How to Clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD within Few Clicks?

You can clone 128GB SSD to 256GB SSD to transfer everything including OS on your current 128GB SSD to new larger 256 SSD, thus you can replace 128GB SSD without reinstallation.


By Bryce / Updated on June 12, 2024

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Need to upgrade to a larger SSD

“With more and more applications and data saved on my current 128 SSD, the capacity of it is not enough. Thus, I have purchased a 256GB Samsung SSD and intend to replace 128GB SSD with it. To save the time of kinds of programs and Windows 10 operating system, I want to clone 128GB to 256GB SSD. Is there any detailed guide? How can I perform this task without failure?”

Employ reliable and powerful cloning software

By cloning a 128GB SSD, you may create a replica of it on the destination SSD, allowing you to do SSD upgrades without reinstalling. It is critical to utilize correct cloning software when cloning an SSD that has Windows with a safe boot.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which is compatible with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, XP, and Vista, is a nice pick. Its "Disk Clone Wizard" feature can not only effortlessly and securely clone the complete existing SSD (including hidden partitions) to a new larger SSD, but it can also clone larger HDD to smaller SSD (e.g. clone 1TB HDD to 500GB SSD). Its user-friendly and compact visual also makes it incredibly simple to use.

Detailed tutorial: Clone128GB SSD to 256GB SSD

Before SSD to SSD clone operation:
▪ Install the new 256GB SSD to your computer. If you need to clone SSD on a laptop, a USB-to-SATA adapter might be necessary.
▪ If there is any important data on the target SSD, back up them in advance.
▪ Free download, install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.
Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, click "Clone" in the main interface and select "Clone Disk".

Disk Copy

Step 2. Choose the hard disk that you need to clone as the source disk and click "Next".

Copy Disk in Windows 10 Quickly

Step 3. Select the destination disk to store the data on the source disk, and then click "Next".

Seleect Destination Disk

Step 4. Then, you can check the source and destination disk in the next window or change to “Sector to Sector clone”, and click the "Confirm" button to continue if there is no problem.

Edit Disk

Here, you can also click the "Settings" button to adjust the partition size on the destination disk or tick "4k alignment" to improve the reading and writing speed of SSD if the target disk is an SSD drive.


Step 5. At last, click "Apply" and "Proceed" in the main interface to start cloning the hard drive.


 To boot from cloned SSD in success, you can shut down your computer, replace old SSD with cloned SSD, or change boot order in BIOS.
 When it comes to cloning system SSD, AOMEI Partition Assistant supports only MBR to MBR; for cloning the MBR system to GPT or GPT to MBR/GPT, you need to upgrade to the Professional version.
 All the above steps about how to clone the current 128GB SSD to the new 256GB SSD can be applied to clone 128GB to 500GB, clone 256GB to 500GB, and so on.


Whether you want to clone SSD to larger SSD or clone HDD to smaller SSD, you can turn to AOMEI Partition Assistant. Apart from cloning the whole disk, it can copy specific data partitions or migrate OS to another disk, satisfying different cloning requirements.

What’s more, it is very helpful in managing partitions. It enables you to extend the C drive with non-contiguous unallocated space, convert NTFS to FAT32 without data loss and convert MBR into GPT without deleting, etc.

Bryce · Staff Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.