Can I transfer data on hard drive to Seagate SSD?
“I plan to upgrade my current system hard drive that is running Windows 10 with a SATA Seagate SSD. I don’t want to waste time on the operating system and program reinstallation and I would like to realize if it is possible to migrate all data from Windows 10 hard drive to Seagate SSD without hassles. Is there any suggestion?”
Seagate cloning software for Windows 10/8/7
If you have bought a Seagate hard drive, you can get integrated cloning software, Seagate DiscWizard, which allows you to back up, clone hard drive, and so on. With it, you can move all hard drive data to SSD through cloning. However, there are chances that you stuck in Seagate DiscWizard not cloning or not detecting drive issues. In such a condition, you probably want to find out Seagate DiscWizard alternative to complete cloning operation.
Here I recommend you powerful and all-around data migration software for Seagate disk – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which offers two copy methods: Clone Disk Quickly (only clone used space on source disk to target one) and Sector-by-Sector Clone (copy all sectors on source disk to target one). You can choose one copy method based on your demand.
If you need to clone drive to smaller one or want spend less time on cloning process, the first option is suitable; if you want to clone not only the used sectors but also the unused sectors on source hard drive, you can pick up second way.
Apart from Disk Clone, it is featured with Migrate OS to SSD Wizard and Partition Clone Wizard, making it possible to perform cloning flexibly based on the specific demand.
Now, download free Seagate cloning software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard and have a look at how to use it to clone hard drive to Seagate SSD/HDD.
Step 1. Connect the Seagate SSD or HDD to your computer and make sure it can be detected by OS. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Click Disk Clone.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose one way to clone disk (here I choose Clone Disk Quickly) and click Next.
Step 3. Disk 1 has been selected as the source disk by default. Here you need to choose your destination disk (Disk 2 is selected). Then, click Next button.
* If the target disk is SSD, check Optimize the performance of SSD...to make 4K alignment for SSD.
Step 4. On this page, you can edit partition size on the target disk. After that, click Next to continue.
✍ Note on how to boot OS from destination disk will pop up. Remember it and click Finish.
Step 5. Here you preview the result of the operation. Click Apply and Proceed to commit it.
After cloning, all data on the hard drive will be copied to Seagate SSD/HDD.
- The destination Seagate SSD or HDD will be overwritten; you can backup necessary data in advance.
- After booting successfully from cloned Seagate disk, you can format the original hard drive to free up disk space.
- AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard supports only clone MBR system disk to MBR disk, if you need to clone MBR/GPT system disk to GPT or clone GPT system disk to MBR, upgrade it to Professional version.
Wrap things up
AOMEI Partition Assistant is not only Seagate cloning software, but also cloning software for Samsung, Intel, SanDisk disk and etc. What’s more, it enjoys various powerful functions, which is helpful in solving problems related to disk or partition. For example, when C drive is almost full and you are receiving Low Disk Warning, you can use its Merge Partitions function to add contiguous or non-contiguous unallocated space into C drive.