By Ivy / Last update October 25, 2021

What is SSD?

SSD is the short for Solid-State Drive or Solid-State Disk. SSD is a drive that uses non-volatile memory as a means of storing and accessing data, much like computer RAM (Random Access Memory). Unlike a hard drive, a SSD has no moving parts, which gives it advantages such as accessing stored information faster, no noise, often move reliable, and consuming less power.

Samsung SSD 860 EVO

Why create an image of SSD?

Data is not only the core of any financial company customers but also the significant asset for home users. Important data that stores on your SSD - like your critical work documents or personal pictures deserve a great backup strategy to protect unexpected SSD failure. So backup your SSD is a necessity. But how to backup your SSD? A disk image contains the contents of entire disks, including the contents and structure of a disk volume. So create an image of SSD can save all data on your SSD in case of any loss.

How to create an image of SSD easily

To create an image of SSD is to clone your SSD to another hard drive. Which is the best tool for creating an image of SSD? First of all, the tool should have the capability of disk clone. Besides, its user interface should be intellectual so that even a new user could learn the operation easily. And what customers care much is the cost of the tool. In their mind, they call for the lowest time, money and energy cost. 

There is a perfect software - AOMEI Backupper Standard which meets all requirements mentioned above. It is an easy to use software which can realize disk clone in a time saving and energy saving way. What’s more, you can complete the manipulation with this software for free. So AOMEI Backupper is your best choice when creating an image of SSD.

Then let us learn the detail of creating an image of SSD. We use an external hard drive as the destination path for instance.

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Preparations: Download SSD cloning freeware - AOMEI Backupper Standard, install it. Plug the SSD into your computer by a SATA (Serial ATA) interface, then insert the external hard drive using an available USB port. 

Step 1.  Launch AOMEI Backupper, select Disk Clone under the Clone option.

Disk Clone

Step 2. Select SSD (Disk0) as the source disk.

Select Source Disk

Step 3. Select the external hard drive(Disk 2) as the destination path of the image of SSD.

Select Destination Disk

Step 4. Click Start Clone to begin the clone. When the clone is done, click Finish.

Start Clone


● Make sure that your external hard drive has enough space for the image of SSD, or the operation would not success.

●You can also use AOMEI Backupper’s Disk Backup utility to create an image of SSD.

●You can have a clear confirmation about the operation after you select the destination path. You can choose the way you want to do about your image of SSD. And if anything is not right, you can back to the wrong place to correct the mistakes.