“I have an external hard disk drive and it has several partitions including system
partition, recovery partition and so on. Now, I want to copy all things on this HDD
to my newly bought SSD and then replace HDD with SSD. Is there any advice on cloning
hard drive with multiple partitions to SSD? Thanks in advance!”
Clone all partitions to SSD with cloning software
You can always find reasons to clone a hard drive with multiple partitions to another
hard drive: HDD to SSD upgrade without reinstallation, a duplication of operating
system and other data saved on these hard drive partitions and etc.
If you want to perform hard drive cloning in Windows 10/8/7, this powerful and
overall cloning software – AOMEI
Partition Assistant Professional is highly recommended. It enables you to
clone entire hard drive including boot partition and recovery partition; it can help
you to clone single partition only to another disk as well. Besides, it is with user-friendly and concise
interface, thus you can handle it rather easily.
How to Clone hard drive with multiple partitions to SSD?
Now, let’s see how to copy all partitions on hard drive to SSD in Windows via AOMEI
Partition Assistant Professional (Supposed that the hard drive is installed with
Windows 10). Connect the destination SSD to your computer and do as follows:
* You can download Demo version of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional and try
Step 1. To clone all partitions to SSD, install and run it. In the
main interface, go to All Tools > Disk Copy
Step 2.In the pop-up window, choose a proper way to copy disk based
on specific situation and then click Next (here I choose Sector-by-Sector
Copy Disk Quickly [only copies the used space of
source disk] allows you copy disk to
a smaller one but the capacity of target disk not smaller than the used
space of source one; it allows you to adjust partition size during copying
Sector-by-Sector Copy [copies all sectors including
unused space of source disk] takes more time and requires that the
capacity of destination disk not smaller than the capacity of source one.
Step 3.On listed disks, choose your source disk and click onNext button.
Step 4. Then, choose your destination disk and click Next andYes.
Step 5. A Note about how to boot operating
system from destination disk after cloning will pop up. Read it carefully and keep
it in mind. Then, click Finish.
Step 6.You’ll return to the main interface and you can preview the
result of this operation. Click Apply and Proceedafter confirmation
All data saved on the destination hard drive will be erased; you can back up
necessary files before cloning.
When you clone GPT disk with partitions beyond 3 to MBR disk,
“Sector-by-Sector Copy” will convert the destination MBR disk into MBR
automatically; “Copy Disk Quickly” will convert extra partitions into
If you clone MBR system disk to GPT or GPT system disk to MBR, you need to
change boot mode after cloning.
Obviously, it is not a tough task to clone all partitions to SSD or HDD through disk
copy using AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Actually, it enjoys many other
powerful features, allowing you to fix many issues related to partition. For
example, if you encounter C drive is full issue, its Merge Partitions function
enables you to add non-contiguous unallocated space to C drive; when you
accidentally delete partition, Partition Recovery Wizard of it is able to recover