By Delia / Last update March 9, 2020

When do you upgrade Samsung laptop hard drive?

Laptops are equipped with hard disk drive (HDD) mostly in the beginning, so as to Samsung laptops. Samsung is one of the biggest electrics products manufacturers all around the world who covers PC, storage device, smart phone, digital camera etc fields.

Regardless of this, most Samsung laptops like Samsung Series 3 that produced at an early time have only HDDs. Back in a few years ago, SSDs are not as common as nowadays that almost every PC user can afford one. An increasing number of users would like to replace HDD with SSD in desktops and laptops, which just reflects the outstanding properties of SSDs.

Samsung laptop

Well, comparing to HDD, SSD helps PC run fast, reduce running noise, lower operating temperature and better protect data. Another important merit that not everyone realizes is power-saving. An SSD is likely to give you 30 to 50 minutes extra battery life over traditional hard drive.

What’s more, SSDs are created with bigger capacities at reasonable prices presently. If you have Samsung Series 3 laptop perform SSD upgrade, you may enlarge disk space from 500GB to 1TB or 2TB. Therefore, upgrade hard drive is also a way to extend laptop capacity.

Samsung laptop SSD upgrade kit – AOMEI Backupper

No matter to upgrade laptop hard drive to Samsung SSD, 840 EVO or 830 Series SSD for example or to other brands of SSDs say Crucial SSD, you need reliable data migration software. The good news is some Samsung SSDs bring data transfer software called Samsung’s Data Migration (SDM) for their users.

SDM is designed for transferring over all existing files and programs from a current HDD or SSD to a new Samsung drive. Thus, it is not suggested to use SDM when the replacement does not belong to Samsung. Specific steps of using SDM are illustrated in clone HDD to Samsung SSD, please click to check.

Alternatively, you can ask AOMEI Backupper Professional for help when SDM cannot work well. It is a reliable and simple data transfer tool which will assist you complete Samsung laptop upgrade to SSD task. AOMEI Backupper allows you to transfer data from large HDD to small SSD at the same time. Besides, no need to do 4K partition alignment for SSD separately because AOMEI Backupper takes care of that. Now download it freely to have a try.

Samsung laptop SSD upgrade with AOMEI Backupper

Step 1. Create a full backup image of your current laptop hard drive. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista supported). Click Backup and select Disk Backup. Follow the simple wizard to complete backup. It is advised to store the backup image on NAS, network folder, USB flash drive or external drive where you can easily access to later.

Disk Backup

Step 2. Create a bootable media (CD/DVD or USB drive). In this same software, click Tools and then Create Bootable Media. This device is better not the same device you keep backup image on.

Create Bootable Meida

Step 3. Turn off Samsung laptop completely. Remove battery, and replace the laptop hard drive with SSD using #0 or #1 screwdriver with patience and be gentle. Taking a photo for HDD location may help you do reinstalling. Get the laptop back to normal.

Step 4. Insert bootable media and start Samsung laptop. If you backed HDD up to external device before, connect it to computer. You will see AOMEI Backupper on the desktop after booting Windows. Click Restore. In general, AOMEI Backupper will detect backup image automatically. If it does not detects or if you store backup image on Network folder, click Select Image File to manually navigate it.

Select Image File

Step 5. Remove bootable device or change boot order in BIOS after restoring to test if it boots from SSD or not. Enjoy the SSD.


  • This restoring time varies according to data size.

  • SSDs should not be defragmented. For more information, please refer to SSD defragment.

All in all, Samsung laptop hard drive upgrade is not complicated as long as you find the right tool. The replacing hard drive progress may be the most difficult part during the upgrading. Just be patient and do not damage the circuit. Actually, this Samsung laptop SSD upgrade kit is suitable for other brands of laptops as well, so you can use it to do Sony VAIO hard drive upgrade, or upgrade Acer laptop SSD upgrade and so on.