By Teresa / Last Updated May 15, 2020


PNY SSDs including the PNY CS1311, PNY CS2211, PNY CL4111, PNY Optima and PNY EP7011 are high-performance solid-state drives that designed to optimize the performance of both laptops and desktops systems released by PNY Technologies Inc. PNY Tech is one of largest manufacturers in computing, gaming, digital imaging and mobility industry. PNY has three SSD series, Consumer, Client and Enterprise, that aims to use SSD in different groups. For example, CS1311 is good choice for an entry-level upgrade from HDD while EP7011 is designed specifically for cloud storage. Also, PNY produces external SSD Elite Portable SSD.


Why replace HDD with PNY SSD?

More than just PNY SSDs, many brands of SSDs are flow over into market and replace HDDs at a high rate of speed. For example, many PC users have the demand of moving OS to new Samsung SSD. The biggest advantage of SSDs is its fast reading and writing speed comparing to HDD. After several years of usage, replacing HDD with SSD will make your PC use as new. Besides, although the PC has already equipped with SSD, you may need to do SSD to SSD migration when it is out of space. What’s more, SSDs are come at more reasonable prices nowadays so that it won’t cost too much to have one. Anyway, to do PNY SSD data migration, a professional tool is necessary.

What PNY SSD migration software do you need?

The main purpose of using PNY data migration tool is to prevent all existing data from losing. There are two methods to put PNY SSD into use. One is cleaning install Windows OS on PNY SSD and you need to do all configurations from scratch. The other is moving everything including installed operating system, applications, created files and documents from current disk (HDD or SSD) to PNY SSD. Apparently, the second method is faster and more effective if you don’t want to reinstall everything.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is comprehensive partitioning and migrating software designed for Windows-based PC such as Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP, and Vista. Its Disk Copy feature allows you to move all contents on existing disk to PNY SSD without installing Windows. You have options to decide whether copy only used part or sector by sector copy every section during the copying process, i. e. you are allowed to move HDD to smaller SSD. Download the free demo version of this PNY SSD migration tool to have a try.

Copy HDD to PNY SSD via AOMEI Partition Assistant

Step1. Install the PNY SSD to your PC appropriately and make sure it can be recognized by Windows. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. ClickDisk Copy Wizard.

Disk Copy Wizard

Step2. Select the copy method based on your need. Take Copy Disk Quickly for example. Click Next.

Copy Disk Quickly

Step3. Choose current HDD as the source disk here.

Select Source Disk

Step4. Now choose the PNY SSD as the destination disk.

Select Destination Disk

Step5. You’re almost done. Edit the partitions on PNY SSD at will. Click Next after editing. Note that if you select the other copy method, you will miss this step.

Edit Disk

Step6. Preview the virtual result and click Applyto make it real.



In order to boot from PNY SSD successfully, you need to either disconnect old HDD or change boot priority in BIOS after completing. It is not bad idea to format previous hard drive as storage.

PNY SSD data migration process is not as hard as you think. The whole course could be accomplished as long as you find the right migration tool. You may transfer HDD OS only to new SSD with its Migrate OS to SSD feature if you wish to. If you’re running Windows 10, 8, 8.1 you may install Windows OS to external hard drive with its Windows To Go Creator function.

AOMEI Partition Assistant has free version AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard which has fewer functions than this professional one. You may want to download this free software to learn more.