About Data Migration
Data migration refers to copy the exactly same data from source disk to another one. Usually, with time goes by, the users of PC or laptop will realize there is less and less free space on their hard disk to install any other applications. In additional, low disk space can lead to slow booting up speed and data accessing speed. When facing this problem, users will plan to upgrade their present hard disk to SSD (Solid State Drive) or only migrate OS to SSD to get fast speed. Because, compared SSD with HDD, SSD has faster booting up time, less power usage, less voice and more reliable. With these advantages, SSD is becoming popular among users.
When it comes to upgrade hard disk to SSD, the thing you must take into consideration is how to migrate data to SSD. Actually, you can reinstall system or other programs on SSD directly, but it is a time consuming work that nobody expect to meet. How to finish this task without reinstalling system?
Transferring Data with Samsung Data Migration Software Free Alternative
As a user of Samsung SSD, it is an easy job for you to do this job, because Samsung data migration software allows you to migrate system or data to SSD without reinstalling system. But expect Samsung SSD, this migration software can’t be available to other brand SSDs. It is a pity for the other SSD users.
Fortunately, there is a free third party software AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which is designed for partition management. It is able to migrate OS to SSD without installing system no matter which brand SSD you used.
Before you do
- Make sure your destination SSD has an unallocated space which is equal to or larger than the used space of OS partition.
- If you would like to migrate OS from MBR disk to GPT disk, please make sure the motherboard of your computer supports EFI or UEFI boot.
Step1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Click Migrate OS to SSD or HDD on the left side of the interface and then click Next.
Step2:In the pop-up window, please choose the SSD as destination disk and then click Next to continue.
Step3: In this window, you can modify the information (including size, location, and drive letter) of the partition on new disk, of course, you can keep default settings. After setting, please click Next to go on.
Step4:Please read the note in the following window and then click Finish.
Step5:In order to perform this operation, please click Apply.
- System partition is involved in this operation, so the operation will be completed under the PreOS Mode.
- If you migrate OS between MBR and GPT disks, please enter BIOS to boot from the new SSD when OS migration is completed.
- If you are going to replace present hard disk with SSD and don’t hope to reinstall system and any other applications, you can clone present hard disk to SSD with AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.