How to Copy Disk to SSD without Data Loss in Windows 10/8/7?

June 11, 2018

This article will show you the reason of copying disk to SSD and introduce you a free disk copy software as well as the method of copying disk to SSD without data loss in Windows 10/8/7.

Scenario

“I want to copy or maybe clone all the things on disk to SSD in my Windows 7 computer, but don’t know how to copy disk to SSD without data loss. Is there any simple way to copy disk for free? What should I do?”

Why copy disk to SSD in Windows 10/8/7?

First of all, let’s have a look at the common reason of copying disk to SSD in Windows 10/8/7.

1. Normally, after using a hard drive for a few years, this disk is very outdated. In order to ensure the computer can run smoothly, you need to replace your old disk with a new or larger disk. And copy all partitions on the old disk (including the system partition) to the new SSD quickly to avoid installing operating system and applications from scratch.

2. In general, SSD has been selected as target disk by many of you because of their outstanding advantages such as fast read-write speed, lower power consumption, no noise and so on. So, copy disk to SSD can be a good choice to replace your disk for a good performance.

In this cases, copy hard disk to SSD in Windows 10/8/7 can give you many conveniences.

Best disk copy software

Surfing on the Internet, you will find numerous ways to help you out. The common recommendation offered by most people is to choose professional disk copy software to copy disk to SSD. Using a right third party disk copy software to do this operation will save you a lot of time and can effectively guarantee the security of your data. Compare with other software, here I highly recommend free AOMEI Partition Assistant – a powerful disk copy software which provides you many useful features like copy disk. You can use it to copy disk to SSD in Windows 10/8/7 without data loss.

How to copy disk to SSD without data loss in Windows 10/8/7?

The specific steps of copy disk to SSD are as follows:

First of all, you should connect the target disk that you’ll clone SSD to with your computer and make sure your Windows recognized it.

Step 1. Download, install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click the disk you want to copy and select “Copy Disk”.

Disk Copy

Step 2.Next, choose a copy method, here we choose “Copy Disk Quickly”, then click “Next” to continue.

Select Disk Copy Method

* If you choose “Copy Disk Quickly”, the target disk could be smaller than source disk but must larger than used space.

If you choose “Sector-by-Sector Copy”, the target disk must be equal or larger than the source disk.

Step 3. In the pop-up window, select the destination disk, and click “Next”. If the disk 3 has partitions, a warning message will come out. Select “Yes” or “No” to change the condition according to personal condition. If copy to SSD, remember to tick “Optimize the performance of SSD” box.

Select Destination Disk

Step 4. After that, you can adjust the partition size on the destination disk in your need. Then click “Next”.

Edit Disk

*“Copy without resizing partition”: means keeping the size of source partitions.

“Fit partitions to entire disk”: means the program automatically adjusts the size of partition to fit the entire disk.

“Edit partitions on this disk”: means resizing partition size on the disk by you.

Step 5. Then it will go back to the main interface. You can preview the partition information on the destination disk and click “Apply”>”Proceed” after your confirmation.

Pending Operations

Conclusion

With the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant, copy disk to SSD in Windows 10/8/7 can be easily completed. AOMEI Partition Assistant can be the best disk copy software. Besides copy disk, it also has many other powerful functions like resize/move/delete partition, repair MBR, convert to GPT disk and so on. If you want to migrate OS from MBR disk to GPT SSD or HDD, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro.