The Easiest Way to Replace HDD with SSD in Desktop
To replace HDD with SSD on desktop or laptop without reinstalling Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant to clone HDD to SSD.
Are you fed up with the low boot speed of your computer? Are you tired of the long wait of loading the game? If you want to change this dilemma, it is highly recommended to replace the original HDD with an SSD on your desktop or laptop. After changing from HDD to SSD, you can make use of SSD’s advantages listed below:
In consideration of all benefits of SSD, it is a fairly wise decision to switch HDD to SSD on your desktop. However, what should you do to keep all data on the original hard drive while replacing HDD with SSD? It’s time-consuming and energy-wasting to reinstall the Windows system and re-configure all settings. It’s not simple to make an image of an OS drive and restore it on SSD via Windows snap-in tool as well. At this point, you can apply third-party disk cloning software to clone HDD to SSD on desktop.
Among various utilities that can copy content on HDD to SSD, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional definitely will be the first option for enjoying two different copy methods, allowing you to clone hard drive to smaller SSD or clone hard drive with BitLocker encrypted. Apart from cloning an entire hard drive to SSD, it can clone OS-related partitions only or copy certain specific partitions like Recovery partition to SSD. What’s more, it is capable of allowing you to align SSD partitions to improve the performance of SSD and do SSD Secure Erase to recover the lost speed of SSD.
To replace the hard drive without reinstalling Windows and all other applications, make preparations at first:
Then, follow the listed steps to clone HDD to SSD in Windows 11/10/8/7.
Step 1. Install and fire up the software. Click “Clone Disk” in the right menu.
Step 2. Choose one way to copy the disk. The first way is recommended.
Step 3. Select your source disk and destination disk.
PS.: Check to Optimize the performance of SSD to align SSD partitions.
Step 4. Here you can resize the partition or leave it alone.
Step 5. You’ll return to the main interface. Click Apply and Proceed to begin cloning.
✐Do not format your old HDD before booting from cloned SSD successfully.
✐ It is also allowed to clone MBR to GTP disk or GPT to MBR through AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.
✐ AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is for Windows PCs; for Windows Servers, use its Server edition.
After transferring all data from HDD to SSD on the desktop through cloning via AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, you can replace HDD without reinstalling Windows and applications. You can abandon HDD or keep it to store data. If you decide to retain your original HDD, you need to enter BIOS to change the boot order to boot from cloned SSD in a success.
It’s rather simple to replace HDD with SSD on the desktop in Windows 11/10/8/7 as long as you pick up right SSD and employ an appropriate HDD to SSD cloning software. After equipped with SSD, your desktop definitely owns performance better than before. And you are able to take some measures to optimize SSD, thus you can keep SSD at its sharp shape.