SSD Migration or Fresh Install, Which Works Best for You?

August 23, 2016

Learn how to perform SSD migration in Windows 10/8.1/8/7 using free Kingston/Samsung SSD migration tool AOMEI Partition Assistant after purchasing one.

Now computer is very popular, but not everyone masters its hardware and system well. Computer updating is also very fast. SSD is no longer expensive than before. In order to improve the performance of computer, many users plan to install Windows on SSD with HDD. After buying SSD like Kingston SSD or Samsung SSD, they will face the two choices: do a SSD migration or fresh install? Usually, there is also a similar way, that is cloning the partition. But it is not as good as the two previous methods.

Some people said a clean install is preferable, because it sets things up more efficiently. However, a fresh install will let you lose every personal content. If you used the computer for years, it is better to use SSD migration utility to keep your valuable memeories. Besides, a clean install takes much longer than using SSD tool either in Windows 10 or in Windows 7/8.

So my suggestion is choosing SSD migration with solid SSD to SSD software. You can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition, a freeware, which could directly transfer your system (system reserved and system partition) to SSD without reinstalling anything. It handles alignment very well in migrating OS to SSD. The partitions will be aligned on SSD after the “Migrate OS” completed, the system partition will be automatically marked as C: after you unplug the source disk and boot from the SSD. The operation won’t do any changes on your source disk, and you can use it in case of SSD failed.

Migration option

Above all, to perform SSD migration using AOMEI Partition Assistant works best for most people. Learn more about migrating OS to SSD and more features of AOMEI Partition Assistant here. A new function named “Windows to Go Creator” enables you to deploy a full corporate environment that will boot from a USB drive or external USB hard drive. You don't have to purchase Windows 10/8/8.1 Enterprise Edition to create a bootable USB drive.

AOMEI Partition Assistant supports widely Windows operating systems. From the early Windows XP to the latest Windows 10. From Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012. AOMEI Partition Assistant provides widely functions related to disk partition. From basic: Copy disk/partition, Rebuild MBR, Resize/Move partition, etc to advanced: Hide/Unhide drive, Partition Alignment, Wipe unallocated space, etc. For instance, you can reformat disk/partition to FAT32 with it. AOMEI Partition Assistant is a all-sided partition tool.

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