About recovery partition
A recovery partition is a portion of your disk drive that is set aside by the manufacturer to hold an image of your system as it was shipped from the factory. It enables you to restore computer to the factory default setting by pressing a specific key, for example, on Dell machines pressing Ctrl+F11 at boot time will initiate the recovery procedure and will return your machine to the state it was when you took it out of the box.
In addition, installing Windows 7/8/10 will create a recovery partition, which allows you to use recovery options when your computer has problems.
It’s a good choice to keep the recovery partition, since it takes a few disk space and helps you restore system when there is a need.
A situation to clone recovery partition to SSD
Here is a situation, “I ordered a Crucial M4 128 Solid State Drive, I want to use it in my laptop as a boot disk for my Windows. My old hard drive came with an Acer recovery partition. If you guys have any advice about how to move the recovery partition from my old hard drive to the Solid State Drive?”
Of course, there are ways to move the recovery partition from old hard drive to Solid State Drive. Among all methods, we’d advise you to clone recovery partition to SSD with a third party software, for example, the clone software AOMEI Backupper will help you achieve this job easily and quickly.
Clone recovery partition to SSD via AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper is a profession software to help you clone disk, clone partition and clone system. Also, you can use it to do different levels of backup job, such as, disk backup, system backup, partition backup, and file backup. Next, let’s see the details of how to clone recovery partition to SSD.
Step 1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Select “Partition Clone” under “Clone” tab.
Step 2. Select the recovery partition as the source partition.
Step 3. Select SSD as destination partition to clone recovery partition to SSD.
Step 4. Now you can confirm all the information. Click “Start Clone” to launch the whole process.
Tip: It’s recommended that you should check the box in front of “Align partition to optimize SSD” to optimize the performance of the SSD.
With the help of free AOMEI Backupper Standard edition, you can easily clone recovery partition to SSD. Of course, you can use it to do other job, such as, clone a hard drive with multiple partitions and so on. But if you prefer to work in command line, then you should try the paid AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition.