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Upgrading hard drive to SSD could be a good choice to improve computer performance. However, it could be annoying because we have to reinstall whole system and related software. Now, you can make it by coping everything in HDD even system to SSD with a few clicks with professional disk clone software!

Upgrading HDD to SSD could be one of a good solution to improve the computer performance. However, some users may think replacing disk for computer is troublesome because they need to reinstall whole Windows system and all software. Beside, personal data and files need to be transfer from the original disk to the new one. Whole process may take a whole day or more.
However, now you can copy everything in hard drive to SSD with a few clicks. After copy finish, you can boot the computer from the new SSD directly. No need to make any further operation. Sounds attractive and easy to go? Besides, is it possible to clone large hard drive to smaller SSD? Of course you can. Now, let make it now!
If you just want to migrate Windows system to SSD and connect the original hard dive as data storage device, please click How to Migrate OS to SSD for detailed system migration process.

How to Copy Hard Drive to SSD with Simple Steps

If we want to copy hard drive to SSD without reinstalling system, we need to make it with professional disk clone software – Renee Becca.

More about Renee Becca

Clone all data (including system) in HDD to smaller SSD. SSD could used to boot computer after clone finished.

Support to migrate Windows to SSD only.

4K alignment will be processed when clone disk, migrate system, restore disk or system.

Users can also clone disk (HDD or SSD) to another one with larger capacity.

Backup & restore system/disk/folder. Auto backup plans are available.

Compatible with: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2008/2012(32bit/64bit)/Server 2008

people have download and make the disk clone successfully!
If you are trying to replace hard drive to SSD for laptop, the capacity of the SSD should be taken into consideration when you purchase the SSD. Because for most laptop, users only have place for one drive (unless your laptop comes with a spare slot for an M.2 SSD). Also, you can connect the SSD or HDD as the external disk. But when you go outside, it could be inconvenience. Besides, this could also be limited by the number of the USB ports.

How to Copy Hard Drive to SSD with Simple Steps

Preparation: Only full version of Renee Becca can make the target disk bootable after clone. If you do not activate Renee Becca, cloned disk can not boot the target computer normally. 

Download Renee Becca

Step 1: Launch Renee Becca. Connect target disk to computer. Go to “Clone” function and click “Hard Disk Clone/Clone System Disk”.

select disk clone function

Step 2: Select the source HDD and target SSD.

Renee Becca will identify the original disk of your computer automatically. And connected external disk will be marked by symbol like “USB HDD”.
select target SSD
Please check the item of “Make the target disk bootable (System disk only)” if the disk you clone for contains system.
Copy all sectors” means software will clone data in all sectors even you have deleted but have not been overwritten in the disk. (Please click “+More” button on the bottom-left side to check this.)
Cloned disk should be used in the same computer which the original disk is in.
click more to check

Step 3: Have a check of the size of partitions in SSD via Virtual View. After assure, just click “Clone”.

Before processing the clone…
Please make sure the size of the target disk is larger or equal to the total space you have used in the original HDD.
Make a full backup for both disks.
Renee Becca will make 4K alignment automatically when cloning disk to SSD, which can improve the performance of SSD.
Renee Becca will first fulfill the used storage of each partition and then divide the rest of free space equally in according to the number of the partitions to each partition in new disk when cloning. Here, we can refer to the following example:
Original disk before clone…
Size of Source disk: 500 GB Size of used space in total: 56.8 GB We can get information of each partitions’ used space from the following chart.
situation of original disk
Disk with smaller size after clone…
Size of target disk: 120 GB Free space in total: 62.4 GB Conditions of 3 partitions after cloned: *After allocating enough used space of each partition, the rest 62.4 GB will be divided in to 3 parts equally and add to each partition separately.
clone-entire-HDD-to-smaller-disk- after-clone

Step 4: Boot the computer with the new disk after clone.

You can try the following 2 plans to boot from the new disk:
Take off the original disk, connect the new one and boot from the new disk directly.
Change the boot order in BIOS and boot from new disk. (Do not know how to make it? Click here for more. )

* Please make sure the computer can boot from the new disk normally before formatting the original disk.

install disk in laptop
install disk in laptop
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