SSD, the short of Solid State Drive, is also a storage disk which made by solid state electronic storage chip. It takes the fancy of more and more people since its safer and faster performance.
Unlike HDD, SSD has no moving parts, the data are stored on the memory chips, there is no platter spinning. So the data on the SSD can be read and written faster.
We often hear that people want to transfer their Windows 10 operating system (OS) from HDD to SSD since the computer’s performance will be improved greatly after doing so.
Then, how to transfer Windows 10 from HDD to SSD without reinstalling?
Transferring Windows 10 OS from HDD to SSD actually is cloning Windows 10 system partition from HDD to SSD. Here, free and easy-to-use clone software – AOMEI Backupper Standard will be highly recommended, which can do system clone, disk clone, partition clone. What’s more, it has many other features like Backup and Restore. You will find that with this powerful tool, it will be done so easy.
Tips before Update Windows 10 to SSD
The first, make sure the destination SSD has enough space to store the files. The second, if you are transferring Windows 10 OS from MBR disk to GPT disk, make sure that the motherboard supports EFI/UEFI.
Here are steps for “Update Windows 10 to SSD”
Step 1: Launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Then select “Clone” -> “System Clone”. Since it’s free version, you need to follow the instruction to share the text and unlock system clone.
Step 2: The program will automatically select the source drives that need to be updated; you only need to select the SSD as destination location. If the SSD is not empty, the program will prompt you all partitions on SSD will be deleted. Click “Next” to continue.
Step 3: Here is the operation preview which shows you the OS drives will be migrated to SSD. At the lower left corner, you can choose whether or not tick the checkbox before “Sector by sector clone”. We suggest you tick the checkbox before “Align partition to optimize for SSD”. After that, click “Start Clone”.
The time of OS migration depends on how much data you have. After complete, click “Finish” to exit.
With this hard disk clone software, the operation of migrating operating system to SSD can be completed through just a few clicks. So just download this tool and have a try by yourself.