By AOMEI / Last Updated January 7, 2019

The case: migrate OS to SSD

“Hello! I'm about to order a Lenovo y520 (i5 2.8, 8GB, 1050, 1TB HDD) and ordering an extra item and a Samsung EVO 960. I want to know how to migrate the OS to the SSD when I get everything.”

As one of the most famous computer manufacturers in the world, Lenovo sells its computing devices just about everywhere. Now, Lenovo is a major force in PC manufactures because of its reasonable price and perfect performance.

Solid state drive, SSD for short, is a commonly used internal drive for OS. Unlike an HDD (hard disk drive) that uses rotating metal disks with magnetic coating, an SSD has no mechanical or movable parts. With the continuous advancement of technology, more and more people would rather clone OS to SSD in Lenovo. There are three main reasons for this trend.

  • For a better performance. Compared to HDD, SSD has more advantages such as faster, more durable, lower power consumption and so on. Thus, after transferring operating system to SSD, your PC can run more smoothly.

  • For a greater capacity. Users can’t avoid the situation of insufficient disk space in daily life. It’s a good idea to replace the old drive with a new larger SSD. However, reinstalling OS on the new disk is a time-consuming task. Therefore, most users hope to do a system clone.

  • As a backup. Many users are worried that their OS will crash someday. So, they clone OS to SSD and then use the cloned SSD as a backup.

Excellent software for cloning OS to SSD in Lenovo

Before cloning, you may need third party software to help you transfer Windows to SSD in Lenovo. In fact, AOMEI Backupper Professional can do you a big favor. It allows you to clone system partition as well as system reserved partition to your SSD in Lenovo. After cloning, the cloned system is no different from the original system.

With this software, you also can clone OS to Samsung 850 EVO SSD, move OS to WD SSD and transfer Windows to NVMe SSD, because this utility supports SSD in various brands or sizes. Besides, this software applies to all kinds of computers. If you want to clone OS to SSD in Samsung, this cloning software also can give you a hand.

How to migrate operating system to SSD in Lenovo? Don’t worry! All you need to do are a few clicks. You can download this software (supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7, Windows Vista and Windows XP) to have a try. Now, you can refer to the following steps.

How to clone OS to SSD in Lenovo step by step?

Before cloning, you need to connect the SSD to your Lenovo PC and make sure that the SSD is detected by the PC. After transferring, the SSD will be overwritten. If you have some important data on the SSD, you must do a disk backup of the SSD in advance.

Step 1. Click System Clone under the Clone tab.

System Clone

Step 2. The related system partitions are selected by default. Select a partition of the SSD (F:) as the new location for OS. Then click Next.

Select Destination

Step 3. Confirm the Operation Summary. Choose Align partition to optimize for SSD to improve the reading and writing speed of the SSD. Then click Start Clone.

Start Clone

Step 4. Wait for the System Clone Progress to be completed. Then you can click Finish.


Step 5. After Lenovo moving Windows to SSD, you can enter into BIOS and set the cloned SSD as the first boot disk to boot from it.


  • If you are a Lenovo laptop user, you can prepare a screwdriver before replacing the old drive with SSD. Before replacing, remember to turn off the laptop at first and then remove the battery.

  • The original drive will not be wiped out. You can use the original drive as a secondary storage or as a backup in case of a system crash.

  • In Step 3, Sector by sector clone means all sectors will be cloned no matter it is used or not. Thus, the destination partition must be equal to or larger than the space of the system.

  • After cloning, you can choose Shut down PC, Restart PC, Hibernate or Sleep in Step 4.


With AOMEI Backupper Professional, you can clone OS to SSD in Lenovo in a very short time. Whether you want to clone Windows 10 to smaller SSD or clone Windows 7 to SSD, this software can help you fulfill these tasks easily. If you are a Windows Server user, you can turn to AOMEI Backupper Server.