By Bryce / Last Updated March 4, 2021

Why clone Lenovo hard drive to SSD?

After using a Lenovo laptop or desktop for some time, you may want to:

▪ Upgrade original hard drive to SSD effortlessly: Your Lenovo computer comes with hard disk drive with Windows installed. To get a higher read-write speed and increase boot time, it’s not a bad choice to replace hard disk drive with solid-state drive.
▪ Replace old hard drive with a larger one easily: You are bothered by issues like Low Disk Warning and want to replace the current hard drive with a larger SSD.

Whatever your reason is, you could face how to make the new SSD bootable issue. Make a fresh install on it? Back Windows-related partitions on the disk in use and restore? Both two ways are practical. However, to save time and energy, I prefer to migrate Windows & all other applications to SSD through cloning my old hard drive to SSD.

Employ proper hard drive to SSD cloning software

As mentioned above, cloning hard drive can assist you to perform disk replacement without effort as it saves you from reinstalling Windows OS from scratch and reinstall various applications one by one. Appropriate hard drive to SSD cloning software can help you to complete disk copy rather easily. Here AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional would be my first choice.

It supports IDE hard disk drive, traditional SATA SSD, M.2 SATA SSD, M.2 NVEe PCIe SSD, etc.
It can clone hard drive to a smaller SSD, if the capacity of SSD is not smaller than the used space of source disk and can clone MBR system disk to GPT directly.
It can make SSD 4K alignment to improve performance when cloning to SSD.
Furthermore, it has a concise and user-friendly interface and is very easy to handle.

Clone hard drive to SSD in Lenovo PC step by step

Before cloning disk to SSD in Lenovo computer:

  • Make sure that the hard drive in Lenovo computer is intact.

  • Back up necessary data on the target disk as all the data on it will be deleted

  • Connect the target SSD to your machine and make sure it be detected.

Then, you can do the following steps (Take cloning hard drive to SSD in Windows 10 Lenovo computer as an example):

Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Or you can choose to download its demo version to have a try at first.

Download Demo Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Step 2. Click All Tools and Disk Clone Wizard. Then choose a way to copy disk and click Next.

Step 3. Select the disk that you need to copy as the source disk.

Step 4. Choose the new SSD as the target disk. Check “Optimize the performance of SSD…”.) Then, click Next.

Step 5. Here you need to edit the partitions on the target disk.

A Note about how to boot computer from the cloned SSD or HDD will pop up. Bear it in mind.

Step 6. Returning the main interface, check the pending operation and click Apply and Proceed to commit the operation.


  • If the system is unable to boot from SSD, disconnect the original disk or exchange the connection socket of the destination and source disk. Then, boot from SSD. And don’t format hard drive before confirm that you can boot Lenovo computer from the cloned SSD.

  • When you need to clone MBR disk to GPT disk, confirm that your machine supports EFI/UEFI boot mode. And you need to change boot mode from Legacy to UEFI after cloning.

  • AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is suitable for Windows 10/8.1/7/XP and Vista. If you want to clone disk to disk in Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008 or 2003, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.