By Lily / Last update October 15, 2021

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?

Best free SSD migration software for SSDs of all kinds

AOMEI Backupper Standard is such SSD migration software you are looking for. It supports all Windows PC operating systems like Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. It also supports almost all the common SSD brands, including Samsung SSDs, PNY SSDs, Crucial SSDs, WD SSDs and so on. You can benefit a lot from this 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 enables you to do intelligent clone to clone only used space on the source drive or sector by sector clone to get an identical destination drive as the source.
It is embedded with the SSD Alignment feature that can help to increase the read/write speed of an SSD.

Apart from the clone feature, it owns the functions 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 migrate OS and data from HDD to SSD effortlessly

Since many users plan to replace HDD with SSD, I’m going to show you how to clone HDD to SSD in Windows 11/10/8/7 with the free SSD cloning freeware —AOMEI Backupper Standard. Bear in mind that the destination SSD will be overwritten in the cloning process, so backup files on your SSD before clone if they are important for you. 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 Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

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

Disk Clone

Note: This version only supports cloning system disk from MBR to MBR. If you want to clone GPT system disk to MBR, migrate MBR system disk to GPT, or copy GPT system 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 you want to just migrate OS to SSD in Windows 10/8/7 instead of getting an identical duplicate, you may upgrade to higher editions of AOMEI Backupper and use the System Clone feature.


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 hard drive in Windows Server 2019, 2022, 2016, 2012, 2008, etc., AOMEI Backupper Server is at your hand. Give AOMEI Backupper a try and you will be surprised by its multiple functions!