Best Way to Move Windows to Samsung SSD | Step-by-step Guide

You will find the best way to move Windows to Samsung SSD without reinstalling, just find the step by step guide to move OS to Samsung SSD safely.


by Delia Updated on October 19, 2022

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About Samsung SSD

Most SSDs you can buy these days are great, but some of them are still better than others. Samsung is one of the best manufacturers in the field of SSD because it makes its own SSD controllers, firmware and NAND.

Samsung SSD is divided into several series, such as 980 Pro, 970 Pro, 970 EVO, 970 EVO Plus, 860 Pro, 860 EVO, 840 Pro, 840 EVO, 850 Pro, 850 EVO, etc. Besides, the storage capacity is designed from 128GB to 8TB.

Why move OS to Samsung SSD?

With the rapid development of computer science and technology, hard disks also become more advanced. The Solid State Drive (SSD) has a faster speed and better performance than traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD). There’s no doubt that Samsung SSD has already been one of good choices when installing a computer.

However, there are some situations you may want to move OS to Samsung SSD:

  • You may have the HDD that installed the Windows OS on an old computer, if you want to install Windows to Samsung SSD, you have to move Windows to Samsung SSD first.

  • Although installed OS to an SSD but the SSD is smaller, and you prefer to move Windows from smaller SSD to larger SSD to get better performance.

But what should you do to migrate OS to Samsung SSD? 

Samsung Data Migration Software Move Everything

As a matter of fact, there is a Samsung Data Migration Software for you to migrate Windows operating system, applications, and personal files to Samsung SSD safely. Here is the steps:

1. Connect the Samsung SSD make it can be detected, install Samsung Data Migration Software, and then open this software.

2. Select the source disk, if there only one hard disk on your computer, it will be chosen by default.

3. Choose the Samsung SSD as destination.

4. Press Start to transfer OS to Samsung SSD.

Samsung Data Migration Move Data

However, you may find Samsung Data Migration not working or cloning failed error; and it’s only support Samsung SSDs, not other SSDs; if the source disk is a data disk no OS installed, it’s not working too.

Some users ask if Samsung Magician move OS? The answer is no, it’s only monitor the hard drive health, get firmware update and optimize the performance for Samsung SSD, but you can’t using Samsung Magician to move OS to Samsung SSD.

What should you do if Samsung Data Migration cloning failed?

Best Samsung Data Migration Tool in Windows 10/8/7

The best Samsung Data Migration Software - AOMEI Backupper Professional could help you a lot to move Windows to Samsung SSD. With the help of AOMEI Backupper, you could:

  • Multiple Ways to migrate OS to Samsung SSD: Disk Clone to move everything, System Clone to transfer OS only (including applications, settings, personal files in system partition), Partition Clone to move personal data.

  • Support all SSDs of all kinds. Except for Samsung SSDs, you could use it to move from/to ADATA SSDs, Intel SSDs, Sabrent SSDs, Silicon Power, WD SSDs, etc.

  • All Windows PCs supported: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP, including all 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Please download the AOMEI Backupper Professional 30-day free trial to have a try (Clone features in free trial can only be demonstrated, upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional to use if you prefer):

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How to move installation to Samsung SSD with AOMEI Backupper?

Here, we will walk you through the detailed steps to move Windows to Samsung SSD in Windows 10:

Note: If the Samsung SSD stored important files, please backup files first to keep it safe. Because the cloning process will overwrite the Samsung SSD.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Connect Samsung SSD and make it can be detected.

Step 2. Choose System Clone under Clone tab to migrate all Windows system files. If you prefer to clone everything, please try disk clone.

Choose System Clone

Step 3Select a destination for Windows 10 operating system.

Choose Destination Partition

Step 4. Read the pop up window and click OK to confirm.

Partitioned SSD Warning

Step 5. Tick SSD Alignment and press Start Clone to move Windows to Samsung SSD safely. 

System Clone SSD Alignment Checked

Before clicking Start Clone, there are some options could help(Optional).

Sector By Sector Clone” is to copy all sectors no matter they are used or not. So it costs much more time.

Ticking “SSD Alignment” improves its reading and writing speed of the Samsung SSD and its lifespan.

The cost time depends on the data capacity of the source disk. After the system clone operation finished, the cloned Samsung SSD is bootable. Now, shut down your Windows 10 computer and replace the old HDD with the cloned Samsung SSD, restart your computer to boot from the cloned Samsung SSD. Everything is done.

The Epilogue

Moving Windows to Samsung SSD is just a piece of cake with the help of Samsung Data Migration Software or AOMEI Backupper. Choose the right data migration software to move OS to Samsung SSD easily and safely.

Furthermore, If you would like to move Windows Server operating system to other location, please try AOMEI Backupper Server; If you would like to deploy system image to multiple computers within LAN, please try AOMEI Image Deploy.

Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.