By Cherry / Last Updated May 18, 2016

Why you need to migrate OS from HDD to SSD?

SSD, as the new storage disk, has many intuitive advantages compared with the traditional HDD.

● HDD is made of platter covered metal. When it works, the platter will spinning so that you can read and write data, and because the spinning, it will make noise. While SSD is different from HDD, it stores data with the chips, which will make no noise at all.

● SSD can stand a harder working environment. It can work normal when the temperature between -10 to 70℃, while HDD can only stand between 5 to 50℃.

● SSD was made of solid state electric storage chip. Compared with the traditional storage platter HDD, it can not be broken easily and it can read and write more faster and much safer.

How to migrate OS from HDD to SSD?

Migrate OS from HDD to SSD isn’t an easy thing without any help of other tools. To find a software for migrating to SSD can make it simpler. However, there are too many software for you to move the operating system from HDD to SSD. Comparing many of them, here we highly recommend you the best free HDD to SSD migration software AOMEI Backupper Standard, which can do for you more than migrating Windows OS.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a freeware produced by AOMEI TECH, a company focusing on disk partition and data backup. It supports almost all the Windows PC operating system including Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. Besides HDD to SSD migration, it can do many other things such as backup/restore system, partition, disk, files/folders, clone system, partition, disk, create bootable media, PXE Boot Tool and so on.

Well, how to migrate OS from HDD to SSD with this great powerful software? Before you do, please prepare a solid state drive in advance.

Step1. Download this freeware. Install and launch it. Click System Clone at the Clone tab.


* If you are using it first time, you need to share this software to your social media to unlock the System Clone function.

Step2. System partition and system reserved partition are both selected by default, so here it will move to the window to select the destination space directly. Select the SSD you have prepared before. Click Next.

Destination Partition

Step3. You can confirm the information here. There are two options on the bottom of this page. Sector by sector will clone every byte of system partition no matter it used or not, so it will cost more time and it will occupy more space. Thus, we do not suggest you check it. Align partition to optimize for SSD is highly recommended if you are cloning to SSD, because it will align the partition to optimize for SSD to get a better performance after cloning. Check it and click Start Clone.

Operation Summary

Step4. When the progress reaches 100%, click Finish to end up it.

Migrate OS from HDD to SSD could get a better performance. Why don’t you do it? AOMEI Backupper is a great wonderful free HDD to SSD migration software, besides this method, you can also transfer OS to SSD by restoring system backup image. AOMEI Backupper is a powerful backup software, it can backup system, partition, hard drive, files and folders, and it is the best software for backup external hard drive for keeping data's safety. In a word, AOMEI Backupper is widely used for securing data.