Why Need to Move Windows Server System to SSD?
SSD is a type of a storage device which
is short for Solid State Drive. Like HDD (Hard Disk Drive), SSD uses nonvolatile
storages instead of a magnetic coating in the HDD, the data in SSD are stored on
memory chips. Furthermore, there are no moving parts in SSD. Compared SSD with HDD, the
former one has faster read and write speed, less chance of data loss due to shaking
and knock, less power usage and less noise during working.
As for the user of Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019, the speed of computer is slower and
slower as time goes by, which may affect their work efficiency. They need fast speed
to get rid of the trouble, or the users want to upgrade to a larger hard drive. Due
to these demands, a lot of users plan to migrate Windows Server to SSD.
How to Move Windows Server to SSD?
Of course the direct way is to do a fresh Windows Server installation on SSD. Is it a
boring and time-consuming process? Indeed, it would be better if we can move the
operating system and applications to a new SSD without reinstalling. Actually, if
you are a user who has enough knowledge of computer, may be you can transfer
OS to SSD with Disk Management.
However if the user is a green hand, to finish the task, they need the help of third
party software. AOMEI Partition
Assistant Server is a professional third party software which devotes in
partition management. It allows you to only move Windows Server to SSD without any
data loss and reinstalling system.
Moreover, this software can enable you to convert MBR to GPT, convert dynamic disk to
basic, convert primary partition to logical, allocated free space and more
useful features. Compared with Disk Management in Windows Server, AOMEI Partition
Assistant Server is more powerful and can manage your partitions better.
Before you do:
▶Make sure your destination SSD or HDD has an unallocated space which is equal to
or larger than the used space of current OS partition.
▶If you would like to migrate OS from MBR disk to GPT disk, make sure your
motherboard supports EFI or UEFI boot.
Step1. Install and
launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. It will display your disk partition
information on the main interface. Then, click All Tools>Migrate OS to SSD and click Next in the pop-up
window to continue.
Step2. In the next window, select an unallocated space on SSD and
then click Next.
Step3. In this window, you could modify the information (including
size, location, and drive letter) of the partition on new disk, of course, you can
keep default settings.
Step4. After setting up all the information, click Next to read the note about Boot Operating System.
Step5. Click Finish back to the main interface where you can
preview changes. To save the changes, click Apply button to commit
the Pending Operations.
▶This operation involves the system partition, so the operation will be completed
under the PreOS Mode.
▶If you migrate OS between MBR and GPT disks, please enter BIOS and change boot
setting (about boot setting, please check your motherboard or computer manual)
when OS migration is completed.
▶If there is no unallocated space on the destination disk, you can delete useless
partition or shrink a large partition to generate some unallocated space.