“Hello, guys! To speed up my computer, I intend to replace my current boot disk with a Plextor SSD. I’m afraid of reinstalling Windows OS and other applications on the Plextor SSD. I have planned to transfer all data from HDD to SSD via copying and pasting files; but I found that there are too many files. Is there any advice?”
Cloning software for Plextor SSD
In fact, it is not a good idea to move data to SSD via directly copying and pasting all file. Firstly, as what mentioned in Scenario, there are plenty of files, thus the whole process can be time-consuming; secondly, you are unable to boot system normally as some system files are inaccessible after pasted into another disk. Then, do you have to reinstall all programs and Windows operating system?
Don’t worry, this comprehensive and powerful Plextor SSD cloning software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional can assist you! With Disk Copy feature, it supports you to clone your current hard drive to Plextor SSD or other SSDs of different sizes. What’s more, it can align SSD partitions to improve SSD’s performance during cloning process. And it allows you to clone OS drive only to SSD, if the capacity of the target disk is not enough to hold all data on the source disk. For compatibility, it can work with Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP and Vista; if you are a Windows Server user, you can employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Server edition.
Clone hard drive to Plextor SSD step by step
To perform hard drive to Plextor SSD copy, connect the SSD to your computer at first; install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Then, do as the following step:
Step 1.In the main console, click Disk Copy Wizard at the left pane, and choose an appropriate way to copy disk (Copy Disk Quickly is highly recommended) in the pop-up window.
Specific differences between two methods:
"Copy Partition Quickly" – only copies the used space on the source disk; the size of destination disk should be equal or larger than the used space on the source disk.
"Sector-by-Sector Copy" - copies all sectors (unused space included) of source disk to destination disk. The size of target disk should not smaller than the size of source disk.
Step 2. Choose the current boot disk as source disk and click Next.
Step 3. Choose your Plextor SSD as target disk, tick Optimize the performance of SSD and click Next.
Step 4. You’ll be prompted that all data on the selected destination disk will be erased. Click Yes to continue.
PS.: If you don’t want to lose the files stored on your
destination disk, make a backup in advance.
Step 5. Here you can edit partition size on the target disk. Then, click Next.
Then, you’ll receive a Note about how to boot from the cloned disk. Remember it and click Finish.
Step 6. Now, you’ll get to the main interface of this Plextor SSD cloning software. Click Apply to execute operation.
If you want to keep your HDD simultaneously, you need to enter BIOS to change boot order.
If you clone MBR disk to GPT SSD, you should change the system boot mode to UEFI; if you clone GPT disk to MBR SSD, you should change to Legacy boot mode.
Wrap things up
Obviously, this Plextor SSD cloning software enables you to clone current HDD to Plextor SSD within few clicks. In fact, it enjoys many other powerful functions as well. For example, it comes along with Partition Recovery Wizard feature, which is able to recover deleted/lost partition on external hard drive, internal hard drive and so on; its Partition Copy Wizard makes it possible to clone data partition only to new hard drive.