How to Transfer Program from SATA SSD to NVMe SSD without Losing Data

This post will provide you with powerful app transfer software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, and show you how to transfer program from SATA SSD to NVMe SSD without reinstalling.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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About how to transfer program from SATA SSD to NVMe SSD

SSD are known to be more powerful than HDD. However, SSD are subdivided into M.2 SATA SSD and M.2 NVMe SSD, which are two different types of M.2 SSD.

SATA SSD uses the SATA (Serial ATA) connection interface and uses the AHCI transfer protocol for SSD. While NVMe SSD uses the PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) bus standard and the NVMe transfer protocol. SATA and PCIe are two different bus standards, and they are the direct determinants of SSD write and read speeds.

Under ideal conditions, SATA SSD can achieve read speeds of up to 600 MB/s, but NVMe SSD based on the PCIe bus standard can reach speeds of up to 4000 MB/s. The high read and write speeds are especially noticeable during file transfers and the program runs. This is the main reason why many users want to know how to transfer data from SSD to NVMe.

Download the top tool for transferring program from SATA to NVMe

To transfer a program to a new disk, you can't use copy and paste, because copy and paste are useful only for pictures, documents, videos, or audio, but it can't copy data from the registry, and doing so will cause the program to fail to boot.

Here, I recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, an all-in-one tool partition magic, whose App Mover feature allows you to move the target app or folder to a new disk without losing data, and the migrated data can be read successfully. If you are a gamer, then you can move your mainstream gaming platforms such as Steam, Origin, and Blizzard to NVMe for more powerful gaming performance.

In addition, it is very easy to operate, even if you are a user who does not have a computer background, you can follow the operating instructions to complete the whole process. Please download it to see how to transfer program from SATA SSD to NVMe SSD.

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In addition to App Mover, you can also try clone SATA to NVMe, SSD 4K alignment, SSD secure erase, etc.
If you are running Windows Server, please switch to Server Edition.

Step-by-step: Move installed programs to NVMe SSD

First, please download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional on the PC. Then, connect the NVMe SSD to your PC and make sure it can be detected. Finally, refer to the following steps:

Step 1. Open it and click “App Mover” in "Free up".

App Mover

Step 2. Here, we select“App Mover”. 

Two Options

Step 3. Then, choose the disk where the target program is installed and click  “Next”.


Step 4. Select the program you want to move, select the NVMe SSD as the destination drive and click "Move".

Move App

Step 5. In the pop-up window, read the prompts. And, click "OK".

Click OK

Step 6. Finally, click“Finish”.


[Bonus tip] How to transfer Windows OS to NVMe SSD without reinstalling

If your Windows 10 or Windows 11 is facing problems like lag and slow startup, the best solution is to migrate the OS to an NVMe SSD, which can make Windows run faster.

Step 1. On the main interface, choose "Migrate OS" under "Clone" column.

Migrate OS to SSD

Step 2. Select an unallocated space on the new M.2 SSD and click "Next".

Select Space on SSD

Step 3. In the window, you can resize the partition being created on the M.2 SSD drive and click "Next".

Resize Partition

Step 4. Read the note about how to boot Windows from the M.2 SSD and click "Finish".


Step 5. Back to the main interface, click "Apply" to finish the last step.

Migrate OS to SSD

After the migration is complete, the Windows operating system and its related data will be migrated to the new NVMe SSD. Then, you need to set NVMe as boot drive. Finally, you can boot the computer from it.

How to transfer program from SATA SSD to NVMe SSD? How to transfer data from SSD to new SSD? After reading this post, I believe you already know the answers.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.