By AOMEI / Last Updated September 6, 2019

SSD not recognized by Samsung Data Migration?

Many people meet problems when they try to transfer Windows 7 to SSD of Samsung with Samsung Data Migration or Samsung Magician. Samsung Data Migration is a tool designed to help users transfer data - including operating system, programs, etc from HDD to a new Samsung SSD. But it seems that the new SSD is often not detected by Samsung Data Migration even though it’s normally shown in Disk Management. In this situation, you may try some physical methods to solve Samsung data migration SSD not recognized first. While if you think these solutions are a little difficult to understand, a more convenient way is recommended - AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Migrate Windows to Samsung SSD via AOMEI

AOMEI Partition Assistant is a professional and easy-to-use disk/partition manager that can not only help you migrate Windows 7 to Samsung SSD, but also copy Windows 10/8.1/8/XP/Vista to any other brand SSD within a few of steps. Following instructions will tell you how to do it.

Step 1. Connect Samsung SSD to your computer then launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. You have two choices now. If you only intend to migrate OS, selecting “Migrate OS to SSD” wizard on the left side and following that guide is OK. On the other hand, to transfer the whole Windows 7 to Samsung SSD, which means the whole disk, let’s continue with step 2.

Step 2. In the main interface, click "All Tools" and "Disk Clone Wizard".

Clone System Disk

Step 3. In the pop-up window, employ an appropriate copy method. You’re suggest to keep the default one because only in this way can you clone old hard drive to a smaller SSD.

Clone System Disk Quickly

Step 4. Choose your source disk.

Select Source Disk Clone System Disk Full

Step 5. Choose SSD as the target disk. Don’t forget to tick the small box down there to optimize the performance of SSD.

Select Target Disk Clone System Disk Quick

Step 6. In this step, you’re able to edit partition size if you need. Anyway, AOMEI Partition Assistant enables you to resize partition easily at any time.

Clone System Disk Edit Partition

Step 7. Please read this note carefully and there’s a link teaching users how to boot computer from destination disk after you migrate Windows 7 to Samsung SSD.

Note

Step 8. It will turn back to the main window when you click “Finish”. Well, you may redo anything before clicking “Apply” for final execution.

Apply Proceed Clone System Disk Quick

Since this process of migrating Windows 7 to SSD of Samsung contains system boot partition, the operation will be completed under PreOS Mode.