Clone HDD to SSD with AOMEI Partition Assistant

September 28, 2016

Cloning hard drive (HDD) to SSD is just a piece of cake with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. In this article, we will show you how to clone hard drive to SSD in details.

SSD (Solid State Drive) has been widely used by millions of people nowadays. SSD drive provides faster speed of loading and a much shorter boot-up time. Most users prefer to clone their HDD to SSD instead of installing a new OS on SSD. Or you can merely clone system to SSD and make SSD for OS only. In this article, we’d like to introduce you a very convenient way to clone hard disk drive to solid state drive - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is one of the best free SSD migration software that specialized in Windows OS. It allows users to do both basic partition operations like resize partition, merge partition, move partition, delete partition, format partition, and advanced partition managements like migrate OS to SSD, create Windows to go USB, create bootable media etc. It’s a multifunctional and one of the best disk management utilities on the market.

1. Free download and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. In the main window, click "Disk Copy Wizard" like in the picture below.

AOMEI Partition Assistant

2. Choose a disk copy method: quick copy and sector-to-sector copy. Quick copy will only copy the used space. Sector-to-sector copy will copy the entire space.

AOMEI Partition Assistant

3. Select the source disk that you want to copy.

Partition Assistant

4. Select the destination disk. For SSD, we can enable the automatic partition alignment.

Partition Assistant    

5. We can edit the partition size or just skip this step.

Apply  

6. Please note that in order to make OS bootable on the destination disk, please shut down the computer after disk copy is finished. Click Finish to proceed.

Apply

7. Here we back to the main interface. We can preview the destination SSD at the bottom. It's the same as the source disk. Click Apply button to continue.

Apply   
To sum up, clone HDD to SSD is a good method to upgrade hard drive to SSD on laptop or desktop. AOMEI Partition Assistant makes every step easy and simple. There are many other helpful features embedded in this software, download to learn more.

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