By Cherry / Last Updated March 5, 2021

Why clone HDD to SanDisk SSD?
SanDisk SSD data migration tool
Clone HDD to SanDisk SSD within six steps

Why clone HDD to SanDisk SSD?

HDD, short of hard disk drive, is a data 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, which read and write data to the platter surfaces. SSD, short for solid-state drive, is also a data storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. It designed with better properties than traditional HDD, such as faster speed, quieter working environment, etc.

For SSD’s better properties, more and more computer users try to replace old hard drive to a new SSD for better performance. SanDisk SSD is one of the most famous SSD brand in the world. Whether your are a gamer, a graphic artist, or simply want a better online experience, SanDisk has the drive for you. Such as SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD, SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSD, SanDisk Ultra II SSD, etc. With the SanDisk SSD, everything you do on your computer would be faster. Thus, more and more computer users would like to upgrade HDD to SanDisk SSD.

Upgrade HDD to SanDisk SSD would bring you a brand new experience. But re-install operating system is very annoying and you will lose your old data. Fortunately, there is a way that you can change your hard drive to SanDisk SSD without re-installation, and you can keep all your old data on the SanDisk SSD from your old hard drive. That is clone HDD to SanDisk SSD, which can migrate everything from the HDD to SanDisk SSD.

SanDisk SSD data migration tool

How to clone HDD to SanDisk SSD? Here we highly recommend you a SanDisk SSD data migration tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, which provides you a simple way to finish the SanDisk data migration on Windows 10/8/7, and you can boot your computer from the cloned SSD directly.

It offers two cloning methods: "Clone Disk Quickly" and "Sector-by-Sector-Clone". The first way is suitable if you need to clone hard drive to a new smaller SanDisk SSD as this way only clone used sectors on the source hard drive. If you need to clone hard drive with bad sectors, you can choose the second way. Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant is also a disk management tool, you can use it to manage your SanDisk SSD well, like resize partition, move partition, merge partitions, split partition, etc.

Clone HDD to SanDisk SSD within six steps

Clone HDD to SanDisk SSD with AOMEI Partition Assistant is a very simple thing. AOMEI Partition Assistant provides an intuitive interface that even a noob can do alone. Here are the detailed steps of cloning HDD to SanDisk SSD with AOMEI Partition Assistant.

For a free trial, you can download its Demo version and preview the process.

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Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right-click the disk and go to "All Tools" > "Disk Clone Wizard".

Copy Disk

Step 2. Then, you need to select an appropriate method to copy disk. Here, choose "Clone Disk Quickly", click Next.

Disk Copy Wizard

Step 3. In this window, choose the current HDD as your source disk.

Destination Disk

Step 4. Here brings you to select the SanDisk SSD as the destination disk. Considering you are cloning HDD to SSD, here we highly recommend you check the box before “Optimize the performance of SSD”. Click Next.

Step 5. Then, you can adjust the partition size on the destination disk as you want. You can edit partition size here or after cloning. Click Next.

Edit Disk

Read the Note about how to boot PC from the cloned SanDisk SSD and remember it. Click "Finish".


Step 6. It will back to the main interface, click "Apply" to submit all operations.


Clone HDD to SanDisk SSD in Windows 10/8/7 is such a simple thing if you use the AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Actually, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional provides you more features like partition copy wizard, migrate OS to SSD only, etc. If you are Windows Server users, the AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is suitable for you.