By Ailsa / Last Updated May 12, 2020

Intel Data Migration Software Errors

You might get the following error messages when use Intel Data Migration Software to clone your system to Intel SSD:

  • The operation failed.

  • Data Migration Software does not detecting your Intel SSD drive.

  • Full disk encryption. Make sure disable full disk encryption to avoid this error.

The above errors could be caused by improper file system, because the Intel SSD (target drive) should be initialized as GUID Partition Table (GPT) and formatted as New Technology File System (NTFS). Besides, if an error occur to the file system on SSD, then you will get error alike while cloning Windows to Intel SSD and Intel data migration software will not working.

How to Fix Improper File System on Your Intel SSD?

Follow the steps to fix improper file system in Windows 7/8/10 to check errors for all partitions on the Intel SSD:

  • Right click Computer -> Properties;

  • Choose Disk Management, click the Intel SSD drive letter and select Properties -> Tools;

  • At the Error-checking option, please press Check Now button.

Then try the Intel Data Migration Software again to see if the problem solved.

Intel Data Migration Software Limitations

As we all know, Intel Data Migration Software, which is designed for Intel SSD to move or clone a client operating system from a hard disk drive (HDD) to an Intel Solid State Drive (SSD). And it has some shortcomings, like:

  • It only works for Intel SSD, like Intel SSD 750 series, Intel 730 series SSD, etc.

  • It can’t help you to migrate data to other brands of SSD.

Intel Data Migration Software

What if Intel Data Migration Software not working problem bother you again when you try the second time with Intel Data Migration Software. Is there any better Intel data migration software for us to migrate Windows 7/8/10 to Intel SSD or other brands SSD?

Another Reliable Solution to Migrate OS

The answer is definite. AOMEI Backupper Professional is a powerful cloning software to migrate OS from HDD to SSD without losing data in Windows 7/8/10, which is flexible than Intel Data Migration Software, not only for Intel, but also Lenovo, Samsung, Dell, Acer and other brands of computer.

It’s highly recommended by users due to its intuitive interface and comprehensive functions. Besides, AOMEI Backupper Professional allows you to clone entire hard drive, clone individual partition, restore to dissimilar hardware, command line clone, etc.

To describe how to transfer Windows 7/8/10 operating system to Intel SSD safely, follow the instructions:

1. Connect the Intel SSD drive with your computer via SATA to USB cable. On the home interface of AOMEI Backupper Professional, select “Clone” > "System Clone" in turn.

Choose System Clone

2. Select the Intel SSD as the destination disk to save the Windows 7/8/10 OS. Then press “Next”.

Choose Destination Partition

3. Preview the result of the cloning operation, check the “Align partition to optimize for SSD” option, click “Start Clone” to migrate OS from HDD to Intel SSD.

System Clone Preview Align Checked


  • If your Intel SSD is larger than your original hard drive, you can tick “Sector by sector clone” to clone all sectors on your HDD to Intel SSD.

  • After cloning finished, shut down your computer, disconnect the source disk and connect destination disk to the socket of source disk.

Wait for a while, the cloning operation will be finished. AOMEI Backupper Professional can make up for Intel Data Migration Software not working problem with a perfect solution.

If your computer is an laptop and has only one card slot, you can backup your system to an external hard drive, and create bootable media, then take out your system hard drive, put your Intel SSD drive into the card slot, then boot your computer with bootable media, run AOMEI Backupper, and restore system to Intel SSD using the external hard drive, then everything is done.