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About NVMe

Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is a communication standard/protocol developed specially for accessing the non-volatile storage media (SSDs, PCI Express add-in cards, M.2 cards, etc.) attached via PCI Express (PCI-e) bus. It’s designed to capitalize on the low latency and internal parallelism of the solid state storage devices (SSDs).

If you want to work faster and efficient for your business, NVMe SSD will be your best choice. Typically, NVMe SSD as a boot disk, which is more expensive than SATA SSD so that you might get a smaller NVMe SSD. It’s better to clone NVMe to NVMe SSD with a larger capacity if you get low disk space error. Because Reinstall Windows will spend much more time.

How to perform NVMe to NVMe clone in Windows computer? You have to find the professional NVMe duplicator to get things done.

Best NVMe SSD Duplicator - AOMEI Backupper

As a matter of fact, there are two types of NVMe SSD duplicator: M.2 NVMe SSD Docking Base and the NVMe cloner. However, you have to buy the NVMe SSD Docking Base to clone NVMe to NVMe, and it’s quite expensive about $130 or more. Try it if you can afford the cost.

Another professional and affordable way is the NVMe cloner - AOMEI Backupper Professional, which is designed for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, including 32-bit and 64-bit. With this NVMe SSD duplicator, you will find the following highlight:

  • Clone NVMe SSD to NVMe SSD without losing data.

  • Automatically Speed up the NVMe SSD with SSD Alignment feature.

  • You could automatically adjust partitions to fully use the storage space on the larger NVMe SSD during clonging process with Edit Partitions feature if you clone NVMe to larger NVMe SSD.

  • Support all SSD types, including SATA SSD, PCIe SSD, M.2 SSD, U.2 SSD, mSATA SSD, etc. And supports all branded hard disks, like Toshiba, WD, Seagate, Hitachi, Samsung, Intel, HP, Adata, etc.

Please download the NVMe cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional 30-day free trial to have to try. (The clone features in free trial can only be demonstrated, please upgrade to enjoy)

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How to Clone NVMe to NVMe SSD in Windows 10/8/7?

To clone NVMe to NVMe SSD safely, please refer to the followin instructions:

Before NVMe to NVMe clone, Please prepare the following things:

  • NVMe to USB adapter to connect the NVMe SSD to your computer if there only one hard drive slot.

  • Install NVMe SSD to your computer via PCIe slot in your host if there more than one hard drive bay.

  • Screwdrivers to take out the current NVMe SSD, and install the cloned NVMe SSD.

  • Download and install the NVMe drive duplicator - AOMEI Backupper.

  • Backup files first if there any important data on the destination NVMe SSD.

Steps to clone NVMe to NVMe SSD in Windows 10/8/7:

1. Lanunch the NVMe cloner - AOMEI Backupper Professional, choose Clone and Disk Clone in turn.

Choose Disk Clone

2. Select the original NVMe SSD as the source disk, and press Next >>.

Choose Original NVMe SSD

3. Choose the new NVMe SSD as the destination disk, and hit Next >>.

Choose New NVMe SSD as Destination

4. Tick SSD Alignment option and click Start Clone >> to clone NVMe to NVMe SSD easily in Windows 10/8/7.

Clone NVMe SSD to NVMe SSD with SSD Alignment Checked

Tips:
If you are cloning NVMe SSD to larger NVMe SSD, you could use the Edit Partitions to adjust the partitions to fully use the storage space on the larger NVMe SSD. Uncheck this option, you will generate an unallocated space, merge unallocated space to the existing partition or create a new partition.
SSD Alignment will help you optimize the overall performance of the NVMe SSD, and prolong its lifespan.
Sector By Sector Clone is capable of cloning all sectors on the source NVMe SSD, used sectors, blank sectors, and bad sectors if exist, and the spending time will be much longer. Uncheck this option will only clone the used sectors and skip the bad sectors without any issues.

Wait for a moment, it will finished quickly (appox 30mintues), and the cost time depends on the data size on your source NVMe SSD.

Then change the boot order to boot from the cloned NVMe SSD, everything is done.

Alternative Way to Clone NVMe to NVMe SSD

Besides, you have another way to perform NVMe to NVMe clone If your computer has one slot for NVMe drive and do not have a connection adapter: Backup original NVMe SSD to external hard drive and restore to new NVMe SSD. Here it is:

Step 1. Backup original NVMe SSD

Lanunch NVMe drive cloner - AOMEI Backupper. Click Backup > Disk backup. The follow the on-screen guide to backup the original bootable NVMe SSD to external hard drive.

Disk Backup

Step 2. Create WinPE Bootable Media

After the NVMe SSD disk backup finished, pleaseclick Tools at the left side, and then choose Create Bootable Media to create a bootable USB.

Create Bootable Media

Step 3. Install New NVMe SSD to Your Computer

Step 4. Boot up Your Computer with the WinPE Bootable Media

Restart the computer to enter BIOS, change the first boot order as the WinPE bootable USB. And restart the computer, the WinPE bootable media will bring you to the main console of the AOMEI Backupper Professional.

Step 4. Restore NVMe disk image to new NVMe SSD

Connect the external hard drive that contains the NVME disk image file to your computer. Then use the AOMEI Backupper to restore to new NVMe SSD easily:

1. Lanunch NVMe duplicator - AOMEI Backupper, click Restore > Select Image File to choose the NVMe disk image file you created before.

2. Tick Restore this system backup, and hit Next >>.

Restore Entire System Backup

3. Press Start Restore >> button to restore NVMe SSD to a new NVMe SSD.

NVMe SSD Restore

Tip: Universal Restore will help you restore system image to dismilar hardware computer, and make it bootable after restoration.

After finished, change boot order in BIOS to set up the new NVMe SSD as the first boot device, and boot from the new NVMe SSD, that’s all.

Wrapping Things Up

AOMEI Backupper is not only a NVMe duplicator but also Windows backup and restore software to help you clone NVMe SSD to NVMe SSDd safely with just a few clicks. If you just want to migrate OS to new NVMe SSD without reinstalling, please try System Clone feature to migrate OS easily.

For Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019(including R2), please try AOMEI Backupper Server to enjoy more, command line backup/restore/clone, dynamic disk volume backup and restore, PXE boot tool, etc.

For IT Technicians who would like to deploy system image to multiple computers simutaneously, create backups for unlimited computers, please try AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus.