By Cherry / Last update October 12, 2020

Why Transfer Data from One Hard Drive to Another?

Sometimes, you may want to upgrade your old hard drive to a new one or change HDD to SSD. But, you still want to keep the old data with the two cases. The most effective way should be transferring data from one hard drive to another. However, move data from one hard drive to new one is not a simple thing.

Fortunately, this article will tell you what you should do to transfer data from one hard drive to another.

Best Hard Drive Cloning Software - AOMEI Backupper

To transfer data from one hard drive to another, the best way is to clone the entire hard drive to the new one. A hard drive cloning software could help you move data from one hard drive to another quickly. AOMEI Backupper Professional is such a data migration software that can transfer data from one hard drive to another safely and quickly. It helps you save a lot of time.

You have a flexible way to move files from one hard drive to another easily according to your demands, because it offers 3 powerful clone features:

  • Disk Clone to move everything from one hard drive to another.

  • System Clone to transfer Windows 10/8/7 operating system only to another hard drive.

  • Partition Clone to easily transfer data from one hard drive to another.

Choose a way that could help you to move files easily. Just download AOMEI Backupper Professional 30-day free trial to have a try: (the clone features in free trial can only be demonstrated, upgrade to enjoy if you prefer)

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How to Move Data from One Hard Drive to Another with Everything?

To show you how to transfer data from one hard drive to another with AOMEI Backupper, we will take disk clone for example. Please follow the detailed steps.

Step 1. Prepare a new hard drive, and plug it to your computer, make sure it can be detected. Then, install and use the hard drive cloning software - AOMEI Backupper to transfer data from one hard drive to new one.

Step 2. Click Disk Clone under Clone tab to move data between two hard drives.

Choose Disk Clone

Step 3. Select the source disk you want to move data from, and then click Next >>.

Choose Source Disk 1

Step 4. Choose the new hard disk as destination, and then click Next >>, and you will be prompted by a window says that your destination disk will be overwritten after clone, just click OK to confirm.

Choose Destination Partitioned HDD

Step 5. (Optional) Check SSD Alignment if your destination disk is a SSD, it will optimize for your SSD’s reading and writing speed, as well as its lifespan.

Disk Clone SSD Alignment

Tips:
Sector by sector clone: It will clone every byte on the old hard drive no matter it used or not. This would take more time and more space that you need to prepare a hard drive which is at least as large as the old hard drive.
Edit Partitions: It allows you to edit the partition size on the destination disk so that you can fully use the storage space after cloning.

Add Unused Space to All Partitions

Step 6. Press Start Clone to move data from one hard drive to another safely and easily.

The above steps show you the fastest way to transfer data from one hard drive to another, no any re-installations and save lots of time.

AOMEI Backupper Professional offers you other data transfer features, like Mirror Sync, Real-Time Sync, Two-Way Sync, etc.

The Epilogue

How to transfer data from one hard drive to another in Windows 10/8/7? There is more than one way that you can pick. If you want to quickly and safely transfer data from one hard drive to another, please try the best hard drive cloning software - AOMEI Backupper.

Besides, if you want to clone hard drive to smaller SSD as long as the SSD could hold all the data from source disk. Cloning MBR to GPT disk is another powerful operation of AOMEI Backupper, the program ensure it’s bootable after cloning, and all you need to do is change boot mode from Legacy to UEFI.

For server users, please try AOMEI Backupper Server.