then boot computer from the OCZ SSD if the HDD is a system hard drive. The original could be a second storage device.
Cloning HDD to OCZ SSD is quite easy for AOMEI Backupper. Besides, it allows you to clone Windows 10 to another computer without reinstalling, backup your system files, partition, and other personal files, then restore data, or even restore to dissimilar hardware computer, etc. For server users, you could try AOMEI Backupper Server.