There is no doubt that technology is advancing by leaps and bounds and in what is technology much more. Solid state drives came to change everything, they are incredibly efficient, much faster, although we clearly cannot deny that they are smaller and in turn, more expensive. But hey, nothing is perfect gentlemen. Now this is precisely why many users wonder how you can clone a HDD to an SSD.
This is not an easy task to do, but by following each of the appropriate steps you can do it well. As I told you, this is one of the safest and fastest ways, but that does not mean that it took you time to prepare to do the cloning.
The previous steps
Optimize the system: The truth is that we could clone a HDD disk to an SSD without further ado, but the success rate may be too low therefore it is important to do this before. You have to do a full system maintenance, you can use CCleaner which is very useful and also an antivirus. In case you have little time, I recommend that you use a disk defragmentation to optimize the participation of Windows.
Make a data backup: You shouldn’t have a problem cloning an HDD to an SSD, but it’s always good to make a backup, in case something goes wrong.
Align SSD partitions: This is a simple step, but where you have to do several things, to make it easier for you I have brought you a video that explains how to do it.
The cloning process, from HDD to SSD
So once you are ready to start the migration, for this we will have to use a free tool, although there are other paid ones in case you don’t like it.
In order to do so we are going to use ClonezillaTo start using it you have to create a bootable disk with which you will download the image of the software that I told you. Then you are going to record it in a CD, DVD or Bootable USB following the instructions on the web. Then you have to configure the BIOS to boot from the drive where you saved the image.
Now, once you have started Clonezilla you will choose the option device-device and the way beginner mode, which is the beginner mode. Next, you will select disk to local disk and you will choose the source disk (HDD) and the destined disk (SSD), in this way the cloning process will begin.
Once it is finished you will be able to remove the boot device, you will restart the system and you will choose the SSD as the boot drive in the BIOS.
What to do when you finish the cloning process
When everything is ready, you will enter the system and check that everything works correctly. You have to see that all the files are in place and if the programs work as you expect.
You will see that after doing this you will notice an increase in the general speed, with the SSD you can access the data at any point instantly. We hope this tutorial will help you to do the cloning, if you have questions or there is another way, leave us a comment.