How to Migrate OS to Samsung EVO 850 SSD without Reinstallation

If you want to migrate OS to Samsung EVO 850 SSD for upgrading, you can refer to this post. There are two ways to transfer OS to SSD without reinstallation easily and safely.


By Cherry / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Why migrate OS to Samsung EVO 850 SSD?


HDD, the hard disk drive, is a storage device that uses magnetic storage to store and retrieve digital information using one or more rigid rapidly rotating platters coated with magnetic material. The platters are paired with magnetic heads, usually arranged on a moving actuator arm. When you read and write data, it will spinning with a loud voice.

With the development of technology, SSD are widely used. Compared with HDD, SSD has many advantages. The solid state drive(SSD) is a solid-storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. SSDs have no moving mechanical components. Compared with traditional HDDs, SSDs are typically more resistant to physical shock, run silently, and have a faster read and write speed.

Samsung EVO 850 SSD is one of the best SSDs in the market. Thus, many users would like to migrate OS to Samsung EVO 850 SSD. So that the computer can run with the advantages of SSDs: the more serious working condition, more silence working environment, faster read and write speed, etc.

Migrate OS to Samsung EVO 850 SSD with Samsung Data Migration

Using Samsung Data Migration to migrate OS may be the first choice for most users. I will show you how to use it to move OS to Samsung EVO 850 SSD upgrade.

Step 1. Install and start Samsung Data Migration. Click Start.

Samsung Data Migration

Step 2. Choose the source disk you want to move and the target disk. Then, click Start.

Select Disk

Step 3. Read the warning, it will remind you that all data on the target disk will be deleted and cannot be recovered. Also, files that are open on the source disk cannot be cloned. So you need to close all running files before cloning and make sure to select the correct disk as the target disk. Then, click Yes, and the cloning process will now begin.


Sometimes, Samsung Data Migration doesn't work, you may see some problems such as Samsung 850 EVO not detected in Windows 10, Samsung Data Migration is stuck at 99%, 100%, or 0%,  cloning failed -00001[ffffffff].
This software can migrate everything to the Samsung EVO 850 SSD, including the OS and personal data. For users who just want to move their OS to a Samsung SSD, the app won't be of much help.

Step-by-step: migrate OS to Samsung EVO 850 SSD without reinstallation

As you can see, although Samsung Data Migration is an official tool, it will give some errors. To avoid, you can try to use alternative software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. It completely avoids the above-mentioned errors and allows you to complete OS migration quickly and safely.

This is a powerful partition management assistant that supports users to migrate only OS-related partitions to SSD without losing data, and the migrated OS can be successfully booted from SSD. You can also use the Disk Clone feature if you plan to migrate the entire disk to SSD.

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Step 1. Shut down your PC, install a Samsung SSD by plugging a SATA cable into the motherboard’s SATA controller, and connect the other end of the cable and a SATA power connector to the new SSD. You can use an external USB adapter as well.

Step 2. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Click CloneMigrate OS in the top pane and read the preface in the next window.

Migrate OS to SSD

Step 3. Select the Samsung SSD here as the target disk. Check the option "I want to delete all partitions on this disk 2 to migrate system to the disk" if there is (are) partition(s).

Select Samsung SSD

Step 4. Resize the system partition on the target disk Samsung SSD if you wish.

Resize Partition

Step 5. Here is a Note that may be useful later.


Step 6. What you can see now is the virtual outcome of the above operations. Click Apply to make it real.


After migrating Windows to a Samsung SSD, to successfully boot computer from it, you must go into BIOS setup and change the Samsung SSD's boot order as the first boot device. In this way, the computer will boot from the SSD.

Change Boot Order

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is an effective tool for migrating OS to new Samsung EVO 850 SSD. In fact, this tool can work with other brands of SSD such as Crucial SSD, Kingston SSD and SanDisk SSD. If you haven't tried it before, please don't hesitate.

Cherry · Staff Editor
Cherry is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, cooking, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.