By Lily / Last Updated October 22, 2019

What is SSD migration tool for?

Nowadays, SSDs earn a great popularity among computer users for its less power usage, faster data access and higher reliability compared with HDDs. Besides, SSDs become cheaper than before, so more and more people would like to choose them. If you own an SSD, you will need an SSD migration tool in following situations:

Migrate operating system to SSD instead of reinstallation.
◎ Upgrade HDD to SSD without data loss or application reinstallation.
◎ Copy all the data on SSD to another place as a backup.

There are various SSD migration tools available in the market. Some SSD manufacturers even provide their own SSD migration tools, like VisionTek USB 3.0 Universal SSD Installation Kit, Samsung Data Migration, etc. However, the process of data migration on SSDs isn’t as smooth as it seems to be. Users are frustrated with the errors they encounter, such as Samsung Data Migration access violation.

Is there an SSD migration tool which makes the migration process simple and is suitable for SSDs of different brands?

The best free SSD migration software for SSDs of all kinds

AOMEI Backupper Standard, the best free backup software, is such SSD migration software you are looking for. It supports all Windows PC operating systems like Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. It also supports almost all the common SSD brands, including Samsung SSDs, PNY SSDs, Crucial SSDs, WD SSDs and so on.

As free SSD cloning software, it offers the features of Disk Clone and Partition Clone. You can use it to copy either the entire disk or just a particular partition according to your situation. It also enables you to do sector by sector clone to get an identical destination drive as the source.

Apart from the clone feature, it owns the function of backup & restore. You are allowed to create image backups for the system, disk, partition or even selective files, and you can restore them whenever it is needed. With AOMEI Backupper, you won’t be worried about data loss any more!

How to use the free SSD migration tool effortlessly?

Since many users plan to replace HDD with SSD, I’m going to show you how to clone HDD to SSD in Windows 10 with the free SSD migration tool—AOMEI Backupper Standard. Bear in mind that the destination SSD will be overwritten in the cloning process, so do disk backup for your SSD before clone if there are important data on it. Now follow the instructions below:

Step 1. Connect the target SSD to your computer and make sure it is detected. Download, install and run AOMEI Backupper.

Download

Step 2. Click “Clone” on the left pane and select “Disk Clone”.

Disk Clone

Note: This version only supports cloning disk with the same partition tyle, such as, cloning GPT disk to GPT disk. If you want to clone GPT disk to MBR or migrate MBR disk to GPT, you could consider upgrading to AOMEI Backupper Professional.

Step 3. Select the current hard drive as the source disk and click “Next”.

Select Source Disk

Step 4. Select the destination SSD you have connected to your computer and click “Next”.

Select Destination Disk

Step 5. Tick “SSD Alignment” to improve the performance of the destination SSD. Confirm the operation and click “Start Clone”.

Clone to SSD

Step 6. Wait for the cloning process to be done. Shut down your computer and replace the current hard drive with the cloned SSD.

Tips:

  • If the destination SSD is larger than the old HDD, you can click “Edit Partitions” in Step 5 and then choose “Add unused space to all partitions” option to make full use of the free space.

  • If you want to just migrate OS to SSD in Windows 10 instead of getting an identical duplicate, you may upgrade to higher editions of AOMEI Backupper and use the System Clone feature.

Conclusion

AOMEI Backupper Standard is the best free SSD migration tool you should pick. No matter you plan to migrate operating system to SSD, upgrade HDD to SSD or just backup SSD, AOMEI Backupper will help you achieve your goals easily. If you want to clone to an SSD and use it on different PCs, you can perform dissimilar hardware restore. Give AOMEI Backupper a try and you will be surprised by its multiple functions!