By Yuka / Last update September 22, 2021

Why Need Kingston SSD Migration Software?

SSD is short for Solid-State Drive or Solid-State Disk, which is a new generation of storage device used in computers. It provides superior performance and durability than traditional hard drives at reading and writing. With an SSD, you can boot your system quicker, load applications faster and shut down faster. That’s why more and more people choose to upgrade their hard drive to SSD.

There are many brands of SSDs on the market, Kingston SSD is one of the most trustworthy. Under what circumstance should we need Kingston SSD Migration Software?

Upgrade disk to Kingston SSD with a larger storage
Transfer data from HDD to Kingston SSD
Migrate OS to Kingston SSD without reinstalling

Kingston SSD

What’s the Best Free Kingston SSD Cloning Software?

After you purchasing a Kingston SSD, you may need a Kingston SSD transfer software to help you complete the original hard drive replacement or data migration. There are many types of cloning software in the market. Which one should you select?

As we all know, some Kingston SSDs offer the Kingston SSD migration tool - Acronis True Image OEM software. It is an integrated software suite involving the cloning feature which helps you migrate OS to Kingston SSD. However, you should notice the Acronis clone disk operation failed error while cloning. If the error cannot be fixed, you can turn to a free alternative -- AOMEI Backupper Standard.

AOMEI Backupper is a free hard drive cloning software for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, you can:

◑ Clone hard drive of different size (large to small and vice versa).
◑ Clone system disk to HDD/SSD without reinstalling OS.
◑ Adjust the size of partition while cloning, and you can align partitions to optimize for SSD.
◑ Make a duplicate of your hard drive for backup.

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Meanwhile, AOMEI Backupper Standard is free for Windows PC users with no bundled adware, and it offers a quicker speed of cloning. Download this software to perform Kingston SSD clone and experience other powerful features. Tutorials of how to transfer data or OS to Kingston SSD are as follows.

How to Migrate OS and Data to Kingston SSD via AOMEI Backupper

Preparations:
▶ Connect the destination drive—Kingston SSD to your current computer. You may need an external disk enclosure or USB-to-SATA cable.
▶ If there are something important on your Kingston SSD, please
back up files in advance. Because all the data in the destination will be overwritten in the cloning process.

Transfer Everything to Kingston SSD

Step 1. Install and start AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click Clone, and select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Step 2. Select the original hard drive as the source disk that you want to perform data migration, and then click on Next.

Source Disk

Step 3. Select the Kingston SSD as the destination path.

Select Kingston SSD

Step 4. Check SSD Alignment option. It can improve the writing & reading speed of SSD disk while cloning hard drive to SSD, then click Start Clone.

Start Clone

Migrate OS Only to Kingston SSD

If you just want to migrate the operating system to Kingston SSD, AOMEI Backupper also provides you with two methods. The first one is free with its backup and restore features. The second one is available in advanced version with its system clone feature. You can choose the one that suits you better.

Method 1. Migrate OS to Kingston SSD via Backup and Restore [Free]

Step 1. Click "Backup" -> "System Backup" to create a complete system image.

System Backup

Step 2. After system backup image has been created, click "Restore" and then click “Select Task”.

System Restore

Step 3.  Select the system backup task from the list and click “Next”.

Select Backup Image

Step 4. Select “Restore this system backup” and check the box before "Restore system to other location" so that you can free migrate OS to Kingston SSD. Then, click "Next".

Restore System to Other Location

Step 5. Select a partition on the SSD as the restoration destination and click "Next".

Select Destination

Step 6. On the Operation Summary window, check the box before "SSD Alignment" to improve the reading and writing speed of the destination SSD. At last, click "Start Restore".

Preview Restore to Other Location

Method 2. Migrate OS to Kingston SSD by System Clone [Advanced]

Although you can use the mentioned free version above to complete the operating system migration, after upgrading to the professional version, there is a more convenient and simpler method. You can compare the differences between the two from the tutorial and choose the method you prefer from the two.

Step 1. Select "Clone" -> "System Clone".

Choose System Clone

Step 2. The source drives (OS drive and boot related drives) are selected by default, and you only need to select the Kingston SSD as destination location.

Choose Destination Partition

Step 3. Preview the operation. Select “SSD Alignment”, and click "Start Clone".

System Clone Preview

Step 4. Click "Finish" when all the cloning operations have been done.

Tips✍
Sector by sector clone: By default, AOMEI Backupper just clones the existing data (the used sectors) on the disk. If you would like to clone all the sectors on the source disk, whether it is used or not, please try this option.

How to Boot from Kingston SSD in Windows 10/8/7

After migrating the OS via this Kingston cloning software, you need to boot from the Kingston SSD. You need to change the boot order in the BIOS or directly replace the old drive with an SSD.

Change the boot order in the BIOS: Restart your PC -> Press the required key to enter BIOS (usually F2, F8, F12, Del) -> Click "Boot", select the SSD drive as the first boot device->Finally, press "F10" to save changes and exit.

Conclusion

That’s all for how to migrate data or OS to Kingston SSD using the best free Kingston SSD migration software—AOMEI Backupper. Users usually improve the performance or storage of the computer by replacing the hard disk with an SSD. All this is due to the superior functionality and affordable prices of SSDs.

What’s more, you can also use this software to clone SSD to HDD in Windows 10, clone external HDD to internal, clone NTFS drive, etc. With its backup and recovery functions, you can easily restore lost files and documents from your backups with just a few clicks. Try it right now!