By Ailsa / Last Updated May 15, 2020

Acronis Migrate Easy Can't Move Data

Maybe you have seen Acronis Migrate Easy not working issues in forums: “I want to clone OS on my old HDD to the new SSD in Windows 8. My old HDD is 500GB; the SSD is 256GB and formatted with NTFS, it’s connected to my computer using SATA port. I launch Acronis Migrate Easy to clone, the old HDD is not listed when select the old hard drive, but the next step shown when asking for the destination drive. If I select automatic, I got the error: Acronis Migrate Easy failed to move your data because your new hard drive does not have enough free space to complete the operation. Please help”. Or question like that the cloning process completed without transferring data when I use Acronis Migrate Easy to clone drive on my computer.

Maybe you could check your HDD using the CHKDSK command for errors, or make sure your SSD/HDD destination drive can accept the data of source disk. Although Acronis Migrate Easy is a paid software, so many issues while cloning. Acronis Migrate Easy isn’t the ideal option to transfer data in Windows 7/8/10, it will go wrong sometimes when clone data or migrate data to a SSD disk.

Considering these situations, it’s necessary to try a better way to copy data. That is the Acronis Migrate Easy free alternative - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

Migrate OS with Acronis Migrate Easy Free Alternative

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is the best free alternative to Acronis Migrate Easy software, provides the advanced operations of partition, such as resize partition, merge partitions, and also brings disk copy, partition recovery, make bootable media, rebuild MBR and so on; it highly recommended by users because of the simple operations. Searching on the Internet for programs like Acronis Migrate Easy could also work, it depends on you.

Download AOMEI Partition Assistant, and install. The below text is the detail about how to migrate OS to SSD, here we go:

Step1: Launch the Acronis Migrate Easy alternative-AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, select "Migrate OS to SSD" under the left "Wizards" column.

Migrate OS to SSD

Step2: In next window, click "Next". Then select unallocated space on Disk2. Besides, tick "I want to delete all partitions on this disk 2 to migrate system to the disk" to generate an unallocated space. Then press" Next".

Migrate OS

Select Unallocated Space on SSD

Tips: If you don’t want to delete all partitions on destination disk, you could resize or delete a partition to get one, make sure the size of unallocated space is enough.

Step3: Resize the new partition by dragging the double arrow to adjust the size and the location, select a drive letter for new partition. Then hit "Next".

Resize Partition

Step4: There is a note you should know how to boot OS from SSD/HDD drive, make sure you have noticed, and then hit "Finish".

Boot OS

Step5: Preview the "Pending Operations", and migrate OS to SSD by clicking "Apply".


Now, the operations of migrating OS to SSD are completed. After you migrating OS to SSD, you should set the boot order in BIOS to boot from SSD disk.

AOMEI Partition Assistant have repaired the Acronis Migrate Easy does not work issues, and it’s the best Acronis Migrate Easy free alternative. By the way, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can only migrate OS from MBR disk to MBR SSD or disk. Fortunately, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional provides more advanced features like Migrate OS from GPT disk to GPT/MBR SSD or disk, convert system disk between GPT and MBR, allocate free space from one to another and many more, you can have a try.