By AOMEI / Last Updated July 17, 2019

Have you tried hard drive upgrade?

Doing a Gateway laptop hard drive upgrade is one of ideal methods to make your system run much faster than before. SSD (Solid State Drive) which almost takes over the role of HDD (Hard Disk Drive) nowadays as the primary storage medium is about five times fast as a hard drive. On the other hand, it has no moving parts that might break if you happen to drop your laptop. In this case, a lot of people decide to migrate all data or just migrate OS drive to SSD. However, some users are still not clear about how to upgrade the hard drive. Then, you may find out the solution below.

Step by step to upgrade

Before working Gateway laptop hard drive upgrade:

  • Make sure that you understand any information regarding your warranty. Any unauthorized work on your system may void the warranty of system manufacturers.

  • Review the safety instructions inside of your system product manuals.

  • Check your BIOS settings and update them as needed for SSD compatibility.

  • Backup important documents on the destination disk in advance.

  • You’re recommended to clean up the drive for additional space.

  • Prepare a transfer tool - AOMEI Partition Assistant which is a professional disk/partition software can realize Gateway laptop hard drive replacement without reinstallation, applying to Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP as well as Vista.

Step 1: Connect the new drive to your computer. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. If you’re going to copy only operating system, select the migration wizard on the left then follow its instructions. Here we’ll copy the whole disk so right click it and choose “Copy Disk”.

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Step 2: In this pop-up window, choose one copy method. But only the first option enables you to clone HDD to smaller SSD.

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Step 3: Select the destination disk. Plus, don’t forget to tick the box in order to optimize the performance of SSD.


Step 4: Partition Assistant will ask for your confirmation.


Step 5: You’re able to edit partition size before Gateway laptop hard drive removal while it’s also possible to resize partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant whenever you need.

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Step 6: Please read the note carefully and learn how to boot computer after migration.

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Step 7: Last, click “Apply” to execute.


That’s it. With AOMEI Partition Assistant, it’s not difficult to finish a Gateway laptop hard drive upgrade, isn’t it? Besides, it supports not only Gateway laptop, but also other brands of laptops/desktops.