Why need to clone HDD to SSD including recovery partition?

You may have a laptop coming with a recovery partition, or you just make a recovery partition on it. And now, you want to clone your old hard drive to a new SSD which is of better performance for upgrading. How about the recovery partition? It’s wise for you to put it on the SSD, because it used to store a copy of your computer’s important data which helps you restore your computer in an easy way without re-installing operating system, programs and settings after your computer break down, and now it will do so, too. And you will find it not so difficult as you have expected to clone HDD to SSD including recovery partition if you find an easy solution. So what is the easy way? Here you might need AOMEI Backupper to help you clone disk.

How to clone HDD to SSD including recovery partition?

AOMEI Backupper is a professional clone software, which supports all Windows editions including Windows 7, Windows8/8.1, Windows10, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 (R2). If your operating system is PC, you can download AOMEI Backupper Professional; If server, AOMEI Backupper Server will help you to protect them. Next, we’ll show you details about how to use it to clone hard drive including recovery partition. To follow the steps, you can download 30-day free trial.

Step1: Select “Disk Clone” under “Clone” tab.

Clone Disk

Step 2: Select your HDD (here is disk 0) as the source disk, and the recovery partition is included in your HDD. Then, click “Next”.

Source Disk

Step 3: Choose your new SSD (here is disk1) as the destination disk, then click “Next”.

Destination Disk

Step 4: In this window, you can preview the operation that clone HDD to SSD including recovery partition.

Operation Summary

Click“Edit partition on the destination disk” to choose “ Copy without resizing partitions”, “Fit all partition to entire disk”, or “Edit the partition on this disk”. If you choose the last option, you can edit the size of every partition on this disk separately. Then click “OK “ to continue.

Edit Partition Size


1. “Sector by sector clone” will clone all sector on this disk no matter they are used or not, and it will cost more time accordingly.

2. “Align partition to optimize for SSD” is highly recommended here, which promises you better performance of SSD.

Step 5: Click “Start Clone”. When the progress executed, click Finish to exit.

As you see, you can easily finish to clone HDD to SSD including recovery partition with AOMEI Backupper. In addition, considering that a SSD is usually smaller than a HDD, AOMEI Backupper also supports to clone larger drive to smaller drive, or you can use it to clone only recovery partition to SSD with its partition clone feature.