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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 this user, 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 sometimes. In addition, some users say the cloned recovery partition is not working.
In order to clone OS and recovery partition simultaneously, you need a trusted 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 to clone only OS and recovery partition.
Then, get more about this software and start to clone recovery partition to Samsung SSD with it.
Best Samsung SSD Cloning Software in Windows 11/10/8/7
AOMEI Backupper Professional, the best SSD cloning software for Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP, 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 to SSD, etc. Thanks to its clear interface and user-friendly design, all users even novices can operate like professionals.
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 along with recovery partition.
💙 Strong compatibility
It supports all kinds of SSDs, whether PCIe, NVMe or SATA, and it supports various brands, including Samsung, HP, SanDisk, WD, Intel, etc. Also, it can be used to clone hard drive with different size, even from a larger HDD to a smaller SSD.
💙 Various problem-solving features
It allows you to optimize SSD performance with 4K partition alignment technology, clone all sectors of the old disk with "Sector by sector clone", and fix cloned hard drive showing wrong size issue by "Edit Partitions".
Click the button below to download and install this software on your PC. (P.S.: The clone feature can only be demonstrated in the trial version. To execute the operation, please upgrade to full version.)
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:
◆ Install Samsung SSD on your computer. If your computer is a laptop, you need a USB-to-SATA cable to connect it for cloning.
◆ Initialize the target disk in Windows Disk Management if it's not initialized.
◆ Check disk space on both disks. Make sure the target disk has enough space to store all data on the source disk, or the cloning process will fail.
◆ Backup files in advance if there are any important data on the target disk, 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. Launch AOMEI Backupper. Then, you can see its concise interface and click "Clone" -> "Disk Clone" subsequently.
Note: To clone only system partition and recovery partition, you can use the "System Clone" feature.
Step 2. Select the old drive of your computer as source disk and then the Samsung SSD as destination disk. It's OK if the two disks have different partition styles. You can clone MBR disk to GPT disk and vice versa without effort.
Step 3. Tick "SSD Alignment" to accelerate the reading and writing speed of the Samsung SSD. Then, click "Start Clone" to clone all partitions including recovery partition to SSD.
◆ “Sector By Sector Clone”: This feature will clone every byte of the source disk, which will take more time and disk space than the default "Intelligent Clone".
◆ "Edit Partitions": This feature is to make full use of disk space on the target disk by adding unallocated space to all partitions or manually adjusting the partition size.
◆ The Standard edition only supports PC systems. If you want to clone hard drive in Windows Server 2012 or other server systems, 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 entire 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 HP/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 with 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 is damaged. No matter what your needs are, it can do you a big favor. Please download it to have a try right now.