By AOMEI / Last Updated June 4, 2020

About Crucial SSD

Crucial SSDs are famous among solid state drives, and are very popular out of their large volume and good properties. Like all other SSDs, 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 SSDs are more than reliability, it is the history of SSD. When your computer with a Crucial SSD in, it boots in second, loads applications instantly, and the whole process of data accessing is just like flipping a light switch. Besides, Crucial SSDs are much durable beyond your imagination.

Free data migration software for Crucial SSD

Since Crucial SSDs are with so many good properties, upgrading an old hard drive to a Crucial SSD is a necessity so as 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.

Here, we recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, a free Crucial SSD data migration software, which is so powerful with an easy-to-use interface and supports all Windows editions including Windows 10/8/8.1/7, XP and Vista. With AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can migrate OS to Crucial SSD, if it’s the operating system that you want to keep only. Or you can copy your entire old drive on Crucial SSD; in this way, you can maintain every old data including the OS, the application you installed, the setting, etc. Next, we’ll show you how to migrate all data to Crucial SSD through disk cloning.

Note: When system disk, the free Standard version supports only MBR to MBR. If you want to clone system disk from MBR to GPT, or GPT to MBR/GPT, please upgrade to advanced Professional edition.

How to: Transfer data to Crucial SSD without OS & apps reinstallation

Before moving all things on your source disk to Crucial SSD via copying disk, you need to prepare your Crucial SSD first. You may need to initialize the new Crucial SSD, and AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you both initialize your new Crucial SSD and copy the old hard drive to the Crucial SSD. Plug in your new Crucial SSD and make sure it can be detected by the computer. Free download this Crucial SSD data transfer software and follow the steps below:

Step 1. Install and run the cloning software for Crucial SSD. 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 copy only used space so as to save copy time and storage space. Then, click Next.

Tip: the “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 encrypted hard 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 gives you a note on how to boot your computer from the destination disk. After reading, please click “Finish” to back to the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant, and then click “Apply” to implement the operation.

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 so as to upgrade your old drive without OS & apps reinstallation. Why not do it now!