Best Way to Move OS to New Samsung SSD without Reinstalling

January 31, 2019

This tutorial illustrates how to move OS from HDD to a new Samsung SSD without reinstalling in Windows 10/8/7 in simple steps with professional data migration software.

Why Move OS to a New Samsung SSD?

With the increasing requirements for PC performance, SSDs have been widely produced by disk manufacturers, say Samsung Corp. Samsung has produced several high performing SSD drives: 750 EVO, 850 EVO, 950 PRO, 840 Series, 830 Series, 470 Series and so on.

SSDs offer faster running speed than traditional hard drives HDDs due to no moving parts. Therefore, moving OS to a new Samsung SSD drive will greatly improve your PC experience. No matter use it as the replacement of existing hard drive or existing system drive, Samsung SSD does a great job. Using SSD for OS and HDD for storage can be counted as an effective arrangement.

What’s more, cloning OS to SSD saves time and effort because you don’t have to reinstall applications and reconfigure system settings. Actually, some programs are quite hard to reconfigure since it is connected with product keys or something like that. Well, how should you realize OS migration to Samsung SSD?

Samsung SSD

What Tool Should You Choose to Migrate Windows OS?

It is known that Samsung SSD usually provides dedicated data migration software named Samsung Data Migration (SDM). That software will clone old hard drive to new Samsung SSD without reinstalling. That is to say, everything will be cloned to Samsung SSD. For user who wants to move OS only to Samsung SSD, that application won’t be much helpful.

In that case, it is worth trying with AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional which embeds with more flexible choices. Specifically, to move OS drive only to SSD or copy entire hard drive to Samsung SSD depends on you. The following example will show you how to migrate OS to Samsung SSD.

Migrate OS to New Samsung SSD without Reinstalling

1. Shut down you PC, install 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.

2. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Click Migrate OS to SSD in the left pane and read the preface in the next window.

Migrate OS to SSD

3. Select the Samsung SSD here as the target disk. Chech 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

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

Resize Partition

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


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


Samsung Data Migration Software Tutorial

In case you change your mind and want to clone old HDD to Samsung SSD with its Samsung Data Migration, this article also introduces how to migrate data with SDM briefly.


  1. Install the Samsung SSD as instructed before. Install and start Samsung Data Migration. Click Start in the lower right corner.

  2. Choose the source disk you want to move from. In general, that is your system disk.

  3. Choose the Samsung SSD as the target disk. Make sure you have chosen the right disk for the target disk will be overwritten.

  4. Wait for the cloning progress to be completed. The cloning time is affected by the amount of data on your hard drive.


During the data migrating, you may get error like: “Cloning failed. Target disk has been disconnected” even if you know you were not remove the disk. Sometimes, you’ll find that Samsung Data Migration stuck at 99%, 100%, or 0%. Or, Samsung 850 EVO not detected in Windows 10. There are also other unexpected troubles. Just make sure you do know how to deal with them.


AOMEI Partition Assistant is an effective tool to move OS to a new Samsung SSD. In fact, this tool can apply to other brands of SSD, like Crucial SSD, Kingston SSD, and SanDisk SSD. It is a Crucial SSD data transfer free kit. This partition manager is compatible with GPT disk and MBR disk, so you can transfer OS from GPT disk to SSD without reinstalling. AOMEI Partition Assistant could be use in Windows 8, 8.1, 10, 7, XP, and Windows Vista, so feel free to download it.