The Scenario

Hey, guys. I just bought a 256GB SSD drive to upgrade my old 128GB SSD, but I have no idea how to do that upgrade. I read on another thread stated that it’s working as long as I have the same motherboard, which I do. And I just simply update my 128GB SSD. Any help will be appreciated if anyone knows how to do that.

Why Clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD?

With time goes by, hardware update is so rapid. SSD as a high-speed of hard drive is used to install OS to gain a faster speed and shorter boot time. So some manufacturers of computer may configure the computer comes with a 128GB SSD drive pre-installed. After a year, you'll find that the 128GB SSD drive can't meet your demands anymore due to the lower free space, slow response, application corruption and other problems. The urgent thing you have to do is cloning SSD to larger SSD.

Why cloning instead of backing up SSD? Cloning means you don’t have to reinstall Windows and applications, you will generate more time to do some valuable things. Apart from the above reasons, your computer built-in SSD drive is coming to an end, and it’s necessary to migrating SSD to larger SSD.

Detail Instructions of Cloning to Larger SSD with AOMEI Backupper

In comparison, AOMEI Backupper is the best cloning software, which allows you to clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD drive, including Windows 10/8/7 operating system, partitions, and other criticle data, etc. Apart from cloning, you could backup file, sync files, create PXE boot tool, dissimilar hardware restore and more. In addition, AOMEI Backupper fully supports all the editions of Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista.

Following the details of cloning 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD drive with AOMEI Backupper.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch the program. On the main interface, click Clone tab, then select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Step 2: Select the 128GB SSD drive as source disk, then hit Next.

Source Disk

Step 3: Choose the 256GB SSD drive as target disk to save all content from the smaller SSD drive. Please press Next to go on.

Destination Disk

Note: The target disk will be overwritten after this operation, make sure you have backup important files to another safe location.

Step 4: In next window, overview the operation of cloning, make sure you have selected the right disks. Then check Align partition to optimize for SSD, and then click Start Clone to upgrade SSD to larger SSD.

Clone SSD to Larger SSD


  • As the destination disk is larger than source disk, you can also tick Sector by sector clone to clone all sectors from the 128GB SSD drive.
  • If you want to resize partitions on the destination disk, click Edit partitions on the destination disk.
  • Besides small SSD to larger SSD clone, AOMEI Backupper has more excellent functions and features, like migrate OS to SSD, backup operating system, hard disks, partitions to external hard disk, USB drive, NAS device, network share and other storage devices.

How long the clone process will take? It depends on the data size on your source SSD drive, the larger the data size, the longer the time costs. Once finished, take out the original boot drive then replace with the 256GB SSD as your system boot drive, then boot your computer as normally.