By Ivy / Last update December 29, 2020


How can I clone 128 GB SSD to 256 GB SSD?

"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, like 256 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB SSD, etc.

Why cloning instead of Reinstalling Windows on the new larger 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.


Best SSD Cloning Software - AOMEI Backupper

In comparison, AOMEI Backupper is the best SSD cloning software, which allows you to clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD drive, including Windows operating system, partitions, and other critical data, etc. And it fully supports all the editions of Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista (32-bit, and 64-bit).

Apart from cloning, you could backup the 128GB SSD to external hard drive, then boot your computer with the WinPE bootable media, then restore disk image to the 256GB SSD. And it will have the same effect of cloning 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD.

Please download AOMEI backupper Professional 30-day free trial first, the Clone features in this free trial can only be demonstrated, please upgrade to enjoy.

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4 Steps to Clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD

Just follow the detailed steps to clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD in Windows 10 easily and safely.

Step 1.  Launch AOMEI Backupper after installing. 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.

Choose 128GB SSD

Step 3. Choose the 256GB SSD drive as target disk to save all content from the 128GB SSD drive. Please press Next to go on.

Choose 256GB SSD

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

Step 4. Tick SSD Alignment to optimize for 256 GB SSD, and then click Start Clone to clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD in Windows 10 if you confirm it.

Start Clone

✍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 while cloning to use the full capacity, click Edit partitions on the destination disk before start cloning.
✍Besides clone SSD to larger SSD, AOMEI Backupper has more excellent functions and features, like clone Windows 10 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? About 30 minutes or so. And It depends on the data size on your source 128GB SSD drive, the larger the data size, the longer the time costs.

Once finished, shut down your computer, take out the original 128GB SSD drive then replace with the 256GB SSD as your system boot drive, then boot your computer as normally. All the above steps are applied to clone larger HDD to smaller SSD as well as long as the data capacity on the source disk is smaller than destination disk.


The Epilogue

It’s easy to clone 128GB to 256GB SSD with the help of AOMEI Backupper Professional. Besides, you could only migrate OS to SSD if the destination SSD is smaller than your source SSD. If your computer built-in a HDD, and you want to upgrade HDD to SSD, please refer to the steps to Clone 500GB SSD to 250GB SSD without losing data. Besides, you could create full backup, incremental or differential backup, dissimilar hardware restore, etc with the SSD cloning software - AOMEI Backupper.