Free OS Migration Utility- Move OS from HDD To SSD- Best Ways In 2021

Free OS Migration Utility

What are HDD and SSD?

You should not be unfamiliar with HDD drive. HDD is also what we often call Mechanical Hard Drive. The working principle of HDD is traditional drive + magnetic head. Data is stored on the drive, and the magnetic head “moves” on the drive to read, and processing data information.

There is a vast difference between SSD and HDD. SSD uses flash memory as a storage medium, and its read speed is faster than HDD and SSD does not use magnetic heads, so there is almost no seek time, and the speed of continuous data writing is relatively high. Therefore, compared to SSD, the speed of HDD can no longer keep up with users who have certain needs for computers. Using SSD is also an important aspect of improving computer performance.

Why move OS from HDD to SSD?

In the early days, because of the high price of SSD, most of the users were professionals. But now, as the SSD coming into ordinary users’ sight at a price affordable on the market, many people have the idea of buying SSD. Some people add an SSD to the existing hard drive, and some people use an SSD to replace the old HDD.

If it is the second case, unless you want to perform a clean installation of Windows OS on the SSD, you may find a way to move OS from HDD to SSD. Because this not only preserves your original system settings, allows you to use your familiar operating system on the SSD, but also avoids the time-consuming and laborious installation process.

How to move OS from HDD to SSD without reinstallation?

To migrate OS to SSD, I suggest you use AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard because it is the easiest and most effective way to transfer Windows OS. This partition magic supports Windows 10/8/8.1/7/Vista/XP users, and it is completely free!

Migrate OS to SSD is a built-in feature of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which allows you to complete Windows OS migration with just a mouse. What’s more, this tool can also allow you to automatically align the SSD during the operating system migration process to improve the performance of the SSD. Most importantly, it ensures that the Windows OS can start normally after being transferred to the SSD.

But a special reminder: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard only supports Migrate OS from MBR disk to MBR disk, if you need to migrate OS from MBR to GPT or GPT to MBR/GPT, you should upgrade it to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. For how to move Windows 10 to SSD, please see below.


  1. Before moving the operating system officially, you need to prepare a SATA to USB cable, because you have to connect the computer to the SSD, please double-check whether the connection is successful.
  2. Please partition the SSD in advance to ensure that the SSD has a partition to store data.

Step 1. After preparing for download and installation, open AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Here you can see all the disks on the computer, including the SSD that is being connected to the computer. Select “Migrate OS to SSD” on the Wizards.

Step 2. In this window, select SSD as the target disk. Then click “Next”.

Step 3. At this step, you can resize the size of the system partition by dragging the button to the left or right. Then, click “Next”.

Step 4. After that, don’t forget to click “Apply” to generate the operation.

Now, you have been successfully moved OS from HDD to SSD. But please wait a moment, you are only one step away from enjoying the performance of SSD because you should boot Windows OS from the SSD. After that, all steps are completed.

Final words

With the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can see move OS from HDD to SSD is not a difficult thing. If you are planning to replace the SSD, it is a good method you can use.

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