By Dervish / Last Updated November 14, 2022

About Crucial SSD

Crucial SSD

Crucial SSD are famous among solid state drives, and are very popular out of their large volume and good properties. Like all other SSD, every Crucial SSD stores information on a little chip, which makes data on it can be read and written faster than on any HDD with moving parts working.

Back before, Crucial developed and manufactured flash memory technology since the earliest day of solid state drive, so as time goes by Crucial SSD are more than reliability, it is the history of SSD. When your computer with a Crucial SSD in, it boots in a second, loads applications instantly, and the whole process of data accessing is just like flipping a light switch. Besides, Crucial SSD are much durable beyond your imagination.

Since Crucial SSD are with so many good properties, upgrading HDD to SSD Crucial is a necessity to improve performance. But considering the annoyance of re-installing an operating system or applications and the pain of losing any important information, software being capable of migrating data is needed.

Powerful Crucial SSD data migration software

We recommend you a free Crucial SSD data migration software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. With it, you can clone the entire disk from the old drive to the Crucial SSD without losing data. In this way, you can maintain every old data including the personal files, the application you installed, the setting, etc.

Next, we’ll show you how to migrate all data to Crucial SSD through disk cloning.

Notes:
The free Standard version supports clone data disk. If you want to clone system disk (including OS), please upgrade to advanced Professional Edition.   
After upgrading, you can also try migrate OS to Crucial SSD, which can clone only the OS partition and related partition to the Crucial SSD while other data is saved on the old hard drive.

How to transfer data to Crucial SSD with Crucial SSD clone software

★Tips:
Plug in your new Crucial SSD and make sure it can be detected by the computer.
Before transferring, you may need to initialize the SSD, and AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you both initialize the new Crucial SSD and copy the old hard drive to the Crucial SSD.

Then, free download this Crucial data transfer software and follow the steps below:

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Step 1. Install and run the Crucial clone tool. On the main interface, go to All Tools > Disk Clone Wizard.

Step 2. Here is a pop-up window, and we recommend you use “Clone Disk Quickly”, which will clone only used space to save copy time and storage space. Then, click Next.

Tip: “Sector-by-Sector Clone” will copy all sectors no matter it is used or not. It will take more time and occupy more space on the target disk, accordingly. This way can help you to clone BitLocker drive or clone hard drive with bad sector.

Step 3. Choose the source old disk as your source disk. Then, click on Next button.

Step 4. Select your target disk. Here, since you copy the old disk to Crucial SSD, you should tick the box before “Optimize the performance of SSD”, which can improve the performance of your Crucial SSD. Click Next.

Step 5. You can edit your Crucial SSD here. Resizing the partition as you want by click the options. (The Crucial SSD can be larger or smaller than your old drive as long as it is equal or larger than the data size of your old drive.)

Step 5. It will give you a note on how to boot your computer from the Crucial SSD.

Step 6.  You will be back to the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant, and then click “Apply” to implement the operation.

After the process is over, if you cloned a system disk and need to keep both the HDD and Crucial SSD on the computer, you may need to enter the BIOS to set Crucial SSD as the boot drive.

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Conclusion

As you see, you can use the Crucial SSD data migration software (AOMEI Partition Assistant) to transfer all data to Crucial SSD within several steps to upgrade your old drive without OS & apps reinstallation. If you are running Windows Server, you can turn to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.