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Summary

Want to replace HDD with SSD and preserve all data in HDD? Easy to go. With Renee Becca, you can easily clone entire HDD to SSD and boot from the SSD once clone finish.


Nowadays, making SSD to be the system disk is very common when computer user want to upgrade PC’s performance. But sometimes we may want to transfer all data and system from HDD to SSD which can replace the whole disk with SSD. You may want to copy and paste all the data directly. However this will not make the SSD bootable because system boot information can not be copied or pasted.
Then you search the internet. But regret to find that dozens of methods are available for cloning HDD to another larger disk or just migrate system to SSD.

At this moment, Renee Becca can help you free clone data and system in hard drive to SSD which has smaller capacity. You can boot target compute with the SSD once clone finish.

*If you just want to clone only system to SSD, please refer to migrate system to SSD for detailed steps!
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With Professional Disk Clone Software Renee Becca, you can

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  • Enjoy the software without any charge! No limitations on all functions.
  • Directly make the clone without creating image! Save time!
  • Boot from the new SSD after 4 step clone process at once. All information required to boot the system will be cloned.
  • Make perfect clone for you when cloning entire HDD to smaller SSD.
  • Make auto-backup for system, partitions, folders and files with the 5 build-in backup modes.
Compatibles with: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/2012/2008/Server 2008
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How to Clone Hard Drive to SSD For Free

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 disk
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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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