Why do you need SanDisk clone software?
SSD, the abbreviation of solid state drive, stores data with a little chip. It has a faster read and write speed than the traditional HDD. Among all brand SSDs, SanDisk SSD is popular due to its outstanding performance and strong compatibility with Windows OS.
At present, you just get one new SanDisk SSD to replace the old hard drive for better performance. You may need to clone HDD to SanDisk SSD, or clone smaller SanDisk SSD to a larger one. Whatever the purpose, you need one SanDisk clone software to help you finish the job.
Actually, there are quite a few tools in the market that offers disk cloning, but some of them are paid software. Here in this guide, we collect three feel SanDisk clone software that can achieve the goal. You can first read and then pick the right one you prefer. Here we go.
SanDisk cloning software 1 - AOMEI Backupper Standard
AOMEI Backupper Standard is a powerful SanDisk clone software that we will introduce first. It offers you three types of cloning. Disk Clone, System Clone (available in Professional edition), Partition Clone. You can select one according to your requests.
It can help you clone smaller SanDisk SSD to a larger one, or clone HDD to SanDisk SSD. With the Intelligent Clone feature, you can copy only the used part which makes it possible to clone larger drive to smaller SSD.
Besides, it is not only one SanDisk cloning software but also a comprehensive backup & restore software. It can help you backup your system, entire hard drive, individual partition, and selected files.
Example: clone HDD to SanDisk SSD with AOMEI Backupper
Step 1. Download its free edition AOMEI Backupper Standard. Install and launch it. To clone the entire hard drive to SanDisk SSD, select Disk Clone option under the Clone section.
✽ This version only supports cloning system disk MBR to MBR. If you want to clone GPT system disk to GPT, migrate MBR to GPT, or GPT to MBR, you could consider upgrading to AOMEI Backupper Professional.
✽ If you don't know both disk types, you could consider checking it in Disk Management. If both of them are MBR disks, you can clone HDD to SanDisk SSD for free.
- 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).
Step 2. Then, you can follow the guidance to select the source disk.
Step 3. Select the SanDisk SSD as the destination disk.
Step 4. After selecting the source disk and destination disk, you need confirm the operations. Here we highly recommend you tick “SSD Alignment” to improve the SanDisk SSD’s performance automatically. Click Start Clone to begin.
✽ You can also edit partitions (supported by the Professioanl version) on the destination disk so that you can use it with the best statement. Otherwise, you can resize partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant latter.
- Copy without resizing partitions: It will not resize the partition size.
- Add unused space to all partitions: It will reallocate the unallocated space to each partition of the target disk, appropriate for the disk size.
- Manually adjust partition size: It allows you to extend unallocated space to any partition on the destination disk you want.
- Convert the destination disk from MBR to GPT: It helps to convert the partition style of the destination disk if it is different from the source disk.
✽ You can clone every bytes from HDD to SSD, just tick the box before “Sector by sector clone”. But you need prepare a SanDisk SSD at least equal to the source disk.
✽ After cloning system disk to SanDisk SSD, you need to replace old disk with the SSD or change boot order in BIOS to let computer boot from SanDisk SSD successfully.
✽ Beisdes SanDisk cloning software, this software is still a M.2 SSD cloner, thus you can use it to clone M.2 SSD to M.2 SSD, migrate Windows 10 to M.2 SSD, etc.
SanDisk cloning software 2 - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free and reliable hard drive partition manager as well as one SanDisk SSD clone software that allows users to perform SanDisk SSD cloning. It allows you to clone the entire hard drive to another one as well as just migrate OS to SSD or HDD. Now download this free tool to learn how to clone SSD to SSD drive.
Example: clone smaller SSD to larger SSD
Step 1. Install and open the tool. Click on Disk Copy Wizard in the left All Tools.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, select SSD clone method, Copy Disk Quickly or Sector-by-sector Copy.
Step 3. Select the smaller SSD as source disk and select the larger SSD as target disk. Remember to check Optimize the performance of SSD to align SSD partition automatically.
Step 4. Edit partitions on target SSD, select one of them based on your needs.
Step 5. Click Apply > Proceed to execute pending operations.
SanDisk cloning software 3 - Apricorn EZ Gig IV
The last one we will introduce is EZ Gig IV cloning software. This software is widely used for upgrading HDD to SSD and creating bootable CD. But to use EZ Gig, you might as well use one of Apricorn’s latest products at the same time, including Drivewire, EZ Upgrade, Velocity Solo or SATA Wire, SATA Wire 3.0. Otherwise, EZ Gig may not work.
Example: clone HDD to SSD
Step 1. Connect the SanDisk SSD to your computer first. Make sure it can be detected by the cloning software (the new SanDisk SSD will not be displayed in Windows Explore, however, the cloning software will recognize it). Launch the EZ Gig IV, you can finish it in three simple ways. Select the source disk first.
Step 2. Then, select the destination disk.
Step 3. Here you can use the Data Select tool to deselect files from cloning so that you can clone from large HDD to smaller SSD. Finally, click Start Cloneto make it.
Those three pieces of SanDisk SSD clone software have their own advantages. All three tools can help you clone SanDisk SSD to a larger one as well as clone HDD to SanDisk SSD.
If you also want a backup tool for your PC, then AOMEI Backupper can be a good choice because it’s also a comprehensive backup tool. If you also want a tool to manage and partition your hard drive, then AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can help you. If you are using one of Apricorn’s latest products, then you can have a try at EZ Gig IV.