With the progress and development of science and technology, solid state disk (SSD) is the best option for computer hard disk upgrade. Usually, SSD disk is used to promote the performance of a computer, including the boot hard drive or secondary storage device.
Toshiba SSD is a popular brand of hard disk and attract many users worldwide. And Toshiba offer you the specific SSD and HDD cloning software - Toshiba SSD utility and NTI Echo to help you maintain, monitor and tune your Toshiba SSD.
I have a Toshiba 128GB SATA m.2 SSD and now I need to clone it into a Samsung 970 EVO 250GB NVMe m.2 SSD. The problem is that I only have a single M.2 NVMe slot.
The Toshiba SSD contains OS (Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit), thus the cloned hard drive must be bootable.
I can plug the Toshiba SSD into as a USB drive.
I have a USB drive that contains a backup of Toshiba SSD.
My PC had a DVD drive.
That’s all what I want to say. How can I clone my SSD drive instead of using NTI Echo and SSD utility? Thanks in advance.”
Why people not use Toshiba SSD Cloning Software?
As we all known, hard disk manufacturers provides the specialized cloning software in most cases, as well as Toshiba. You can get the cloning software on their website or on a CD/DVD comes with the hard disk. Toshiba SSD is a reliable and secure hard disk to use, and provides a copy of NTI Echo to migrate data to Toshiba SSD drive. Also, you can use Toshiba SSD utility.
Both of them can migrate data for Windows Vista/XP/7/8/8.1/10/11. However, this Toshiba SSD cloning software doesn't support other manufacturer's drives. For most of users, it’s kind of disappointed.
Besides, there are some complain in the forums. Taking the NTI Echo cloning tool as an example: it has some problems to clone the hard drive after upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, try to repair this issue but still cannot transfer the data of hard disk;
or something like that: the cloning process stopped when I clone Windows 10 to my Toshiba SSD, I have to restart my computer, but it just can’t restart with a message stating “NTI is starting, bla bla bla…”, after this, it tried to restart again, and again and again. That is to say, the cloning process failed and cloned SSD won’t boot.
Best Toshiba SSD Migration Software
In view of that, you need the best Toshiba SSD migration software instead of using NTI Echo or Toshiba SSD utility. And here, I highly recommend you the professional data migration software AOMEI Backupper Professional, which is common used by most of users because of its powerful cloning functions and data restore features.
It allows you to migrate data to Toshiba SSD drive and vice versa. And it’s more flexible and easy to clone data than Toshiba specialized migration tool. Besides, AOMEI Bakcupper supports the Windows Operating system, including Windows Vista/XP/7/8/8.1/10/11 (all editions, 32 bit & 64 bit).
More so, AOMEI Backupper Professional support all brand of SSDs, including Toshiba, Samsung, Kingston, Dell, etc. Within AOMEI Backupper Professional, you can clone Toshiba SSD to another SSD, clone Samsung SSD to another SSD, clone intel SSD to another SSD, and so on.
Clone Hard Disk to Toshiba SSD without Losing Data
In order to clone hard disk to Toshiba SSD drive, you need to download AOMEI Backupper Professional to have a go, and it’s small and easy to operate. Next, we are going to introduce the detailed steps about how to do this clone:
Tip: if you don’t have a backup image for Toshiba SSD, you need to create a system image backup or disk image backup. There is possibility that your hard drive will not boot after cloning.
Step 1. Connect the new Toshiba SSD drive and make sure it can be detected.
Step 2. Install and launch the best Toshiba SSD cloning software - AOMEI Backupper Professional in Windows 7/8/10/11, select Clone on the left side panel of the main window, then click Disk Clone.
Step 3. Select a hard drive as source disk to clone. Then hit Next>> to continue.
Step 4. Choose Toshiba SSD drive as destination disk to save the data of source disk, and then press Next>>.
Step 5. Tick SSD Alignment to optimize the performance of the destination SSD if you are cloning HDD to SSD. Then, click Start Clone to migrate data to from HDD to Toshiba SSD.
Edit Partitions is a great option, especially when you clone disk to larger disk. In this situation, an extra space out of the source disk will be left as an unallocated space and you cannot use it before you add unallocated space to C drive or D drive.
Tick Sector by sector clone to copy all the sectors on source disk whether the sector is in use or not. Thus, make sure the space on Toshiba SSD drive is larger than the capacity of source disk, at least equal to the latter. Please make in mind that this process will take longer.
AOMEI Backupper also applied to other brands of hard drive, like Samsung, Western Digital, Kington, Adata, Seagate, Buffalo, etc.
Now, you have transferred data from HDD to Toshiba SSD successfully with Toshiba SSD cloning software in Windows 7/8/10/11. If the source disk you cloned is the boot hard drive on your computer, you should set the Toshiba SSD drive as first boot device in BIOS after cloning operation completed.
In addition,if your computer does not have one or more extra slot, you can also create a system backup or disk backup with AOMEI Bakcupper and then restore system when the computer Operating System corrupted. Of course,you are allowed to move partition to another location, like USB drive, SD card, network share, NAS, etc.
In AOMEI Backupper, there is a special feature called Real-time sync for files transfer. Real-time files or foders synchronization is aimed to sync files in real time, no matter when it changes.
This software can also be regarded as OCZ SSD clone software. If you want to clone HDD to OCZ SSD, you try it with the same steps above.
Now, you have transferred data from HDD to Toshiba SSD successfully with Toshiba SSD cloning software in Windows 7/8/10. If the source disk you cloned is the boot hard drive on your computer, you should set the Toshiba SSD drive as first boot device in BIOS after cloning operation completed.
NTI Echo and SSD utility are Toshiba SSD cloning software provided by Toshiba, which can help you clone SSD and HDD. However, if you want to Clone Toshiba SSD to another SSD, such as, Dell, Intel, Samsung, it will not work.
If you want to clone other SSDs or you fail to clone with Toshiba NTI Echo and SSD utility, you can use AOMEI Backupper Professional. It can recognize all kinds of SSDs and allows you to clone the recognized SSD disk.
This software is very friendly, because it provides different version of SSD clone software depending on your technique level and the operating system you are using. For common users, you can use AOMEI Backupper Standard or Professional. For advanced users, you can consider AOMEI Backupper Tech or Tech Plus. For server users, you can think about AOMEI Backupper Server.
Download the corresponding version and try it yourself.