By AOMEI / Last Updated October 16, 2018

Upgrade NVMe SSD

Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is a communication standard/protocol developed specially for SSDs by a consortium of vendors including Samsung, Intel, Dell, Sandisk, and Seagate. It is the new host controller interface for connecting solid state drives (SSD). Many users like to use NVMe SSD as system drive because it is super fast and it has low latency. However, if you find there is not enough capacity because you save many games and programs on it, you can upgrade NVMe SSD to a larger one without reinstalling Windows.

Best NVMe SSD duplicator

To upgrade NVMe SSD to a larger one, you need an NVMe duplicator. AOMEI Backupper is professional and reliable NVMe SSD cloner that can be applied to Windows 10/8/7/XP/Visa. With it, you can make an exact copy of NVMe SSD to another drive easily and safely. You can also clone other brands SSDs, USB drive, SD card, internal hard drive, etc.

How to clone NVMe SSD to a larger NVMe SSD?

To clone NVMe SSD, you have to prepare another larger NVMe SSD and an extra slot to connect a second NVMe drive or an SSD adaptor. Then follow the steps below to clone NVMe SSD.

Step 1. Install AOMEI Backupper and open the software. Click Clone and select Disk Clone.

Disk Clone

Step 2. Select the old NVMe SSD as the source disk and click Next.

Step 3. Select the larger SSD as the destination disk and click Next.

Step 4. At the Operation Summary page, confirm the operation that will be executed and click Start Clone.

Operation Summary

Tips: You can click “Edit the size of partition” to so that there will be no unallocated space after you clone the small SSD to the larger one. To optimize SSD, you can also tick the box “Align partition to optimize for SSD”

Transfer NVMe SSD with backup and restore feature

AOMEI Backupper is also a backup and restore tool which supports system backup, partition backup, disk backup and file backup. If your computer has one slot for NVMe drive and you do not have a connection adapter, you can create a disk backup of the current SSD to NAS or external hard drive and then restore to the new SSD.

Step 1. Open AOMEI Backupper. Click Backup and select Disk backup. The follow the instruction to backup the old NVMe SSD.

Disk Backup

Step 2. When the backup is done, click Utilities and select Create Bootable Media to make a bootable USB.

Make Bootable Media

Step 3. Change the boot drive with the New NVMe SSD.

Step 4. Boot your computer with the bootable USB and it will bring you to the main interface of AOMEI backupper.

Step 5. Click Restore and then select the image backup you created before and to restore the disk backup to the new NVMe SSD.

System Restore

Step 6. Before you click Start Restore, make sure you have ticked the option “Align partition to optimize for SSD”.

To make a conclusion, as one of the best NVMe SSD duplicators, AOMEI Backupper allows you to migrate NVMe SSD to a larger one with two ways. Above steps also apply to clone Windows 10 to NVMe SSD. Find the way that works for your situation.