How to Move SSD From One Laptop to Another - Easiest Way

This article shows you the easiest and safest way to move SSD from one laptop to another - using professional cloning software.


By Miya Updated on November 24, 2023

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User Case: Can You Move An SSD from One Laptop to Another?

“Hey folks, quick question for you all! So, I've got this SSD in my old laptop, and I wanna move it to a new one. Both laptops are Windows 10, but different models. Any idea if I can simply swap the SSD from one to the other and have it work smoothly? Or do I need to do any special steps like reinstalling drivers or adjusting settings? Appreciate any advice or tips from your experiences! Thanks in advance!”

Many peeps out there are looking to move SSD from one laptop to another for a sweet performance boost. Ya know, transferring the OS to a shiny new SSD can really crank up the read-write speed and give ya more storage space to play with. Next, I will introduce you to the fastest way to accomplish this purpose - using a professional data migration software.

Best Way to Move SSD From One Laptop to Another

In this part, I will show you the best way to move SSD from one computer to another. Take a look now! Cloning provides a convenient method for transferring Windows 10/11 to a new SSD, streamlining the process and necessitating reliable cloning software such as AOMEI Backupper Professional. This software is compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, and Vista.

▶By utilizing the System Clone feature, AOMEI Backupper Professional enables a simple and swift migration of Windows 10 to an SSD. Consequently, the computer can successfully boot from the new SSD without the need for reinstallation.
▶If your intention is to preserve not only the operating system but also all the data on the hard drive, you can opt for Disk Clone to migrate the entire SSD to another.
▶With intelligent cloning, this software even facilitates the cloning of a larger hard drive onto a smaller one. Additionally, it includes a feature called SSD Alignment, which enhances the speed of SSDs.

To prepare for the process of moving Windows to a new SSD through cloning, follow these steps:

  • If your computer has multiple slots, install the new SSD alongside the old drive. Otherwise, you will require a SATA-to-USB adapter or enclosure to connect the second SSD as an external drive.
  • Uninstall any unused applications, delete unnecessary files, and transfer data that you don't wish to store on the new SSD.
  • Download and install AOMEI Backupper Professional.
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Now, I will guide you through the step-by-step process of moving SSD from one laptop to another.

Step 1. Click on Clone located on the left side of the interface. On the right side, select System Clone if you only wish to migrate the OS. Alternatively, you can choose Disk Clone if you want to transfer everything on the disk, including both the OS and data.

Choose System Clone

Step 2. Identify the source disk containing Windows and the target SSD for OS migration. If you're utilizing the System Clone feature, the software will automatically select the necessary system partitions. In this case, you simply need to designate your new SSD as the destination and click Next.

Choose Destination Partition

Step 3. Verify the operation details and click on Start Clone to begin the migration process.

●By default, the cloning process operates in intelligent mode. If your destination SSD has sufficient space and you wish to clone all sectors, regardless of whether they are used or not, you can check the "Sector By Sector Clone" option. Otherwise, you can leave it unchecked.
●During the cloning process to an SSD, the SSD Alignment feature will enhance the read and write speeds of the SSD, as well as prolong its overall lifespan.

Start Clone

Step 4. Shut down your computer and replace the old SSD with the new one. Upon restarting, Windows 10 should boot normally from the cloned drive.

Attention: If this isn't the case, consult your user manual to determine the specified key for accessing the BIOS. Once in the BIOS, navigate to the Boot tab and set the cloned SSD as the primary boot option. Save the changes and exit the BIOS to ensure successful booting from the cloned SSD.

Set Boot Drive

Press the F10 key to save the modifications and exit the BIOS screen. As a result, your computer will now be able to boot successfully from the cloned SSD drive. That's all there is to moving SSD to new PC.

✍Tips: Once you have designated the cloned SSD as the primary boot drive, you can also retain the old SSD (or HDD) as a secondary storage device.


When it comes to move SSD from one laptop to another, there is the best approach available.AOMEI Backupper offers a simple and dependable solution for system migration. With its robust cloning feature, you can effortlessly transfer the OS or even the entire disk to a new SSD, including the option to clone an SSD to a larger one.

Furthermore, if you are a Windows Server user seeking to clone your system, AOMEI Backupper provides a specially designed Server edition for this purpose.

Miya · Editor
Miya has an excellent insight and receives professional and systematic technical training since joining AOMEI. She has a comprehensive understanding of computer issues, aiming at helping users troubleshoot all kinds of problems. A lot of computer users around the world have found her articles very helpful!