Intel Data Migration Software not Detecting SSD
I've got an HP notebook computer and bought a new X25-M 120GB drive to replace the notebook's SATA drive. I've got the SSD plugged into an external SATA drive dock, connected to the notebook via USB. Windows 7 sees the unformatted drive connected via USB. However, when I try to install the Intel Data Migration Software, it reports that the Intel Data Migration Software not detecting SSD. Why would that happens and how to fix it?
To solve the problem, you need to know Intel Data Migration Software first.
About Intel Data Migration Software
Intel Data Migration Software (IDMS), is a data migration tool that produced by Intel. It can be used to copy content including operating system, applications, personal files from old storage device to new Intel SSD. After that, you can also choose delete all data from the old hard drive. When you install IDMS on your computer, it will detect your old hard drive and the new Intel SSD, and you can follow its wizard to migrate all data from the old hard drive to new Intel SSD. PS, the destination disk must be bigger than the source disk.
Problems of using Intel Data Migration Software
Well, you may meet many problems of using IDMS. Intel Data Migration Software not detecting SSD is one of the problems like the Scenario. Actually, you may meet many other problems while using Intel Data Migration Software to migrate data from old storage drives to their new Intel SSD. For example, you may meet the problem that Intel Data Migration cloned SSD won’t boot; many Windows 10 users may meet the problem that the Intel Data Migration Software not working in Windows 10; or you may even meet black screen after reboot Intel Data Migration, etc. Well, is there any way can avoid those problems.
Solutions for Intel Data Migration Software not detecting SSD
When you meet this Intel Data migration Software not detecting SSD problem, you need to know that this software only supports Intel SSD in the very first time. If you are using Intel SSD, you need to make sure whether your Intel SSD is installed in the right way. For this operation, you can:
1. Turn to Device Management, if the drive start with Intel SSD in Disk Drive, it is correct.
2. Besides, you should check the connection:
For desktop, you should insert the Intel SSD to the SATA connection to the motherboard. While for laptop, you should connect the SSD to computer with a SATA to USB cable.
The best alternative to Intel Data Migration Software
As Intel Data Migration Software has so many problems, you can figure out another way to migrate data from old hard drive to new Intel SSD. And AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard should be the best alternative to Intel Data migration Software. It is free, and it can help you migrate data from old hard drive to new SSD including Intel, Kingston, WD, Samsung, and other brands. What’s more, its intuitive interface make things much easier. Here s the guide for how to migrate data from old hard drive to new Intel SSD with this great Intel data migration tool.
Step 1. Connect the Intel SSD to your Windows PC, make sure it can be detected by your Windows. Then, free download AOMEI Partition Assistant and install it on your computer.
Step 2. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can see all disks on your computer list in the concise interface including SSD. Click Disk Copy Wizard in the left pane.
You need to choose “Copy Disk Quickly” or “Sector-by-Sector Copy”. The former one will only clone the used space on the hard drive, while the later one will make an exactly duplication of the old hard drive no matter it used or not. Thus, if you choose the Sector-by-Sector Copy, your target hard drive should be at least as same as the source disk and you cannot change the partition size during the whole operation.
Step 3. Select the old hard drive as the source disk, click Next.
Step 4. Then, select the new Intel SSD as the target disk, tick the box in front of “Optimize performance of SSD”, click Next.
Step 5. AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to edit partitions on the new drive. If you don’t want to do here, click Next to skip this step.
Step 6. Then here will give you a note for how to boot from the cloned hard drive. Read about and click Finish, you will back to the main interface. Confirm the operations, click Apply -> Proceed to execute the task.
●If you try to move data from GPT disk to MBR disk, you need to make sure that there are less than 4 partitions on the GPT disk cause the MBR disk only supports up to 4 primary partitions.
●If you try to migrate system MBR disk to GPT disk, you need to make sure your motherboard supports UEFI, otherwise, the cloned disk may not be able to boot successfully.
AOMEI Partition Assistant should be the best alternative to Intel Data Migration Software. It can help you transfer contents from old hard drive to new HDD or SSD easily and simply. If you upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional edition, you can unlock many advanced features like allocate free space, etc.