By Ivy / Last update October 17, 2022

The Case

How to migrate OS to SanDisk SSD?

Hi all, I have a new SSD SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB, and I want to migrate Windows 10 operating system to SanDisk SSD, what should I do and which program can I use? Please help, Thanks in advance.

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Any SanDisk SSD Clone Software?

To migrate OS to SanDisk SSD, SanDisk claimed that you could use the Acronis True Image WD Edition software to clone OS to SanDisk SSD. It’s designed to clone drives, backup Windows operating system, applications, settings, personal files, restore the system and data if required in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 SP1, and Windows Home Server 2011.

Besides, you should be aware of the Acronis installation restrictions: at least one WD branded or SanDisk branded HDD or SSD is needed as source or destination drive to perform SanDisk SSD migration.

However, you might encounter the following errors while using Acronis True Image WD Edition to clone, and try the below solutions to fix:

  • Acronis True Image WD will not clone after restart. Disable secure boot before using Acronis to clone.

  • Acronis not detecting SanDisk SSD. Please use the internal hard drive slot to install the SanDisk SSD to your computer instead of using SATA to USB cable to connect. But sometimes, the Acronis just can’t recognize the SanDisk SSD even installed in the internal hard drive bay.

  • Acronis clone disk operation failed. You should upgrade to the latest build to see if it’s solved or not.

Best SanDisk Cloning Software - AOMEI Backupper

If you still have problems to migrate OS to SanDisk SSD, it’s highly recommended to try the best SanDisk data migration software - AOMEI Backupper Professional, because the outstanding performance and comprehensive features. It’s just a piece of cake to migrate OS to SanDisk SSD without reinstalling in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP, including 32-bit and 64-bit.

You could get the following benefits using the SanDisk SSD clone software - AOMEI Backupper:

  • Support all brands of HDDs and SSDs, including Toshiha, Samsung, WD, SanDisk, Hitachi, Intel, ADATA, HP, etc.

  • Accelerate the SanDisk SSD overall performance and its lifespan with SSD Alignment.

  • Migrate OS to SanDisk SSD without reinstalling Windows OS.

  • Clone hard drive to SanDisk SSD with everything transferred, including Windows operating system, installed programs, settings, personal files, etc.

Please install the SanDisk data migration tool 30-day free trial to have a try: (The clone features in free trial can only be demonstrated, please upgrade to enjoy)

Download Free Trial Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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How to Migrate OS to SanDisk SSD without reinstalling

If you just want to clone Windows installation to SanDisk SSD, please follow the detailed steps below to clone OS to SanDisk SSD easily.

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper Professional after installing, connect the SanDisk SSD with your computer. Select Clone > System Clone subsequently.

System Clone

Step 2. Select the SanDisk SSD as the destination, and press Next.

Choose SanDisk SSD as Destination

Please backup files first if there are some important files on the SanDisk SSD, because the cloning process will overwrite the SanDisk SSD.
This SanDisk cloning software will automatically select the partitions associated with the system files and boot files, no manually selected.

Step 3. Tick SSD Alignment, and press Start Clone button to migrate OS to SanDisk SSD easily and safely in Windows 10/8/7.

Migrate OS to SanDisk SSD with SSD Alignment Checked

Step 4. When the SanDisk OS migration process reaches 100%, please click Finish.

There are two options you could customize before pressing Start Clone >>:
SSD Alignment option will help you optimize and speed up your SanDisk SSD, and prolong the lifespan. If your destination is an SSD, it’s strongly recommended checking this option.
Sector By Sector Clone is capable of cloning all sectors on the system partitions, including the used sectors, blank sectors and bad sectors if you have, and the time will be much longer. Uncheck this option will help you skip the bad sectors without any issues while cloning.

Clone Hard Drive to SanDisk SSD with Data Intact

If you want to clone everything from HDD to SanDisk SSD, Disk Clone feature would help you a lot, here is the destailed steps to clone HDD to SanDisk SSD without losing data in Windows 10/8/7:

Step 1. Choose Disk Clone under Clone tab.

Choose Disk Clone

Step 2. Select the Windows system disk (HDD) as the source disk, and hit Next.

Choose Source Disk

Step 3. Tap to select the SanDisk SSD as the destination disk, press Next.

Choose SanDisk SSD

★ Tip: Please backup important files on the SanDisk SSD in advance, because the cloning process will delete everything on the destination disk.

Step 4. Check SSD Alignment and press Start Clone >> button to clone HDD to SanDisk SSD safely.

Clone HDD to SanDisk SSD with SSD Alignment Checked

★ Tips:
✿ Edit Partitions allows you to adjust the partitions on destination SanDisk SSD to fully use the storage space if you are cloning SSD to larger SSD.
✿ The other two options is same as the options in System Clone.

Wait for a moment and the disk cloning process will be finished quickly. Now, shut down your computer, replace the HDD with the SanDisk SSD, and boot from the cloned SanDisk SSD; Or restart your computer, and boot the computer into BIOS, change boot order to boot from the SanDisk SSD, that’s all.

Of course, you could clone disk to smaller disk as long as the destination disk can hold all the data from the source disk.

The Epilogue

Migrating OS to SanDisk SSD is the best way to speed up your computer, and it’s time saving. The best SanDisk SSD clone software - AOMEI Backupper Professional will do you a big favor to migrate OS to SSD without losing data.

For Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019(including R2),SBS 2003, 2008, 2011, please try AOMEI Backupper Server to perform OS migration.