Why do we need data migration software?
Generally speaking, data migration is a process of selecting, preparing and
transferring data from one storage location to another, from one computer storage
system to another. It is a great way to make a data backup.
When it comes to moving data, the most common method is “Copy & Paste”, which
works fine for a small amount of data. But if the data takes up too much space, like
system files or big programs, things will become very tough since you need to
individually install them again. It would be a long and tedious process. So a
professional data migration software is quite necessary. That can simplify the
process and make it more efficient and convenient.
Best data migration tool for Windows PC-AOMEI Partition Assistant
Now that data migration software is of great importance for transferring data, how to
find out a proper one? In order to save your time, here we would like to recommend
AOMEI Partition Assistant
Standard. It is a freeware for Windows 10/8/8.1/7/XP/Vista users to manage
their disk/partition conveniently. With it, you can migrate data from partition to
partition, or disk to disk with simple steps. Besides, it comes with many other
amazing features like wiping
external hard drive, merge partitions, convert data disk from MBR to GPT or
GPT to MBR, convert FAT32
to NTFS without losing data and vice versa, delete
hidden partitions on USB drive and more.
How to migrate data via AOMEI Partition Assistant?
AOMEI Partition Assistant provides two methods to migrate data between hard drives.
Now you can download the freeware and learn
how to copy data from partitions to partitions and disks to disks.
> Disk Copy
If you got a new disk and want to move all data on the older disk to the new one,
this function is suitable for you.
Note: When copying disk 1 to disk 2, all the data on disk 2 will be
deleted and erased, so make a backup in advance if necessary.
Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Click the disk (here we choose
disk 1, the system disk) you want to copy and select "Copy Disk" in
the left panel.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose a copy method according to your requirments.
Then, click Next.
>>Copy Disk Quickly: only copy the used space to another disk,
so you can copy
a larger disk to a smaller disk.
>>Sector-by-Sector Copy: copy all sectors of the disk to a
target disk no matter it is used or not. This method could copy the deleted or lost
Step 3. Select a destination disk. If you are copying the old disk to an SSD, you
should tick the Optimize the performance of SSD, which can improve the performance
of your SSD. Click Next.
Step 4. You can edit your destination disk in this window. Resize the partition as
you want by click the options.
>> Copy without resizing partition: keeping the size of source
>> Fit partitions to entire disk: the program automatically
adjusting the size of partition to fit the entire disk.
>> Edit partitions on this disk: resizing partition size on
the disk as you preferred.
Step 5. Back to the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant, click Apply to
execute the operation.
> Partition Copy
If you would like to migrate data from a part of whole disk (only a partition, not an
entire disk) to another partition or disk, you can use this method.
Step 1. Right click the partition which contains the data you want to migrate, and
choose Copy Partition.
Step 2. Select a copy method, Copy Partition Quickly will just copy used space,
time-saving and quick. So it is recommended. Then click “Next”.
Step 3. In this window, you need to select destination space on this disk or another
disk to hold all data from the source partition. Then click “Next”.
Step 4. Here you can resize partition and decide
the partition location.
Step 5. Click “Apply” in the main interface, and waiting for the process to be
As the best data migration software, AOMEI Partition Assistant makes it quite easy to
migrate data between partitions and disks. You can also migrate only OS drive to SSD/HDD
after you upgrade to AOMEI
Partition Assistant Professional.