By Lily / Last update August 26, 2015

Migrate Windows 8 to SSD for Better Performance

We all know that our computer normally works with HDD (Hard Disk Drive), as we can see the local disks, the drive letter C:, D:, E:, F:, which are hard drive disk. The data will be stored on it. HDD is a metal platter with magnetic coating. When it spinning, the data can be read and written. However, because of this construction, HDD may broke if it was suffering a heavy shock. Besides, working with HDD will make some noise because of the spinning. What’s worse, HDD works slow.

In order to optimize your Windows 8 computer’s performance, migrating Windows 8 from HDD to SSD could be the best way. SSD (Solid State Drive) is a kind of storage disk which made by solid state electronic storage chip. Its memory chip consists of flash chip and DRAM chip. Compared with HDD, it has many obvious advantages.

  • it stores data on the memory chip, so there is no spinning noise.
  • the data will be safer on the SSD.
  • SSD can work under more serious environment. The SSD can work normal between -10 to 70℃ while HDD can only work between 5 to 50℃.

What’s more, the data on SSD will be read and written faster than HDD. The computer will perform better.

How to Migrate Windows 8/8.1 to SSD?

Once you want to replace HDD with SSD to improve your computer’s performance, you’d better move the Windows 8/8.1 to the SSD. This could save a lot of trouble. After all, you don’t need to install a system again. Transfer Windows 8/8.1 to SSD, you’d better use a third party software like AOMEI Backupper.

Migrate Windows 8/8.1 to SSD with AOMEI Backupper

With the help of AOMEI Backupper, transfer Windows 8/8.1 to SSD will be very simple and easy. The friendly interface is easy to use. Here is the step by step guide of how to migrate Windows to SSD. It is not only suitable for Windows 8/8.1, but also Windows 10/7/Vista/XP.

You can clone Windows 8 to the SSD to make it.

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Professional. Click “Clone” to open the clone main interface. Select “System Clone”.

System Clone

Step2. The system has been already selected in default, so you will reach the following interface. Select the destination disk, the SSD you prepared before. Click Next.

Destination Partition

Step3. It will pop-up a window to ask “Are you sure to continue the operation?”. You need conform the information, and if there is no problem, click “Yes” and “Next” again.


Step4. You will move to the “Operation Summary”. Click “Start Clone” to start the process.

Start Clone


There are two options which are “Sector by sector clone” and “Align partition to optimize for SSD”. “Sector by sector clone” means it will clone every byte of the system no matter it has been used or not. It will take more time and occupy more space. “Align partition to optimize for SSD” means it will optimize the performance of SSD automatically after cloning. You can use them by picking the box.

Step5. When the progress reaches 100%, click “Finish” to end up it.

In addition, migrate Windows 8/8.1 to SSD with AOMEI Backupper, you can finish the job in a few steps. Here you just only migrate the system to SSD, you can also move the whole disk to SSD, just select Disk Clone at the step1, the following steps is similar with system clone.