How to Easily Clone Hard Drive to SSD in Lenovo Computer

You can transfer all files, programs and the operating system from hard drive to SSD in Lenovo computer through cloing hard drive to SSD. Follow this full guide on how to clone Lenovo hard drive to SSD step by step.


By Bryce / Updated on May 15, 2024

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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 Lenovo hard drive with SSD.
▪ 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 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/GPT system disk to MBR/GPT directly.
Furthermore, it has a concise and user-friendly interface and is very easy to handle.
☞ t can make SSD 4K alignment to improve performance when cloning to SSD.
☞ If you just want to migrate Windows OS to SSD, you can use Migrate OS to SSD. This function can migrate system-related data to the SSD, while other data remains on the source disk.

Clone Lenovo hard drive to SSD step by step

Before cloning Lenovo HDD to SSD:
▶ Make sure that the hard drive in the 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 is detected.

Then, you can do the following steps (Take cloning the hard drive to SSD in Windows 11 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.

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Step 2. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, click "Clone" in the main interface, and select "Clone Disk".


Step 3. Choose the hard disk that you need to clone as the source disk and click "Next".


Step 4. Select the SSD as the destination disk to store the data on the source disk, and then click "Next".


Step 5. Then, you can check the source and destination disk in the next window or change to "Sector to Sector clone", and click the "Confirm" button to continue if there is no problem.


Here, you can also click the "Settings" button to adjust the partition size on the destination disk or tick "4k alignment" to improve the reading and writing speed of the SSD. 


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


This is the whole process of cloning Lenovo hard drive to SSD in Windows with AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.


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 11/10/8.1/7/XP and Vista. If you want to clone disk to disk in Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008 or 2003, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

How to boot from the cloned SSD?

To boot your Lenovo PC from the target SSD, follow the steps below:

1. If your Lenovo laptop has only one slot, begin by shutting down the PC. Remove the HDD and replace it with the SSD.

2. In the case of multiple slots, you have the option to keep the HDD as secondary storage. Restart the PC and carefully observe the startup screen for the specific key required to enter the BIOS settings.

3. Once you have entered the BIOS settings, navigate to the boot options section and modify the settings to prioritize the SSD as the first boot option. Save the changes by pressing F10.

4. After saving the settings, proceed to restart the Lenovo computer. It should now boot from the SSD as the primary storage device.

5. If the boot process is successful, you may consider utilizing the Disk Wipe feature of AOMEI Partition Assistant to securely erase the data on the old HDD, ensuring its confidentiality.

By following these steps, you will be able to boot your Lenovo PC from the target SSD and, if desired, securely wipe the data on the previous HDD using AOMEI Partition Assistant's Disk Wipe feature.


Achieving a seamless HDD to SSD cloning process on a Lenovo laptop is made effortless with the aid of software such as AOMEI Partition Assistant. In the majority of cases, as long as your SSD meets the aforementioned requirements, you should be able to complete the task smoothly.

Bryce · Staff Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.