Migrating laptop to SSD on Windows 10 is an interesting thing
Laptop has many advantages compared to desktop. It is lighter and smaller, easier to carry. With the development of computer technology, its performance is no less than the desktop’s. That’s why more and more people prefer to use laptop.
However, most laptops’ hard disks are HDD by default. As we all know, SSD is faster than HDD. If you install your operating system on SSD and boot the system from SSD, within 15 seconds you can enter into Windows. Moreover, your programs will be running better under SSD. Windows 10 is the latest OS, which collects the merits of Windows 7 and Windows 8, it’s worth upgrading to Windows 10.
● A laptop
● A SSD
● Optical Drive Bay
● AOMEI Partition Assistant
Part 1 - hardware
In this article, we adopt method is removing CD-ROM device and then put SSD in that place. Why? Because we prefer to add SSD to laptop and keep HDD.
CD driver is rarely used in our common life(if you insist on using CD, I will tell you the remedy later, please read on). The CD-ROM device uses SATA interface, which is the same as common SSD, so SSD can be installed on that place. To complete this, you need an optical drive bay.
Since some old laptop’s CD drive is still SATA 2.0 while the hard disk is SATA 3.0, You can also move the original HDD to the place where CD-ROM device is, and then install the new SSD on the place where the old HDD is to ensure the performance of SSD into full play.
In other situations, to see your laptop has mSATA interface or not, if so, please choose a SSD with mSATA interface to install. The size of this kind of SSD is smaller, single-face thickness is only 4.85mm, won’t occupy space very much.
Now many ultrabooks have neither CD-ROM device nor mSATA interface, here you need to see whether your ultrabook has enough NGFF interfaces or not. NGFF interface is the new generation of SSD interface standard developed by Intel designed for ultrabook or tablets especially.
*Notice: A SATA to USB converter will help you connect CD-ROM drive to laptop as before.
Part 2 - software
After adding SSD into laptop, it’s time to migrate laptop’s OS to SSD. Another powerful tool will help you achieve this - AOMEI Partition Assistant, and its function - migrate OS to SSD. If you plan to migrate OS from a MBR disk to a MBR SSD, the freeware AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition is OK. If you want to migrate OS from a GPT disk to a GPT/MBR SSD, you should try AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro or other higher editions. AOMEI Partition Assistant is easy to use. This wizard has guides on every step.
We think you have read this tutorial, newbie become geek! You could enjoy the performance of SSD and Windows 10 on your laptop. AOMEI Partition Assistant is an excellent product! Besides migration, you can convert, resize partition, create Windows to Go and so on. Well, safety is important, you may need to make a backup before migrating. We recommend you to try the free backup software - AOMEI Backupper. What’s more, AOMEI Backupper’s system clone feature can transfer OS to SSD too. AOMEI family is great!