How to Clone to SSD（Free）in Windows 10, 8, 7?
Want to clone to SSD for Free to transfer Windows or other programs to SSD without reinstalling? You can free download the SSD cloning software here.
“I bought a SanDisk SSD drive for my PC and want to replace the pre-reinstalled HDD with it. I want to clone Windows to SSD instead of making a fresh install. Is there any cloning software that can help me to clone to SSD for free from old HDD?”
When you are using traditional hard disk drive, you clone HDD to SSD because you need to enjoy the merits of SSD, like noiselessness, faster read/writing speed, and better reliability. When you have been used SSD, usually, you copy old SSD to new SSD for large capacity. Since SSDs have different transfer rates, you may clone to new SSD for higher transfer speed.
After HDD to SSD/ SSD to SSD copy, you can get a duplicate of all the content (including system files) on your original disk. Then, how can you do it?
To transfer all data, including Windows OS to SSD without reinstallation, you can use a great data migration tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to clone disk to SSD for free. It can clone only used space. That is to say, you can use it to clone disk to smaller SSD. If you don’t need to move all things from source disk to SSD while wanting to keep Windows OS without reinstalling, you can use its Migrate OS to SSD function to clone only OS related partitions to SSD.
Now, you can free download it and refer to the following text about how to use it clone disk to SSD in Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP, and Vista (64bit and 32bit).
Firstly, connect the new SSD to your PC and make sure it can be detected. If your PC has no extra disk bay for it, you need a USB-to-SATA cable. What you should pay attention to is that the capacity of the new SSD should not smaller than the used space of your current disk. Then, you can follow the step-by-step guide on HDD/SSD to new SSD cloning.
Step 1. Install and run the SSD cloning software. Click All Tools and choose Disk Clone Wizard.
Step 2. In this window, you need to choose a copying method to clone to SSD. Here Clone Disk Quickly is selected.
Step 3. Select the disk whose all data including OS needs to be migrated as the source disk.
Step 4. Choose the new SSD as your destination disk. Tick the box before Optimize the performance of SSD to make SSD 4K alignment.
Step 5. Here you can adjust the partition size on the destination disk. When cloning to smaller disk, the first option will be greyed out.
Step 6. You’ll get a note on how to boot OS from the destination disk after cloning. Keep it in mind and click Finish.
Step 7. In the home interface, click Apply and Proceed to commit the operation.
After booting from cloned SSD successfully, you can wipe the original disk to reclaim disk space.
Apart from cloning the entire disk to SSD, migrating OS drive only to SSD, this software allows you to clone a specific data partition to SSD as well.
After cloning OS disk to SSD, to boot from the cloned SSD, you can change boot order or replace the old disk with the cloned SSD directly.