Why Upgrade Sony VAIO Laptop Hard Drive to SSD?
Upgrading an old hard drive with a new one mostly is to gain better performance. One
of Sony VAIO users want to his laptop internal hard disk because he has a very slow
startup, even starting a program costs minutes. Let’s see his complain:
“Hello, all. I’d like to upgrade my five years old VAIO laptop. The performance
is awful with a 10 minutes startup. Additionally, Windows service fails to start is
fairly common. Opening regular office programs is really a painful process. I have
to save the file every minute in case the program suddenly terminated. I’m under the
impression a SSD would dramatically increase boot time, but is that all I ought to
be concerned with? I don’t want to buy a new laptop at present. Any help would be
Obviously, above situation is not a single case happened among VAIO users. Hard drive
will fail. It is just about when and how. The VAIO laptop in the case has five years
history. It is no doubt that the boot time and running speed become tough.
Therefore, to upgrade Sony VAIO to SSD will greatly improve this condition.
How to Replace Sony VAIO Hard Drive with SSD?
To change a hard drive without reinstalling operating system and installed programs,
basically, you have two ways to upgrade Sony VAIO laptop hard drive, backup &
restore and disk cloning. As we know, most laptop has only one disk bay which is
occupied by current internal hard drive. So you cannot have the SSD drive installed
like internal disk. You can create a backup image of your internal disk, swap the
hard drive with SSD and then do the image restore. For more information with
screenshots, please see Sony laptop hard
The other way is to connect the SSD to your Sony laptop via an external enclosure or
USB-to-SATA cable, and then perform a disk-to-disk clone. A large amount of SSDs are
come with data migration software like Samsung SSD. If you have purchased this SSD,
please refer to clone hard drive
to Samsung SSD for more information about SDM. However, if the SSD you have
does not contain a migrating tool or if the migrating tool does not work, it is not
a bad choice to turn to AOMEI
Partition Assistant Professional.
Upgrade Sony VAIO with SSD via AOMEI Partition Assistant
The “Disk Copy Wizard” in AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to move all contents
including system, installed application and created personal files from old hard
drive to new SSD. It provides Copy Disk Quickly and Sector-by-sector Copy to meet
different requirements. Further, the first copy method allows you to clone larger
disk to smaller disk. The later method can help you recover formatted and
lost partition on the old drive. It has a user-friendly interface and supports
Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista. Download the demo
version and have a try.
Note: It is important that the SSD is compatible with your Sony
VAIO. Specifically, it ought to be a 2.5 inch SSD.
Step 1: Connect the SSD to your VAIO and make sure it can be
detected. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant.
Step 2: Click “Disk Copy Wizard” in the left pane. Or, you can
right-click your current hard drive and select “Copy Disk”.
Step 3: Select the disk copy method. Take “Copy Disk Quickly” for
Step 4: Select old hard drive as the source disk.
Step 5: Select the SSD as the target disk.
Step 6: You can edit the partitions before you start. There is a
note afterwards you may need to pay attention to.
Tips: If you copy with sector by sector mode, you are not allowed to
edit the partition size. If you want to, change the partition size after copying.
Step 7: Click “Apply” and later “Proceed” to run the hard drive
Step 8: Swap the old hard drive of your Sony VAIO with the new SSD
using screwdriver and boot from the SSD to test.
There are always ways to upgrade Sony VAIO laptop hard drive to SSD, yet the key
point is to find the most suitable one. If you want to upgrade hard drive on a
laptop that has two disk bays or if you want to upgrade a drive to SSD in desktop,
you can try “Migrate OS to SSD” in the Wizard to move
OS drive to SSD while keeping files on HDD. As a matter of fact, AOMEI
Partition Assistant is also a fix tool that can solve “Conversion
from FAT32 to NTFS, volume is not available” issue. Besides, it is a Windows To Go
USB drive creator as well. Why not download it and learn more?