Why Need to Transfer System Drive to SSD?
Solid-state drive (SSD), also called a flash drive, is a type of hard drive. A SSD has a special kind of memory chip with erasable, writable cells that can hold data even when powered off. SSD has many advantages. It’s faster than traditional drive. The SSD is durable, it is not likely to be damaged even it is dropped or banged. So it is safer than traditional drive.
In these situations, people need to transfer the current system drive to Solid-State Disk. For instance, transfer Windows to larger or smaller storage devices in a single operation; to support any Windows since XP; Transfer a 64-bit Windows configured to the UEFI-based boot mode; automatically aligns partitions on the destination disk if necessary, or automatically detects and copies MSR for successful migrations of Windows 7. By transferring, it allows the user to exclude data during the process in order to fit the destination disk. Guarantee security for the system and data, etc.
Transfer Your Current System Drive to SSD Using AOMEI Partition Assistant
There are generally three or four steps in transferring your current system drive to a smaller SSD in Windows built-in Disk Management. Including shrink original partition to fit on the smaller SSD; create an image of the now shrunken OS drive; install the new hard drive and restore from the image, etc. It could be sometimes a tough process for many users.
While still, there are challenges for Windows OS drive transfer. Windows transfer from HDD to smaller SSD, for example, could be one challenge. Transfer software to outside storage devices can be a slow and sad process to the unprepared. The only solution is to repartition the HDD first, while it is time consuming and the safety of data can’t be secured.
In Windows, 64-bit Windows transfer configured to the UEFI boot mode could be another challenge. Microsoft provides guides to solve the problem, but demands a lot of experience from users, such as the use of the diskpart, cmd and other utilities.
Fortunately, Partition Assistant developed by AOMEI Tech provides us a better way in solving the problem. It is a complete and powerful disk migrate program. It provides disk/partition clone to transfer data or system drive to a new SSD without reinstalling Windows and data loss.
The software works well with Windows platform. With its help, you can also resize partition, move partition, split partition, create partition and delete partition, etc. Apart from transfer OS to new SSD; you can also convert FAT to NTFS, convert logical partition to primary partition or convert primary partition to logical partition and much more…