By Cherry / Last Updated September 9, 2019

What mirror hard drive to SSD can do for you?

Part of users would like to mirror hard drive to SSD. Mirror hard drive is to make an exactly copy from one to another. It is meaningful to computer users. And here, let’s see what mirror hard drive to SSD can do for you.

  • It can help you protect data from data loss. During the computer using time, you may meet many accidents that may cause data loss. However, if you have already copied hard drive to SSD, then, your data won’t be lost in the accident, and you can easily restore data from the mirrored SSD.

  • It can speed up and upgrade your PC. No matter desktop or laptop users, you all want to run fast. Well, the SSD has good properties than HDD, it is more stable than HDD and it is running faster than HDD. If you want to upgrade your PC, mirror hard drive to SSD is a good way for speeding up and upgrading your PC - you can upgrade HDD to SSD without reinstalling OS and programs through this way.

Mirroring hard drive to SSD can solve such problems. However, how to mirror hard drive to SSD and boot from the SSD successfully?

The software for mirroring hard drive to SSD

Mirror hard drive to SSD isn’t an easy thing. It is an exactly copy from the source disk to destination disk, but not as same as simple copy and paste, which won’t allow you to boot from the SSD. If you are going to boot from the mirrored SSD, here we will introduce you a third party software that allows you mirror hard drive to SSD and boot from it after mirroring.

AOMEI Partition Assistant is such a great software that you can use to clone hard drive to SSD. Its Disk Copy Wizard allows you to copy HDD to SSD, or copy hard drive to another hard drive with a few simple mouse-clicks. What’s more, you can repartition hard drive during copy hard drive to SSD, so that you can use the SSD directly after clone.

How to mirror hard drive to SSD with AOMEI Partition Assistant?

AOMEI Partition Assistant provides a great tool for copy hard drive to SSD. Here we will show you how to upgrade HDD to SSD without reinstalling OS and losing data.

Things you should prepare before doing:

  • A computer installed Windows OS. Here, the computer installed a hard drive with Windows OS. AOMEI Partition Assistant allows you to work on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. The hard drive with Windows OS is the drive you are going to mirror.

  • A solid-state drive. This solid-state drive is the drive you’ll be mirroring to. The SSD should be as same as the source drive volume or larger than the source drive. If you want to migrate from HDD to a smaller SSD, the SSD should be enough to store the data on the hard drive.

  • Install AOMEI Partition Assistant on your Windows computer.

Then, you can start clone hard drive to SSD as the following guidance:

Step 1. Connect the SSD to your computer. Make sure it can be detected. Then, launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. You will see the basic environment of your hard drives. To mirror hard drive to SSD, here you should right click the original hard drive, select Clone Disk, or you can click Disk Clone Wizard/Disk Clone in the left pane to start.

Disk Copy

Step 2. Choose a way to copy HDD to SSD. Here we highly recommend “Clone Disk Quickly” because it will only copy the used space of the disk to another disk, with this option, you can easily clone hard drive to a smaller SSD.

Source Disk

Step 3. Select the SSD as the destination disk. Here you should check the option of “Optimize the performance of SSD” because it will align SSD so that it will be in the best status after clone.

Target Disk

Note: The content in the target disk will be deleted during the operation of copy partition. If there is any important data on the target disk, back it up first.

Step 4. Here you can edit partition on the destination hard drive. Or you can resize partition with AOMEI Partition Assistant later.

Edit

Note: if you select Sector by Sector Clone before, you cannot edit partition size.

Step 5. After that, AOMEI Partition Assistant will give you a note for how to boot from the SSD after clone. Read it, and click Finish.

Note

Step 6. You will back to the main interface. Click Apply at the toolbar to submit the whole progress.

Apply

After copy, you can boot from the SSD by changing boot mode.

Conclusion

Using AOMEI Partition Assistant to mirror hard drive to SSD is such a simple thing. It can be operated easily even a noob can handle it. Besides copy hard drive to SSD, it has many other functions like migrate OS to SSD/HDD, convert between MBR disk and GPT disk, etc. You can also download its free edition AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to use its basic functions. if you are Windows Sever users, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is suitable for you.