Need to transfer all the data, including OS on HDD to Toshiba SSD
As you know, SSD takes advantages over HDD in many aspects especially in writing and reading speed. In such circumstance, it is a great choice to speed up your computer by replacing your existing HDD with Toshiba SSD. However, replacing your HDD with SSD means that you’ll be trapped in reinstalling various applications and operating system. To avoid this hassle, you can transfer all the content on HDD to Toshiba SSD via cloning your HDD to SSD. Then, how to clone HDD to Toshiba SSD?
Exclusive data migration tool for Toshiba SSD
Nowadays, many SSD manufacturers offers exclusive data migration tool for their own SSDs, Toshiba no exceptional. When you purchase a new Toshiba SSD, NTI Echo - great data migration software for Toshiba SSD or HDD comes with it. NTI Echo can be used to duplicate your HDD to Toshiba SSD or HDD in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. You can use this Toshiba SSD cloning software to copy HDD to Toshiba SSD within few steps below:
1. Run NTI Echo. Choose “Source Disk” and “Destination Disk”.
2. Click on “Start” button and cloning process will begin.
3. After the cloning process over, swap out the hard drives and reboot computer.
Great alternative to NTI Echo for HDD to SSD cloning
It is obvious that NTI Echo is a useful data migration tool for Toshiba hard drive. However, it doesn’t support SSDs form other brands. Besides, it is possible that the cloning process interrupts when using NTI Echo to clone Windows system to Toshiba SSD or the error message “the instruction at ‘0x00c6bade’ referenced at memory 0x00000000” appears if your operating system is Windows 8.1. Thus, it is necessary to find an appropriate NTI Echo alternative to transfer all the data from HDD to Toshiba SSD. Here you can try third party cloning software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.
AOMEI Partition Assistant is a trusted and overall cloning tool with a concise user interface and powerful functions. It is specially designed for Windows operating system, including Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. This SSD cloning software is able to help you clone hard drive to Toshiba SSD or SSDs from other brands. What’s more, it is capable of cloning hard drive to SSD of different sizes and even cloning hard drive with bad sectors to new SSD.
A detailed guide to clone hard disk drive to Toshiba SSD will be introduced in next.
Firstly, you should connect the SSD to your PC and ensure that it can be detected by the system; backup the important files on destination SSD to another device; Then, you can follow the steps below (take cloning to smaller SSD as an example):
Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Click "All Tools " and choose "Disk Clone Wizard".
Step 2. Select a method to copy based on your own situation and click “Next” (here “Clone Disk Quickly” is selected).
“Clone Disk Quickly” –only copies the used space of source disk to the target disk, can be used to clone to smaller disk. But the size of target disk has to be not smaller than the used space of source disk.
“Sector-by-Sector Clone” –copies all sectors of the source disk, demanding that thecapacity of destination disk has to be equal to or larger than the capacity of source disk.
Step 3. Choose the disk that you need to copy. Click on “Next” button.
Step 4. Choose the disk that you want to transfer data to and click “Next”.
Step 5. In this window, you are allowed to edit the partition size of destination disk. Or you can let it be by default and resize partition after cloning. Then, click “Next.”
*There are three options for you to choose. If you choose “Sector-by-Sector Clone, the edit options during cloning process will disappear.
Keep the note about how to boot operating system from the target disk in mind. Click “Finish”.
Step 6. You’ll return to the main interface. Check the pending operation and click “Apply”.
A reboot is required as this process has to be finished under PreOS Mode.
Swap out your hard drives or change boot settings in BIOS to boot from destination SSD.
If the target SSD size is smaller than the used space of source disk, you can clone OS partition to SSD.
With simple clicks, AOMEI Partitions Assistant Professional enables you to clone HDD to Toshiba SSD or HDD. In fact, it enjoys many other functions such as allocating free space, spliting partition, converting dynamic disk into basic withotu data loss, which can bring you much convenience.