By AOMEI / Last Updated January 8, 2020

The benefits of moving Windows 10 to Samsung SSD

There is a prevailing trend that more and more users choose to migrate Windows 10 to SSD Samsung. With the increasing development of technology and science, SSD replaces the popularity of HDD. Compared with hard disk drives, solid state disks have more prominent advantages: faster speed, lower power consumption, noiseless operation, etc. Thus, many brands of SSD came into being such as Kingston, Intel, Samsung, Plextor and so on. Samsung SSD is praised by many users because of its best hardware components and top-ranking performance.

  • After moving OS to Samsung SSD, your PC will run faster and more stable. You can open what you want in a short time.

  • Meanwhile, you can get rid of the noise that comes from HDD. Thus, you can have a good work environment.

  • As the price of the SSD becomes more and more reasonable, you can afford an SSD easily.

Like many producers, Samsung has its own data migration software called Samsung Data Migration (SDM). Here is a guide to use the SDM.

Detailed steps of copying Windows 10 to Samsung SSD with SDM

Step 1. Download, install and open this software. Then click Start from the right corner.

SDM Start

Step 2. At this interface, you will see the Disk Analysis and Cloning menu. Select the Source Disk (Disk 0) and select the Samsung SSD (Disk 1) as the Target Disk. Then click Start.

SDM Disk Analysis

Step 3. At this interface, you can see the migration process.

SDM Migration Process

Step 4. When the migration is complete, you can click Close.

SDM Close

Replacing SDM with the best alternative

Although SDM is easy to operate, complaints began to spread across social media. Some users said that they can’t copy data successfully because they always get Samsung Data Migration stuck at 99%. Some people believed that they can’t install this software successfully. The biggest problem is that the SDM only supports Samsung SSD. Is there a reliable alternative? AOMEI Backupper Professional, the best cloning software, can be the first choice. It runs smoothly on Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP. Using Samsung SSD to migrate Windows 10 is easy for this powerful software with its simple interface. If you want to use this software to migrate Windows 10 to SSD Samsung, you can see the following quick guide.

The quick guide of the best cloning software

Before migration, you must connect the Samsung SSD with your computer. After migration, the Samsung SSD will be overwritten. If you have some irreplaceable files on it, you must backup SSD in advance. Here comes how to migrate Windows 10 to Samsung SSD in detail.

Step 1. Download, install and launch this software. Choose Clone from the left list. Then click System Clone.

Click System Clone

Step 2. The required system partition is selected by default. Select your Samsung SSD (Disk 2) as the destination path. Then click Next.

Select Destination

Step 3. You will have an Operation Summary at this interface. Click Align partition to optimize for SSD to accelerate the writing and reading speed of the Samsung SSD. Then click Start Clone.

Start Clone

Step 4. After cloning, you can enter into BIOS and set your Samsung SSD as the first boot device.


  • Sector by sector clone will clone all sectors. So, it takes a longer time for copying. Users must ensure that the Samsung SSD is equal to or larger than the needed space of the system.

  • The original drive will not be wiped out. You can use the old drive as a secondary storage or a backup.

  • Do not remove your Samsung SSD while cloning.


Want to use your Samsung SSD to clone Windows 10 or use Samsung SSD to clone Windows 7?

Here are two effective ways for you. AOMEI Backupper Professional, the best cloning software, provides users with the best way to migrate Windows 10 to SSD Samsung. Various cloning functions like clone SSD to HDD in Windows 10, clone hard drive in Windows 10 to new HDD or SSD, clone Windows 10 to NVMe SSD are available for this software. Other features like system backup, disk backup, partition clone, restore, create bootable media are also praised by lots of people.

You also can use free version - AOMEI Backupper Standard to backup your files, clone disk, restore files, etc.