By Lily / Last update June 20, 2022

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Overview of PNY SSD

PNY SSDs are popular among computer users because of its fast load/boot speeds and great stability. There are three categories of PNY SSDs: Consumer, Client, and Enterprise. Each category serves a different purpose. PNY SSDs offer a storage capacity of 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB. For boot drives, you may choose internal SSDs like PNY CS1311, PNY CS900; for photo and video storage, you can pick portable SSDs, PNY Elite.

PNY SSD

Why do you need PNY SSD cloning software?

If you are a PNY SSD user, you may look for PNY SSD cloning software in following cases:

  • Your PC’s current hard drive is an HDD and you want to upgrade HDD to a PNY SSD for faster speed and better performance. 

  • Your PNY SSD is running out of space after a period of use and you prepare to clone SSD to a larger SSD.

To select an appropriate tool for PNY SSD clone, you should take these into consideration:

  • The system must remain bootable after cloning.

  • If the destination disk is larger than the source disk, the cloning software should be capable of editing partition size on the destination disk, thus avoiding the error of “cloned hard drive unallocated space left”. 

Then, what’s the best PNY SSD data migration software you should choose and how to conduct PNY SSD clone exactly?

How to clone HDD to PNY SSD via all-in-one PNY clone software easily

The best disk cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional can help you with PNY SSD clone. You can benefit a lot from the following features:

Clone: Clone hard drive to SSD or HDD including all data via “Disk Clone”, without the need of reinstalling OS and all your applications. And you can use “Partition Clone” or “System Clone” to copy a partition or OS only.
✧ Backup and Restore: Create an image file for the operating system, disk, partition, or files and restore the backup image whenever you need.
 Sync: Synchronize files or folders to another place, such as sync local folders to OneDrive. There are four sync modes available: “Basic Sync”, “Mirror Sync”, “Real-Time Sync”, and “Two-Way Sync”.

All Windows PC operating systems like Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP are supported. However, if you are running Windows Server operating system, please turn to server cloning software. I’ll show you how to clone HDD to PNY SSD in detail, click the download button to install it on your computer:

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Step 1. Connect the PNY SSD to your computer and make sure it is detected. Install and run AOMEI Backupper. Click “Clone” on the left pane and select “Disk Clone”.

Choose Disk Clone

Step 2. Select the current hard drive as the source disk and click “Next”.

Choose Source Disk

Step 3. Select the PNY SSD as the destination disk and click “Next”.

Choose Destination Disk

Step 4. (Optional) Click “Edit Partitions” and then choose “Add unused space to all partitions” option if the PNY SSD is larger than the source disk. You can also use “Manually adjust partition size” to resize partitions size and convert the disk type if the destination disk is different from source disk.

Edit Partitions

💛 Note: Both MBR and GPT are two different disk types for data storage. And you can check its disk properties in Disk Management if you don't know clearly. The overall steps are below:

  • Press Win + R to open the Run window. Then, type diskmgmt.msc and hit OK to open disk management.
  • Then, right-click the disk you want to clone and select Properties in the pop-up window.
  • In the Properties window, select the Volume tab and confirm the partition style. It can be MBR (Master Boot Record) or GPT (GUID Partition Table).

Disk Partition Style

  • Similarly, check the disk partition tyle of the destination disk. If it is still MBR, you don't need to convert disk type. If not, please tick the Convert the destination disk from MBR to GPT or vice versa, depending on their disk type. 

Step 5. Tick “SSD Alignment” to improve the reading and writing speed of PNY SSD. Confirm the operation and click “Start Clone”.

Disk Clone Preview

Step 6. Shut down your computer and replace the current hard drive with the PNY SSD. You will get the system and all your data back instantly.

💛 Tips:
• The destination disk will be completely overwritten. Backup the destination disk before you start clone if there are important data on it.
• To clone OS only to the PNY SSD, you can perform “System Clone”.

Verdict

If you are looking for a reliable, all-in-one PNY SSD cloning software, AOMEI Backupper is the best choice. It enables you to transfer all data from an HDD to a PNY SSD so that you don’t need to spend time reinstalling Windows and all your applications. Besides, you can also use AOMEI Backupper to clone bootable CompactFlash card and transfer from one Surface Pro to another. Go for this tool right now!