About Samsung Data Migration
Samsung Data Migration is a tool developed to help users migrate all data on their hard disk drive (HDD) including their current operating system, applications, and other data to their new Samsung SSD. It supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1, but Windows 10 is not currently supported yet. Supported SSDs include Samsung SSD 850 Series, Samsung SSD 840 EVO (2.5”, mSATA), Samsung SSD 840 Series, Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, Samsung SSD 830 Series, Samsung SSD 470 Series. It is preferred by a lot of computer users due to its excellent performance. However, many users have complained about the problem Samsung Data Migration SSD not recognized, which comes up with a window saying that no Samsung SSD was detected when trying to clone HDD though the SSD is shown normally in Disk Management.
Solutions to Samsung Data Migration cannot detect SSD
You can try one of the solutions according to your situation.
1. If you attach SSD to a SATA/USB enclosure, the program will not recognize it as a Samsung SSD, so you can connect the SSD via SATA-to-USB cable.
2. If that doesn’t works either, remove your old hard drive and install the new SSD in its place, then connect the old hard drive to your computer with the SATA/USB adapter and then load the Samsung SSD Data Migration software.
3. If the SSD is connected via internal SATA cable, not USB external, it is most likely you are running in either IDE or RAID mode. If IDE, you definitely need to switch it to AHCI in BIOS. Before you change this, install AHCI drivers on your computer. If you are in RAID, don't change it to AHCI and leave it as RAID, but Samsung SSD Data Migration can only recognize drives in ACHI mode though Windows can handle the drive in AHCI or RAID. To get it work, you may have to reinstall your system to make that switch.
However, if Samsung Data Migration failed to recognize your SSD after trying these solutions or you think them too complicated, you can try another freeware to transfer data to SSD.
Samsung Data Migration alternative - AOMEI Partition Assistant
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free data migration software that can easily migrate OS to SSD. Compared with Samsung Data Migration, it supports Windows 10 besides Windows 8.1/8/7, and all kind of HDDs, SSDs and SSHDs as long as Windows detects them, so you won’t worry about the problem like Samsung Data Migration SSD not recognized. Having seen its users-friendly main interface and clear guidance, one would know how to use it without help even when trying it for the first time. Here comes the screenshot for the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition.
Besides, it also has many other useful features, such as Quick Partition, Windows to Go Creator, Convert to GPT without data loss, Make bootable media, and many more. You can free download this migration software and start enjoying it now. If you want to merge partitions without data loss and other advanced features, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional on a PC or AOMEI Partition Assistant Server on a server.