Why need to migrate Western Digital hard drive data?
Western Digital (abbreviated WD) is a famous computer hard disk drive manufacture and enjoys a high reputation around the world. Most users prefer to choose Western Digital hard drive to store valuable data. And a Western Digital data migration will be necessary under the following two situations.
> When the data stored in the Western Digital hard drive is quite important, you can migrate them to another location to make a full data backup. Then you can use the backup immediately when they get lost or damaged in the original hard drive, so as to prevent significant data loss in time.
> When you want to upgrade the old Western Digital hard drive to a new one, replace the small WD hard drive with a large one, or replace the failing WD hard drive with a good one, you need to migrate data from WD hard drive to another one to protect precious data.
Choose the best WD cloning software
When it comes to Western Digital data migration, there are several ways you can adopt. One of the most common ways to migrate data between different hard drive is by “Copy and Paste” or “Cut and Paste”. For general small amount of data, they are great methods. But if the Western Digital hard drive contains the system files, big applications or programs, “Copy and Paste” or “Cut and Paste” is not recommended since the pasted system files might become inaccessible, then lead to Windows boot failure.
In such case, you can turn to a WD cloning tool that can help you clone an entire Western Digital hard drive, along with all content inside, to another disk. Of all the options available on the market, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional stands out relying on the following advantages.
>> Compatible with all versions of Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. Easy to operate for both experts and novices with an intuitive interface.
>> Provides two different methods to copy Western Digital hard drive, you can choose to either copy used sectors or copy every sector from the source disk to the target disk. If you want to clone a larger hard drive to a smaller hard drive, you can only copy the used sectors.
>> Supports copy system disk to another one. And you can boot operating system from the target disk successfully after cloning.
>> Allows you to migrate data from a single partition to another drive since it provides “Partition Copier”.
Steps to clone Western Digital hard drive in Windows 10/8/7
Now you can download the WD cloning software Demo Version and give it a try. The below content is about how to clone Western Digital hard disk (system disk) to another disk in Windows 10. Before that, you can:
>> Backup any necessary data on the target hard disk since the cloning process will delete all content from it.
>> Delete unnecessary data from the Western Digital hard drive to shorten the cloning process.
Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro, right click the Western Digital hard drive and select "Copy Disk".
Step 2. Here, you can choose a proper method to copy the WD hard disk as you want. Then click “Next”.
Step 3. Now, you need to choose the destination disk to hold all content on the WD disk. If the target disk is an SSD drive, you can tick “Optimize the performance of SSD”, which can help optimize the reading and writing performance of SSD drive.
Step 4. In this window, you can edit partitions on your destination disk if you choose “Copy Disk Quickly” method in step 2.
Step 5. Back to the main interface, click “Apply” and “Proceed” to execute the pending cloning operation.
Warning: if you are cloning an MBR system disk to a GPT disk, please verify your motherboard supports UEFI boot mode since you need to change BIOS to UEFI after cloning so that you can boot OS from the cloned disk smoothly.
As the best WD cloning software, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro can help you realize a quite quick and effective Western Digital data migration no matter you plan to transfer data from WD hard drive, or to WD hard drive. Most importantly, this versatile software can even allow you to migrate only OS drive to SSD, recover lost/deleted partitions and more.