By Lily / Last update August 4, 2021

Clone OS and recovery partition to Samsung SSD easily:

How Do I Clone OS and Recovery Partition to Samsung SSD?

"I cloned the OS only from my HDD to SSD using Data Migration by Samsung, but wanted the recovery partition (RP) as well. The RP has the windows 7 pro I need to factory reset the SSD. What free software out there do I need so I can clone both the OS and RP from my HDD to my Samsung 850 EVO SSD?"

Just like the user case, many users want to keep recovery partition while upgrading hard drive, so they can factory reset computer in the event of a disaster. Samsung Data Migration is a built-in tool to copy all data including the current system and applications to a Samsung SSD, but it does not include the recovery partition sometime. In addition, some users say the cloned recovery partition is not working.

In order to clone OS and recovery partition simultaneously, you need a trust and reliable disk cloning software like AOMEI Backupper Professional. You could use the "Disk Clone" feature to clone entire disk, which will include everything on the original disk including the recovery partition. Also, you can use the "System Clone" feature clone only OS and recovery partition.

Then, get more about this software and then start to clone recovery partition to Samsung SSD with it.

Best Samsung SSD Cloning Sofware to Clone OS and Recovery Partition

AOMEI Backupper Professional, as one of the best SSD cloning software, can help you perform Samsung SSD migration easily and quickly. Also, you can use it to clone HP recovery partition to SSD, clone Dell recovery partition SSD etc. Thanks to its clear interface and user-friendly design, all the users even novices can operate like professional.

Here are some advantages of it you may be interested in.

  • Multiple cloning solutions. It supports "Disk Clone", "System Clone", and "Partition Clone", and the previous two options  can help you clone OS and recovery partition.

  • Strong compatibility: It supports all branded SSDs, whether PCIe, NVME or SATA, including Samsung, HP, SanDisk, WD, Intel etc. Also, it can be used to clone hard drive with different size in Windows 7/8/.1/10/XP/Vista, even from a larger HDD to smaller SSD. 

  • Various problem-solving features: It allows you to optimize SSD performance with 4k technology, clone all sectors of the old disk with "Sector by sector clone", fix cloned hard drive show wrong size issue by "Edit Partitions". 

Step by Step Guide: Clone OS and Recovery Partition to Samsung SSD

Here you will clone HDD to SSD including the recovery partition with AOMEI Backupper Professional. Before that, you need to make some preparations:

Prepare a SSD disk and install it on your computer. If your computer is a laptop, you need to prepare a USB-to-SATA cable to connect for cloning.
◆ Initialize the traget disk in the disk management if If it's not initialzed.
Check disk space on both disk. Logically, the target disk needs to be larger than or equal to the source disk, which refers to used space. Other, the cloning process may fail.
◆ Backup files in advance if there are any important data. Because the target disk will be overwritten finally.

Then, let's get started to perform Samsung SSD clone recovery partition, you can use the steps below as reference. 

Step 1. Click the download button below to install this software and launch it. Then, you can see its concise interface and click "Clone" -> "Disk Clone" subsequently. 

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Choose Disk Clone

◆ You can clone MBR disk to GPT disk without converting partition style, and vice versa. 
◆ To clone only system partition and recovery partition, you can use "System Clone" feature. Note that this way only works when your hard drive and Samsung SSD have the same partition style, MBR to MBR, for example.

Step 2. Select the old drive of your computer as source disk and then the Samsung SSD as destination disk. 

Select Mbr Disk

Step 3. Tick "SSD Alignment" to accelerate the reading and writting speed of SSD disk if you are cloning HDD to SSD. Then, click "Start Clone" to clone recovery partition to SSD.

Samsung SSD Clone Recovery Partition

◆ “Sector by sector clone”: This feature will clone every bytes of the disk contaning recovery partition, which will take a lot of time and disk space.
◆ "Edit Partitions": This feature is to make full use of unallocated space on the target disk by adding unallocated space to all partition or manually adjusting the partition size.
◆ This software only supports cloning hard drive in Windows 10/8/7 etc. If you want to clone hard drive in Windows Server 2012 or other server system, you could use AOMEI Backupper Server.

Over to You

With the best Samsung SSD cloning software AOMEI Backupper, you can easily perform Samsung SSD clone recovery partition. It provides two options, you can choose to clone hard drive including recovery partition with "Disk Clone", or simply clone OS and recovery partition with "System Clone". And you can use it to clone Dell recovery partition to SSD as well.

In addition, it is still a free backup software, which can help you protect your system and data continuously  by its complete backup solutions. For example, you can create backup of boot disk in Windows 10 and then restore the backup image to new hard drive or SSD when your computer crashes or the hard disk damaged. No matter what your needs are, it can do you a big favor, please download it to have a try right now.