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Want to replace HDD with SSD to get better performance but do not know how to migrate whole HDD to SSD? Now professional disk clone freeware Renee Becca can help you make perfect migration!

Recently I want to replace the old HDD with SSD in my computer to make some improvement for my PC. However, I am stuck at how to make this easy. Because I do not want to install Windows in the new SSD which means I need to reinstall all my software and transfer other files and data to the new SSD after system installation. Is there any simple way to help me transfer the original system, software and all the data to the new SSD?
With the good performance of SSD, more and more computer users want to replace the HDD with SSD as well. But parts of them stuck at the same situation. Because migrate all data including system by cloning HDD to smaller SSD could be a little different from cloning HDD to HDD. 
Now, you can migrate whole HDD to SSD with professional disk clone software – Renee Becca

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

Autmotic 4K Alignment helps you get the best performance of the SSD disk!

Support to migrate Windows to SSD only.

Clone HDD to HDD or SSD to SSD with all data reserved.

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

people has downloaded and clone whole HDD to SSD for free!

How to Migrate Whole HDD 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. Go to “Clone” function and click “Hard Disk Clone/Clone System Disk”.

Please connect the SSD to computer with disk station or SATA.
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. If the HDD does not contain system, please disable this item manually,
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.

change disk
Now, you can migrate whole HDD to SSD with the 4 simple steps here! Boot your computer with the new SSD after migration! Totally free! No need of any professional knowledge.