How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?

How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?

Cloning a hard disk to SSD or another hard disk is a tedious and mind-bending process. However, with AOMEI disk cloning software, this process becomes a breeze. Here, in this guide, we will show you how you can clone a hard disk to another SSD or even another HDD. Let’s get started.

How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?

How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?

While it’s true that you can copy and paste a lot of data, there are also many files that are permanently stored in the system and impossible to access. If users aren’t aware of the disk clone’s purpose, they may end up inconveniencing themselves and even breaking the disk in the process.

Cloning software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, is designed for Windows PCs. Users can safely and quickly clone their hard drives and solid-state drives (SSDs) to a new disk as a means of either upgrading to a faster storage medium or creating a backup. To simplify the cloning process, AOMEI developed the Partition Assistant. Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, and Vista are all supported by this program. You can use it easily by following these simple steps:

  1. Download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant.
  2. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, and click on All Tools, and then Disk Clone Wizard.
    How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?
  3. In case you move your system drive to a new disk, click on Migrate OS to SSD.
  4. In the new pop-up window click on Clone Disk Quickly because you want to copy the hard disk to an SSD.
    How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?

    AOMEI Assistant gives you two options to clone your hard disk:
    • Clone Disk Quickly: This option copies the used space of the disk.
    • Sector-by-Sector clone: This option copies all sectors of the disk whether it is used or not.
  5. Now choose the hard disk that you want to clone as the source disk and click on Next.
    How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?
  6. After that, choose the destination disk to clone the data of the source disk and then click on Next.
    How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?
  7. In the next window, you will get options to adjust the partition size on the destination disk.
    How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?

    You will get three options here:
    • Clone without resizing partition: If you are cloning to a smaller SSD, this option will be grayed out.
    • Fit partition to entire disk
    • Edit partition on this disk.
  8. You can now preview the disk cloning process by viewing the Pending Operations.
    How to Clone Hard Disk to SSD or HDD?
  9. Now to complete the pending operations, click on Apply and Proceed.

Additional Information About Cloning Disks

The Sector-by-Sector Clone option is very similar to Clone Disk Quickly. The only part difference is Steps 4 and 7. In step 4 you need to select the other option, i.e. Sector-by-Sector Clone, and in Step 7, you have to ensure that the size of the destination disk is larger or equal to that of the source disk. The rest operation is the same.

Well, that’s all we have here about how you can clone your Hard disk to SDD or HDD. We hope this guide helped you. If you liked this, make sure to check out Can Data Be Recovered From a Failed SSD?

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