About partition clone
To clone a partition to SSD is one quick way to make an exact copy of your drive and backup your important data so as to prevent data loss. Although Windows has a built-in tool that helps you back up, it doesn’t provide any feature for clone. A cloned drive can be substituted for the original drive at any time, no extra work, like restoration. In this case, you need to find an appropriate software when you intend to copy partition to SSD.
Clone disk/partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant
AOMEI Partition Assistant brings a wide variety of tools and user-friendly interface, which aims to make your disk/partition management easier and safer than ever. It supports Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Vista and XP (32/64-bit). You’re able to clone a partition to SSD just via a few of clicks. Following instructions will show you detailed steps.
Step by step
What you should know before cloning:
Only the unallocated space can be selected as the destination. If there is no unallocated space, you can create one through “Resize Partition” in AOMEI Partition Assistant.
If you clone system partition or there are running applications on the partition you want to clone, this operation will be executed under PreOS Mode.
Step 1: Install and launch Partition Assistant. If you’re going to clone OS, please employ “Migrate OS to SSD” wizard on the left. Here we’ll take D drive as example. Right click it. Select Copy Partition.
Step 2: In the pop-up windows, please choose one copy method. With Copy Partition Quickly mode, the unallocated space should be larger than the used space of the source partition. With Sector-by-Sector Copy mode, the unallocated space must be equal or larger than source partition.
Step 3: Select destination location. Since the target disk is SSD, ticking Optimize the performance of SSD will improve its reading and writing speed.
Step 4: It allows you to specify some settings like partition size, drive letter, etc in this step. Afterwards, click Finish.
Step 5: Click Apply for final execution.
The whole process to clone a partition to SSD copies not just the data, but also the type, logical or primary, as well as file system. Well, if you wanna clone the entire disk, you can clone hard disk via “Copy Disk”.