By Delia / Last update April 13, 2017

Why need to transfer OS from HDD to SSD?

SSDs (solid-state-drives) are the next evolution of PC storage, which not only run faster, quieter and cooler than the aging technology inside hard drives, but bring new life into your older system. In addition, SSDs are more durable and more reliable than hard drives with no moving parts. Those are proved, for example, HDD stores data on a rotating platter with R/W head on the mechanical arm moving around to read information, which makes them susceptible to shock and damage and needs longer time to access data, however, SDD uses a non-mechanical design of NAND flash mounted on a circuit board, which makes it shock resistant up to 1550g/0.5ms. You may conclude that an SSD is more durable than an HDD, and so do other advantages of SSD.

When you ready to upgrade disk to SSD, transferring OS from hard drive to SSD will be a good choice. On one hand, you can avoid annoyance of re-installing operating system, on the other hand, if your new SSD is not bigger than old HDD, you can use a powerful software which supports to clone bigger HDD to Smaller SSD or transferring only OS is an easier solution.

How to transfer OS from HDD to SSD via free AOMEI Backupper?

AOMEI Backupper is a powerful software allowing you to clone system, disk and partition, besides it supports to clone bigger disk to smaller disk. You can use it to finish task within all Windows editions including Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 of both 32bit and 64bit. Next, we’ll show you how to transfer OS from HDD to SSD with it.

1. Launch AOMEI Backupper Professional, select “System Clone” under “Clone” tab.

System Clone

2. It will choose the system files automatically, and you just need to select the destination location. Then click “Next”.

Destination Disk

3. Here you can preview the result. “Align partition to optimize for SSD” is recommended to guarantee the best SSD performance and click “Start Clone”.

Operation Summary

Now, you know how to transfer OS from HDD to SSD via AOMEI Backupper, isn’t it so convenient?

Also, you can use it to achieve transfer job between two different file systems, for example, migrate Windows 10 from MBR HDD to GPT SSD.