How to Migrate Old SSD to New SSD in Windows 7/8/10?

April 17, 2017

Find the way to migrate smaller and old SSD to larger and newer SSD in Windows 7 with reliable data migration software AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Why perform SSD to SSD migration?

More and more SSDs like Samsung SSDs, Intel SSDs etc replace traditional HDDs and become the boot disk in operating systems inside a large number of PCs. At an early time, the prices of SSDs are generally more expensive with small capacity at the same time. A part of computer users have bought that kinds of SSD and replaced HDD with SSD in desktops or laptops then. They enjoyed the convenience brought by new technique yet soon they will encounter some issues. The largest issue should be the limited disk space. As time goes by, a large quantity of data created by system as well as PC users has stored on the small SSD. So, it is time to migrate smaller SSD to larger SSD.

Of course, not every user purchased the small capacity SSD at that time. People who have bought large-sized SSD may also need to migrate old SSD to new SSD if their SSDs are about to dying after years of usage. Although SSD has higher quivery resistance capability as the storage device it is also likely to be attacked by hacker, virus etc. Therefore, to do Samsung data migration from SSD to SSD, for example, is a good solution to save your system. 

Other intentions of performing SSD migration might be for the same layout of the current SSD and the security of some confidential data. However, whichever reason leads to your condition, you need to figure out how to migrate SSD to SSD.

SSD to SSD migration in Windows 7/8/10

If one of your SSD comes from Samsung SSD, you may turn to its own Samsung Data Migration (SDM) to move SSD to SSD. For detailed steps of using SDM, please refer to clone HDD to Samsung SSD. In Windows operating system, it is hard to ask internal tools for help. But you can complete migration with a roundabout way if you’re a big Windows fan. Simply put, you backup your current SSD and then restore everything to the target SSD with Backup and Restore utility in Windows 7/8/10.

Alternatively, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional can assist you do data migration between SSDs using its feature “Disk Copy”. This feature ensures the secure boot from target disk after copying. If the destination SSD is larger than the source, enlarging each partition during the migration is available in the software. Without further ado, let’s move to next part to learn specific steps of SSD migration.

Migrate SSD to SSD using AOMEI Partition Assistant

Step1. Install the newer or larger target SSD to your PC with SATA cable or USB adapter. Make sure your Windows recognizes it. The target SSD will be overwritten after migration. So if any important file exists, back them up first.

Step2. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Enter the main interface and click Disk Copy Wizard in the Wizard pane. Then choose the copy method you wish to use in the next window.

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Step3. Select the source SSD and the destination SSD, and don’t take them wrong.

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Step4. You have three options to edit partitions on the target SSD here. If you don’t satisfy with the partition layout later, you can resize partition using this same software as well. After the configuration, you will read a Note that might be useful later.

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Step5. This is the virtual outcome of all operations, click Apply now. In the pop-up window, there is a final confirmation for you. If nothing goes wrong, click Proceed to start copying.

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Apparently, AOMEI Partition Assistant has advantage of easy-to-use in SSD to SSD migration. Its graphical and user-friendly interface suits all ranges from PC novices to IT experts. As you can see from the screenshots, AOMEI Partition Assistant can help do many useful operations. For example, you can migrate OS to SSD from HDD while keeping files on HDD with it. Meanwhile, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a good alternative to EZ Gig IV. You can experience more by downloading.