Why Transfer C Drive to SSD?
As we all known, SSD (short for Solid State Drive) has faster speed of reading and writing than the original hard disk (like the HDD, short for Hard Disk Drive), there is no noise when it works. That’s why so many users decide to use it as the bootable disk. Thus, the key to promote the performance of your current computer is transfer C drive to SSD. It means that transfer your current OS to SSD disk in Windows 10/8/7, including the system files and the applications you’ve installed.
There are some circumstances you may have encountered: Your computer spends a long time on booting; you got rough experience when run some large games in your computer; some day you’ll find the C drive has not enough space to run the applications correctly and smoothly, you have to increase C drive or transfer data to a larger disk, and so on.
Considering these situations, you may consider migrating C drive to SSD in Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Operating System to get better performance than before.
What Do You Need?
Maybe you desperately want to know how to transfer OS to SSD, but before that, there is something you need to prepare:
A SSD Disk: as the destination location to save data of C drive when you transfer C drive to SSD. Its size maybe smaller than your current hard disk, don’t worry, as long as the size of SSD disk is larger than the size of C drive, reserve some space for future extend in SSD disk.
Your current computer: contains all the partitions, including System Partition (typically C drive, which you want to transfer) and other data partitions.
Clone HDD to SSD software: there are many tools in the market to transfer data from hard disk (HDD) to SSD, and most of users don’t know how to choose. So we recommend you the easiest and safe way - use AOMEI Partition Assistant software to solve this problem.
How to Transfer C Drive from HDD to SSD in Windows 7/8/10?
AOMEI Partition Assistant provides two ways to copy system drive to SSD: copy partition and migrate OS to SSD, the later one is better than the previous one. The following text is about how to transfer C drive to SSD disk without reinstalling Windows and applications:
Step 1: Download and launch the AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional program, on the main console, click "Migrate OS to SSD" under the left "Wizards" column.
Step 2: In next window, click "Next" to go on.
Step 3: Select an unallocated space on SSD drive. If there is no unallocated space on destination disk, select F partition on Disk 2 (SSD), make sure you have ticked the option "I want to delete all partitions on this disk 2 to migrate system to this disk", then hit "Next".
Tips: You can also move C drive to another location, like Network share, NAS device, USB flash drive, an external disk etc. It depends on you.
Resize your partition on SSD disk to get an unallocated space if you don’t want to delete all partitions on SSD drive. And make sure the unallocated space must be larger than the size of C drive.
You have to backup important files on SSD disk to another location in advance.
Step 4: In next window, customize the size and the location of the new created G partition. Click "Next".
Step 5: Ensure you have noticed how to boot OS from SSD or HDD, click "Finish" to continue.
Step 6: Preview the pending operations and the changes of Disk 2 (SSD), press "Apply" button to migrate C drive to SSD.
The operation will be completed under the PreOS Mode, and the computer will be restart.
You should enter the BIOS to set the SSD drive as the first boot device when the copy is done.
Here, the operations of copy C drive to SSD has been successful, you will get a better performance of the computer. On the other hand, you could also copy partition to clone C drive to SSD.Furthermore, AOMEI Partition Assistant provides more features to get your disk managed, like merge partitions, partition recovery, extend partition, etc.