By Ailsa / Last Updated October 19, 2020

Why migrate OS to Kingston SSD?

Speaking of Kingston SSD, it’s one of the most famous SSD in the world, which offer different SSDs for different users, including Consumer, Business, Enterprise, and System Builders. As we all known, SSD is more durable, faster, cooler, lighter that the traditional hard drive (HDD). Therefore, you might want to migrate OS to Kingston SSD with the following reasons:

  • No any re-installation required. Kingston migrate OS to SSD could save your time, because the OS reinstallation is quite cumbersome and cost much more time to reinstall applications.

  • Get better performance. Migrating OS to Kingston SSD will short the boot time and get faster respond.

  • Assembling computer by yourself. Or got a new computer and a Kingston SSD recently, and you don’t like the pre-installed Operating System.

There are multiple series of Kingston SSD you could choose: KC2500, DC1000M, DC 1000B, DC500, KC600, A2000, A400, etc.

In a word, Kingston SSD can be a great choice for you to perform Kingston OS migration.

Does Kingston SSD have OS Migration Software?

As a matter of fact, some of the Kingston SSDs provide the Kingston SSD migration software - Acronis True Image OEM software, which allows you to clone operating system to Kingston SSD. And you have to activate the software with the activation key and the key included with the Kingston SSD products. To clone OS to Samsung SSD you could follow the instructions to migrate OS to Kingston SSD. And you should know that Acronis clone disk operation failed sometimes.

However, for some Kingston SSD do not have any SSD cloning software, what should you do?

Best Kingston SSD Migration Software - AOMEI Backupper

It’s highly recommended to use the Kingston SSD cloning software for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista - AOMEI Backupper Professional, which has the easy-to-use interface that makes you handle it easily even for a novice. It’s designed for any brands’ HDD and SSD.

With the best Kingston SSD cloning software, you could do the following:

  • Migrate OS to Kingston SSD without reinstalling, and ensure it’s bootable.

  • Help you to perform Kingston migrate HDD to SSD without losing data.

  • Optimize the SSD performance with the SSD Alignment option, and prolong the lifespan.

Please download the comprehensive Kingston data migration software - AOMEI Backupper Professional to have a try.

How to Migrate OS to Kingston SSD in Windows 10/8/7?

Preparations:

  • Slim down your OS: remove Internet history info, cookies, temp files, other junk ,etc.

  • Defrag disk: it is a good habit to defrag the file system before migration. Click on the Start menu and type in defrag, when you see the option for Disk Defragment, click on it and run the tool to tidy up the disk.

  • The Kingston SSD will be rewritten during the cloning operation, please backup important files on the Kingston SSD disk before migrating OS to SSD Kingston.

  • Connect your Kingston SSD to computer and make sure it can be detected, and ensure the size of the Kingston SSD can hold all the data from the HDD if you are cloning larger disk to smaller one.

Detailed steps to migrate OS to Kingston SSD:

Step 1. Perform the Kingston SSD migration software - AOMEI Backupper, select “Clone” -> “System Clone”.

Choose System Clone

Step 2. Choose the Kingston SSD as destination disk, then press the “Next” button to continue.

Choose Destination Disk

★Tip: The AOMEI Backupper will select all the partitions associated with system files, boot files by default, including system C partition, system reserved partition, Recovery partition, EFI system partition (if exist), etc. So don’t worry which partition you should choose from.

Step 3. Tick “SSD Alignment” to optimize the reading and writing speed. And then click “Start Clone” to migrate OS to Kingston SSD safely.

System Clone SSD Alignment Checked

Tips:
Sector by sector clone: To use this feature, you need to ensure the capacity of Kingston SSD is larger than or equal to the size of your system partition. And this operation will take more time, because it will clone all the sectors on the system partition whether used or not.
If you want to clone MBR disk to GPT disk or vice versa, please refer to the link to clone easily.

Step 4. Wait about 30 minutes or so, click “Finish” when the migration process is completed.

How to Boot from Kingston SSD in Windows 10/8/7?

When the Kingston OS migration is done:

  • Shut down your computer;

  • Replace the original hard drive with the Kingston SSD;

  • Reboot the computer from the cloned Kingston SSD.

OR

  • Restart the computer to enter the BIOS to set the Kingston SSD disk as first boot device, press F10 save the changes;

  • Reboot your computer to boot from the Kingston SSD.

The Epilogue

Migrating OS to Kingston SSD is the best way to get better performance. To transfer safely, It’s highly recommended to use the professional Kingston SSD cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional. It will help you clone safely and easily, just refer to the instructions.

Some users report that the cloned SSD won’t boot after migration and they don’t know why. The most important thing is to use a professional OS migration software. It can avoid the boot issue caused by system reserved partition missing, boot files missing, etc.

If you would like to deploy system image to multiple computer within LAN, please try AOMEI Image Deploy.