Why Need to Clone hard disk?
Clone hard disk refers to transfer all the data on hard disk to another one. It is different from copy and paste, because some data can’t be accessed after copying and pasting such as some system files. Furthermore, it is a hard work if there are a lot of data needed to move.
Usually, with the daily increasing temporary files, caches and other data, the free space will become less and less. What’s more worse, you may be warned as low disk space, which has bad effect on computer speed. In this situation, upgrading present hard disk to a larger hard disk or SSD (Solid State Drive) may be a wise choice. To satisfy the demands, it is necessary for users to clone hard disk to avoid reinstalling system and other applications.
How to Clone Hard Disk?
It is well acknowledged that Samsung data migration is able to clone data to SSD easily. However, during the migration some users will find “Samsung data migration cloning failed” and data can’t be moved to SSD as they expected. Actually, Samsung data migration software is only compatible with Samsung SSD, so if you use other brand SSD, you aren’t allowed to clone any data.
But don’t feel depressed, because there is third party software called AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional which is specialized in partition management. It enables users to clone hard disk to SSD without any data loss no matter which brand SSD you used.
In additional, this software can help users convert MBR to GPT, migrate OS to SSD, make bootable CD, convert dynamic disk to basic and more. All these useful features can work on Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7/Vista and Windows XP. It is more powerful and acceptable than Samsung data migration.
Detail steps for how to clone hard disk
Step1: Download, install and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro. Click Disk Copy Wizard on the left side of the interface
Step2: Choose Copy Disk Quickly and then click Next to go on.
Step3: Select the disk you plan to clone as source disk (here is Disk 1) and then click Next.
Step4: Choose another disk as destination disk (here is Disk2) and then click Next.
You can tick "Optimize the performance of SSD" to improve the reading and writing speed of SSD if the selected destination disk is a SSD.
Step5:In this pop-up window, you are allowed to adjust the partition size on the destination disk. There are three options for you: “Copy without resizing partition”, “Fit partition to entire disk” and “Edit partition on this disk”. After finishing the adjustment, please click "Next".
Step6:After reading the note, please click Finish to continue.
Step7: In order to perform this operation, please click Apply.
- If the hard disk you want to clone contains system partition, the operation will be completed under the "PreOS Mode".
- The deleted or lost files can only be copied to the destination hard disk through “Sector-by-Sector Copy” method.
- “Copy Disk Quickly” only copy the used space of the source disk, so the capacity of the destination disk can be smaller than the source disk, just like the above pictures showing; “Sector-by-Sector Copy” will copy the whole source disk, no matter the space is used or not, so in this mode, the destination disk must be equal to or larger than the source disk and it will take longer time.