By AOMEI / Last Updated May 15, 2020

What's Crucial SSD?

To begin, SSD are much different from HDD, which have no moving parts and stores information on a little chip. Thus, data on SSD can be read and written faster, also safer than on HDD.

And, Crucial is a famous brand, having developed and manufactured flash memory technology since the earliest day of solid state drive. The Crucial SSD are popular among computer users because their large volume and good properties. When you computer with the Crucial SSD in, it boots fast, loads applications instantly, and accesses data in seconds. Furthermore, it’s more durable and with better value.

Why need to migrate OS to Crucial SSD?

Since Crucial SSD are with such good properties, to upgrade an old hard drive to a Crucial SSD is one of the best ways to improve system’ performance. But considering the annoyance of re-installing an operating system, a software being capable of migration is needed. Here, we recommend you a Crucial SSD data migration software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, which is a free software and supports all Windows’ editions including Window Vista/XP/7/8/8.1/10.

How to migrate OS to Crucial SSD?

AOMEI Partition Assistantbrings a new function named "Migrate OS to SSD or HDD Wizard", which is especially designed for users who want to quickly migrate operating system from old hard drive to a new one or SSD without reinstalling Windows operating system and applications and it supports MBR and GPT disks. Next, we will show you how to migrate OS to Crucial SSD safely with free AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Then, click "Migrate OS to SSD or HDD" on the left side under Wizards column. In the pop-up window, click "Next" to continue.


Step 2: Choose unallocated space in the Crucial SSD as destination space and click “Next”. Then it will create a partition for the copy of operating system.

Choose SSD

Step 3: You can adjust the size of the partition in the disk 2 by dragging the slider leftwards or rightwards, and then click “Next”. (System partition is created as primary partition by default.)

Set Partition

Step 4: After setting up all the information, click "Next" to read the note about "Boot Operating System".


Step 5: Click "Finish" back to the main interface where you can preview changes. To save the changes, click "Apply" button to commit the "Pending Operations".



This operation involves the system partition, so the operation will be completed under the PreOS Mode.

If you migrate OS between MBR and GPT disks, please enter BIOS and change boot setting (about boot setting, please check your motherboard or computer manual) when OS migration is completed. ( If you would like to migrate OS from MBR disk to GPT disk, make sure your motherboard supports EFI or UEFI boot.)