By Ailsa / Last Updated December 3, 2020

How to upgrade SSD for Samsung Series 9 Notebook NP900X4C?

“I recent bought a Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook NP900X4C, which has a 128GB MSATA SSD drive. And I want to upgrade SSD to 256GB, and I want to move all the data to the new SSD, but I never done this before, can anyone give me some advice for Samsung series 9 SSD upgrade? Any help would be appreciated.”

About Samsung Series 9

Samsung Series 9 is a series of ultra-thin notebook that owns excellent appearance and performance and offers a better experience for Windows users, which tries to contend with Macbook Air.

This Ultrabook configured a 128GB or 256GB MSATA SSD drive usually to boot up faster than HDD. Obviously the hard drive capacity will fill up with data and files. In order to extend hard drive space and speed up the computer, the best solution is performing Samsung series 9 SSD upgrade.

Samsung Data Migration Restrictions

IF you installed Samsung Data Migration, you could use it to do Samsung np900x4c SSD upgrade. However, you might there are some limitations and errors while using Samsung Data Migration:

  • Samsung Data Migration cloning failed.

  • Not responding while cloning.

  • Samsung Data Migration cannot change source disk.

  • Only support clone system disk, not the data disk.

  • Cannot clone dynamic disk, etc.

Best Samsung Cloning Software - AOMEI Backupper

To protect your Samsung SSD more secure, It’s strongly recommended to use the Samsung migration software - AOMEI Backupper Professional, which is desinged for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP, including 32-bit and 64-bit. And it’s more flexible and reliable than Samsung Data Migration to use.

With the AOMEI Backupper, you could enjoy the following benefits:

  • Clone disk to another disk with everything transfferred, including Windows system, installed programs, settings, and files, etc.

  • Support to clone system disk and data disk.

  • HDD, SSD, Dynamic disk, and RAID are supported.

  • Optimize the overall performance of the Samsung SSD and prolong its lifespan with SSD Alignment.

Please download the Samsung SSD migration software - AOMEI Backupper Professional 30-day free trial and have a try.

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There are two ways to perform Samsung series 9 SSD upgrade:

Before You Do

To make the Samsung series 9 SSD replacement successfully, please prepare the following:

  • A new larger mSATA SSD drive. Make sure your new SSD drive is compatible with your notebook, if you have problems consult your computer’s manufacturer.

  • Withdraw tools. Since the Samsung series 9 laptop has only one hard drive slot so that you have to take out the original SSD drive and put the new SSD drive into the slot with some screwdrivers and other tools.

  • Create bootable media with AOMEI Backupper, then you can boot from the bootable media and restore image file.

  • External hard drive. Backup your current SSD drive to the external hard drive. Then, use the external hard drive to restore to new larger mSATA SSD.

  • mSATA to USB enclosure.

Way 1. Upgrade SSD for Samsung Series 9 with Disk Clone

Here is how to upgrade SSD for Samsung Series 9 notebook in Windows 10/8/7:

Step 1. Use the mSATA to USB enclosure to connect the larger mSATA SSD with your Samsung Series 9, make it can be detected. Then Launch AOMEI Backupper Professional, choose Clone > Disk Clone subsequently.

Choose Disk Clone

Step 2. Choose the original mSATA SSD as source disk to clone, and press Next.

Choose Source Disk

Step 3. Select the larger mSATA SSD as the destination disk, and press Next.

Choose Source Disk

Choose Destination Partitioned Hdd

Step 4. Press Start Clone to do Smasung SSD migration in Windows 10/8/7.

Start Clone

★ Tips:
✍ Edit Partitions helps you to adjust the partition size automatically on the larger SSD drive during cloning to make full use of the stroage on the larger destination SSD.
✍ SSD Alignment could speed up the performance of the SSD, and prolong the lifespan.
✍ Sector by Sector Clone will clone all the sectors on the source disk to destination disk, and the time will be much longer.

After the Samsung Series 9 SSD upgrade finished, you could shut down the computer, replace the original mSATA SSD with the new larger cloned SSD. Then boot from the cloned SSD, that’s all.

Way 2. Upgrade Samsung Series 9 SSD with Backup and Restore

Another way to do Samsung Series 9 SSD replacment is backing up the original SSD drive to external hard disk, then restore the image file to the new larger SSD drive. Below are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Backup Samsung Series 9 SSD

1. Connect the external hard drive via mSATA to USB enclosure, ensure it can be recognized. Launch AOMEI Backupper Pro, select Backup > Disk Backup in turn.

Disk Backup

2. Select the original smaller mSATA SSD drive as source disk, and then rename Task Name if need be.

Add Disk

Select Disk

3. Choose the external hard drive to save the Samsung Series 9 SSD image file.

Select Backup Destination

4. Press Start Backup when you ready.

Start Backup

Tips:
✍ Options: You could do a lot of operations for the backup image file, including comments, compress, split, encrypt image file, use VSS to backup, etc.
✍ Schedule: It enables you to set up a task running daily, weekly, monthly, event trigger, USB plug in.
✍ Scheme: It allows you to delete old backup images automatically to perform disk space management.

Step 2. Replace Samsung Series 9 original SSD to larger SSD

Once you have backed up the smaller SSD drive, shut down the Samsung series 9 laptop. Take out the original SSD drive with withdraw tools and put the new larger SSD drive into the slot.

Step 3. Restore Disk Image to Larger SSD Drive

1. Insert the bootable media created before into the Samsung Series 9 notebook, then boot computer from the bootable media (it will bring up the AOMEI Backupper interface automatically), connect the external hard drive that contains the disk image file.

2. Click Restore tab, choose Select Task or Select Image file to locate the disk image.

Select Backup Image

3. Tick Restore the entire disk and click Next.

Restore Entire Disk or Partition

4. Press Start Restore to upgrade SSD to larger SSD for Samsung Series 9 notebook.

Preview Restore

★ Tip: Universal Restore will restore the disk image from one computer to another that has dissimilar hardware installed.

After these operations, restart the computer, set up the larger SSD as the first boot order, then boot up the Samsung Series 9. Then, Samsung series 9 SSD upgrade has been finished successfully.

The Epilogue

It’s quite easy to perform Samsung Series 9 SSD ugprade with the help of AOMEI Backupper, and provides you two ways to make it: Disk Clone, Backup and Restore features.

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