Migrate Windows 10 to SSD (Solid State Drive) without Data Loss

There is a new way to improve the performance of your Windows 10 by migrating OS from HDD to SSD with AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard easily.

December 23, 2014

Migrate Windows 10 to SSD (Solid State Drive) without Data Loss

SSD is a new type of storage. Unlike traditional hard disk drive (HDD), there are no moving parts in SSD and it stores data by NADA flash. Compared SSD with HDD, the biggest difference is that SSD has faster data access time, because SSD doesn’t spin up drive platters or move drive heads. Besides, SSD is more reliability and quiet.

Migrating Windows 10 to SSD usually means moving your OS to SSD. But when it comes to why need to migrate Windows 10 to SSD, maybe everyone has different demands. Therefore, we summarize two reasons.

The first one is to get better performance. SSD is unlike traditional hard drive you used, it is much faster than HDD due to there are no moving parts in it. And a lot of users pursuit for fast boot time or data accessing time, so to satisfy the demands of the users, you need to migrate Windows 10 to SSD.

What’s more, in your daily life you may come cross low disk space especially for system partition. This problem will have bad effect on the performance of computer. If the problem is always in your computer, it will affect your work and life. So to directly solve the problem, you may need to replace your present hard drive with a larger SSD. At this moment, you have to migrate Windows 10 to SSD. Meanwhile the price of SSD is cheaper than before.

Expect the reasons mentioned above, SSD has less power usages and less noise which attract the users to move OS to SSD. Therefore due to these advantages of SSD and the requirements of Windows 10 users, migrate OS to SSD is reasonable.

As for some users they think it is a trouble work for them to migrate Windows 10 to SSD, because it takes a lot of time to reinstall system and other applications. Fortunately, there is an excellent software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard enables you to migrate Windows 10 to SSD without reinstalling system. Furthermore, this software can help you make bootable CD, convert disk style between MBR and GPT, merge partitions, move partitions and so on.

Before you do:

  • Make sure there is an unallocated space which is equal to or larger than the used space of current OS partition on SSD. If there is no unallocated on SSD, you can shrink partition to get it.
  • If you would like to migrate OS from MBR disk to MBR disk, Standard Edition is ok , however if you migrate OS from GPT disk to GPT/MBR, you should download Professional Edition. And also make sure your motherboard support EFI/UEFI boot.

The following steps are migrating Windows 10 from MBR HDD to MBR SSD.

Step1: Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, install and open it. Then right-click Migrate OS to SSD or HDD on the left navigation bar.

Step2: In the following pop-up window, click Next.

Step3:Choose the unallocated on SSD as destination and then click Next.

Step4: Left move the bar to create new partition within the unallocated space and then click Next.

Step5: Make sure all the operations are ok, click Finish.

Step6: To take effect all the operations, please click Apply.

With AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you can migrate Windows 10 to SSD without reinstall operating system. What’s more, if you want to move the whole data on hard drive to SSD without spending time reinstalling anything, you can clone Windows 10 hard drive.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is specialized in partition management. It is much powerful and flexible than Disk Management in Windows 10. So if you are the user who wants to manage your partitions easily, you can’t miss this free but professional software. Just have a try!