By Bryce / Last Updated September 26, 2022

When migrating data to Intel SSD/HDD?

Due to its outstanding performance, many Windows 10/8/7 users would like to use Intel SSD/HDD to store data or as boot disk. Thus, it is common to migrate data from the old disk to new Intel SSD/HDD and the main reasons are concluded as follows:

To replace HDD or upgrade SSD: With advanced technology, SSD owns higher performance and is easier to be afforded. Owning various series such as Intel SSD P3608 Series, Intel SSD 750 Series, Intel SSD 660P Series, etc, and great prosperities, Intel SSDs are chosen by many computer users. More and more computer users are willing to replace old HDD with Intel SSD or upgrade old smaller SSD to new larger Intel SSD.
To protect data safety: Computer may suffer a great number of problems and these problems can cause data loss or system damage. Therefore, computer users need to migrate data to another safe place such as Intel SSD/HDD to protect data safety, especially some important data.
To realize the same layout on another computer: If the current existing operating system and application satisfy computer users, they may want to have the same layout on another hard drive. Therefore, data migration is necessary to achieve the same layout on another hard drive.

For migrating data to Intel SSD in Windows 10/8/7, Intel Data Migration Software can be rather helpful. It can clone all the content including OS from the old disk to Intel SSD effortlessly.

How to use Intel Data Migration Software?

As you know, Intel Data Migration Software is a great Intel data migration tool to transfer data to another SSD. First of all, computer users need to connect Intel SSD to the computer and download Intel Data Migration Software, Install it. Run it and select a language that you need in the Help menu. Then you just need to choose your source disk and destination disk as the interface shows. Then, make confirmation of the former step and click the “Restart” button to implement the cloning disk. Finally, you can just wait for the cloning process.

Select Source Disk

Select Target Disk

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▪ There is at least one Intel SSD When making data migration with Intel Data Migration Software.
▪ The “Restart” button must be clicked; otherwise, disk cloning will be canceled and the data migration will fail.
▪ Intel Data Migration Software supports Windows 10/8/7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP; Intel Data Migration latest version (3.1) supports Windows 10/8/7 and Windows Vista; if the computer system is XP, download version 2.0.


Find out a free alternative to Intel Data Migration Software

There is no doubt that Intel Data Migration Software is a friendly Intel SSD migration tool for many computer users. But, few problems such as “Intel Data Software not working”, “Intel Data Migration Software not detecting SSD” and “the operation of data migration failing” will appear during the process of data migration. These problems may be caused by the incompatibility between Intel Data Migration Software and non-Intel SSD. Thus, to find out an alternative to this data migration tool windows 10/8/7 is a wise choice.

Compared with so many data migration tools, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can be my first choice.

★ It can transfer all data from the old hard drive to Intel SSD or SSDs belong to other brands like Samsung 860 Evo SSD, WD Passport SSD, etc.
★ It can clone only used sectors, thus you can use it to clone HDD to smaller SSD, as long as the capacity of the target SSD is not smaller than the used space on the source disk.
★ It enables you to copy only boot-related partitions rather than the whole hard drive to SSD if your target SSD is not enough to hold all data on the source disk.
★ It can align SSD partitions automatically and allows you to resize partition without losing data when you cloning to SSD.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can work well under Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP and Vista. To clone HDD to SSD in Windows Server, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. To make better use of Intel Data Migration Software free alternative, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, refer to the following context.

Preparations, such as connecting the new SSD to your computer and download this tool should be completed before starting using it to transfer data. Then, do as the steps given below (Taking cloning 1TB HDD to 500GB SSD as an example):

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Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assitant Standard. In the home interface, click All Tools and Disk Clone Wizard.

Disk Copy Wizard

Step 2. Choose Clone Disk Quickly and click Next.

Copy Disk Quickly

Step 3. Select your source disk and click Next.

Source Disk

Step 4. Choose the disk to which you want to migrate data as your source disk. Check Optimize the performance of SSD and click Next.

Step 5. Select Fit Partitions to entire disk or Edit partitions on the disk.


A Note that presents how to boot computer after cloning appears. Read it carefully and keep it in mind.


Step 6. Here you can preview the result of this operation. If you are satisfied, click Apply and Proceed to commit it.


  • This operation needs to be performed under PreOS mode, as it involves OS.

  • The Standard Edition only supports MBR data disks clone, if you wish to clone MBR system disk, MBR to GPT, GPT to MBR, GPT to GPT, please upgrade to the Professional Edition.

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Intel Data Migration Software is just for Intel SSD, not suitable for non-Intel SSD. But AOMEI Partition Assistant supports not only Intel SSD, but also non-Intel SSD such as SanDisk SSD and Samsung SSD and HDD. It is a great alternative to Intel Data Software for Windows 10/8/7.

In fact, AOMEI Partition is far more than a data migration tool. It can conversion between GPT and MBR without data loss, extending C drive with non-contiguous unallocated space without losing data, format 64GB, 128GB external drive to FAT32 and so on.