By Lily / Last update November 16, 2021

Why need to transfer OS from SSD to new SSD?

Unlike hard disk drive, SSD (Solid State Drive) has no moving parts and stores information in microchip, which makes it much faster and more durable. Besides, SSD works without noise allowing to read and write all day long and the data storage integrity will be maintained for a long time. 

Since you already have an SSD and enjoy the good performance of it, you’d like to transfer OS to a new SSD instead of an HDD if a bigger drive is needed or years of usage requiring a disk upgrade.

To do so, you may think of backing up and restoring, but this is superfluous. Therefore, we suggest you transfer OS from SSD to new SSD with reliable data migration software. In this way, you don’t have to re-install Windows.

Best OS migration software for Windows 7/8/10/11

Here, AOMEI Backupper Professional is the professional software to help you transfer OS from SSD to SSD. Following are the highlights of this clone utility:

  • It offers three clone modes to meet your different needs, including System Clone, Disk Clone, and Partition Clone.
  • It supports all editions of Windows (32 bit and 64 bit of Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP). 
  • This cloning software is fully compatible with Samsung SSDs, Western Digital SSDs, Toshiba SSDs, Crucial SSDs and all the other popular SSD brands, regardless of NVMe or SATA interface.

How to transfer OS from SSD to SSD step by step

Before your migration: Insert your new SSD into computer and make sure it can be detected. For a laptop, you need an external enclosure or adapter to connect SSD to your laptop.

1. Click the download button below to install and launch the OS migration software. 

Download Free Trial Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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2. Select “System Clone” under “Clone” tab.

Choose System Clone

Tip: If you want to clone hard drive to SSD or clone SSD to larger SSD, select "Disk Clone" to clone all contents on it.

3. Select the new SSD disk as the destination path and the program will automatically select the source drives that need to be migrated. Then click "Next" to continue.

Choose Destination Partition

Tip: If the new SSD is not empty, the program will prompt you all partitions on the SSD will be deleted. Click "OK" to continue if you have already backed up important files beforehand.

4. Here is the operation preview which shows you the OS drives will be transferred to SSD. At the lower-left corner, "SSD Alignment" is highly recommended to accelerate your new SSD’s write/read speed. Then, click "Start Clone".

System Clone Preview Align Checked

Tip: "Make full use of disk space" will be available if the new SSD is larger than the old SSD. "Sector by sector clone" is also optional to clone every byte.

5. When the process is done, click “Finish” to exit.

This software can still be used to migrate OS to smaller SSD as long as the destination disk can hold all data on the original system drive(s), including the operating system, system settings, installed apps and personal files, etc.

Now, you could transfer OS from SSD to new SSD by yourself. One last thing, please shut down your computer after finishing.

>> For a laptop, swap your old SSD for the new SSD.

>> For a desktop, you can still use the old SSD as a secondary drive for backup and storage. Just change boot order in BIOS to boot from the new SSD.