By AOMEI / Last Updated November 2, 2020

Why you need a (Corsair) SSD?

SSDs (Solid State Drives) can bring you fast speed of loading program and writing data. Unlike traditional HDDs (hard disk drives), SSDs don’t have moving parts and also are much better in almost every aspect, such as, using less power, being cooler and more durable, etc. Most importantly, SSDs are with super fast random-access times. Comparing to a hard drive that reads data by physically moving a magnetic head to a specific part of rotating platter and takes around 17ms, an SSD reads data through its memory chip and takes less than 0.1ms. Now, are you amazed at the truth? But still you should think it over:

Firstly, make sure that you indeed need an SSD, for example, you have a computer for years of usage and have a traditional HDD, or you already have an SSD but without enough capacity to store new data. Here, upgrading an HDD to an SSD will surprise you for the fast speed, and replacing an old SSD with a new one may make no speed difference until you’re writing huge files every single day. Secondly, when you decide to own an SSD, you have to choose the right size. Usually, an SSD with larger capacity tends to be faster than an SSD with smaller capacity, because much of an SSD’s speed advantage comes from parallelization.

Corsair SSD and Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit

So, when you decide to upgrade the HDD to SSD, or replace the smaller SSD with a larger one, the hard drive cloning software: Corsair SSD Cloning kit, which can makes it easy to upgrade your hard drive or solid-state drive to a larger drive. It includes a cable for connecting a 2.5", SSD or notebook hard drive to a USB port, and automated software for copying hard drive data. You have to pay for this cloning kit. If you want a free Corsair SSD Cloning Kit alternative, then you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

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This freeware can clone SSD, HDD, SD card, USB flash drive and other hard drives to another disk. If the source disk is a boot hard drive, then the destination will be bootable as well. Besides, it has “Clone Disk Quickly” and “Sector by Sector Clone” copying methods. The former one clones only used sectors to the target disk, making it easy to clone larger drive to smaller drive. The second method clone both used and unused sectors to the destination disk and it allows you to clone BitLocker Encrypted hard drive.

How does the free Corsair SSD Cloning Kit Alternative work?

To clone disk via the free alternative to Corsair SSD and HDD Cloning Kit, you just need to follow the subsequent steps.

Before proceeding:
1. Back up important data on the destination hard drive since all the content will be erased during the cloning process.
2. The AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard only supports cloning system disk from MBR to MBR. To clone MBR-based system disk to GPT, GPT to MBR or GPT to GPT, you need to upgrade to Professional. If you clone non-system disk, just ignore this restriction.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Right Click the drive you’re going to clone, and click “Disk Clone” at the left pane.

Disk Copy

Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose a proper cloning method. Then, click “Next” to continue.

Clone Method

Step 3. Select the Corsair SSD as destination disk, and tick the box before “Optimize the performance of SSD”to improve the performance of your Corsair SSD. Click Next.

Select Destination Disk

Step 4. You can edit your Corsair SSD here. Resizing the partition as you want by clicking the options.

Edit Disk

Step 5.There is a note for how to boot your computer from the destination disk. After reading, click “Finish” to back the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant, and don’t forget to click “Apply” > "Proceed" to implement the operation.



Actually, AOMEI Partition Assistant is more than an alternative of Corsair SSD cloning kit, which will meet your requirements in many respects. For example, it can convert MBR and GPT without deleting partitions, copy a partition to another drive, migrate OS to SSD, make a bootable media for OS repair and more. If you are using Windows Server, you can try the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.