Replace hard drive with HP SSD
HP is one of the biggest IT companies around the world which specialized in developing and providing a wide variety of hardware components. SDDs are also included in their major product lines.
Compared with traditional HDD, HP SSD is much faster, lighter, quieter, cooler and consumes far less power. And since the price of HP SSD has fallen sharply due to technological advances and the increased supply nowadays, more and more people would like replace their hard drive with HP SSD to get better performance.
During the replacement, if you don't want to reinstall Windows, or lose those files and programs you've collected for so long, it's a necessary step to migrate OS and data to HP SSD. However, HP SSD doesn't come with a migration tool like Samsung SSD do. So you may turn to the third-party software AOMEI Backupper Standard, and use the powerful disk clone feature to perform HP SSD migration withou data loss and reinstallation.
Best free HP data and OS migration software - AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free and reliable SSD disk migration software for Windows Vista/XP/7/8/10. With its disk clone function, you can migrate disk on current hard drive to HP SSD safely. And it has many advantages as follows:
Intuitive and user-friendly interface. You can figure it out quickly even for the first time.
Support intelligent clone (default) that allows you to clone large HDD to smaller SSD.
Provide SSD alignment feature to improve the reading and writing speed of target SSDs.
Offer sector-by-sector clone option to clone all the sectors on a hard drive, including blank and bad sectors.
Optionally, you can upgrade to Professional edition to enjoy more advanced features. For instance, it supports cloning only operating system, or resizing partitions without leaving unallocated partitions on a larger target disk.
How to migrate data and OS to HP SSD via AOMEI Backupper?
Now, download SSD cloning freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and launch it. Then, you can follow the steps to migrate the current hard drive to HP SSD.
Before cloning, you need to pay attention to the things below.
Connect your HP SSD, and make sure it can be detected by your computer.
If there is any important data on SSD, you can backup files to an external hard drive in advance. Because all the data on the SSD will be overwritten after cloning.
Step 1. Select Disk Clone under the Clone tab. If you want to migrate only OS partition to HP SSD, you could choose System Clone (available in Professional edition).
✎Note: The Standard edition only supports cloning data disks and MBR system disks. If you want to clone GPT system disk (GPT to GPT, GPT to MBR or MBR to GPT), please upgrade to Professional edition.
Step 2. Select the original hard drive as the source disk that you want to clone, and then click on Next.
Step 3. Choose your HP SSD as the destination disk, and then click on Next.
Step 4. Tick SSD Alignment to accelerate the read and write speed of the SSD disk if you are cloning hard drive to an SSD. Then, click Start Clone to begin the process.
- You can click Edit Partitions (available in Professional edition) to resize partitions when you clone a small disk to a larger disk before starting clone.
Compared with SATA SSD disk, NVMe SSD has much faster transfer speed. Thus, it's suggested to clone Windows 10 to NVMe SSD if you don't mind investing a little more.
- This software is still a M.2 SSD cloner, thus you can use it to migrate Windows 10 to M.2 SSD, clone M.2 SSD to M.2 SSD, etc.
Another way to migrate data and OS to HP SSD via AOMEI Backupper
Actually, AOMEI Backupper is also a free backup and restore tool. It can help you migrate data and OS by backing up the old disk and restoring it on new drive. First of all, you need to create a hard drive image with AOMEI Backupper. Then, connect your HP SSD to computer and follow the steps below to restore the backup image on HP SSD.
Step 1. In the Home tab, click Restore option of a corresponding backup task.
Step 2. You can choose to restore entire disk or a partition in the disk, and click Next.
Step 3. Select HP SSD as the destination disk. Confirm the operations and click Start Restore.
To migrate data and OS to HP SSD, AOMEI Backupper provides you two simple ways. No matter which way you choose, it can help you migrate data and OS effectively and safely. And its professional features like “SSD Alignment” and “Edit partition” provide a lot of convenience for you.
Moreover, If you are a Windows Server user, you can use AOMEI Backupper Server version to migrate data and OS.