How to Clone C Drive to SSD in Windows 10

Abby Haines updated on Aug 11, 2019 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Can any program clone C drive to SSD in Windows 10

I have upgraded my computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when the official version of the new system came out. Now I am buying a new SSD. I want to use it as a bootable disk and the old HDD as a data storage disk. So, to achieve the goal, I need to move Windows 10 from HDD to SSD. I know I can manually reinstall the system and all the installed applications to the SSD. But I don't think it is the best or the only way. Maybe I can choose to clone C drive to SSD. Do you know any reliable cloning software can help?

Like the case mentioned above, you might need to migrate OS to SSD in different situations, for example, upgrade HDD to SSD. And if you want to find the easiest way to do the job, you have to use a third-party Windows 10 SSD cloning software. By cloning C drive to SSD, such programs can help you keep everything intact after the HDD to SSD migration job. It is really the best solution to transfer C drive to SSD without reinstalling anything. You can't find another easier and safer way. 

Clone C drive to SSD in Windows 10 with EaseUS Windows backup software

EaseUS file backup software is a professional tool coming with powerful cloning capacity. It enables you to copy your entire hard drive or partition to another with either fast file-by-file copy or sector-by-sector copy in all Windows versions. So you can completely use it to clone C drive to SSD in Windows 10.

Step 1. Use the proper way to safely connect both hard drives to your computer. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and choose "Clone".

choose clone to clone system disk

Step 2. All the available hard disks will appear in the disk list, and you should choose a source disk first. Since you're going to clone only the system disk, so choose only the system partition, usually the C:, if there are multiple partitions on this hard disk. Click "Next".

choose the system c drive as the source disk

Step 3. Choose the other hard disk or partition as the destination disk. If the destination disk is a Solid State Drive, it's better to click "Advanced options" and enable "Optimize for SSD". 

choose a destination disk

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to start cloning the system disk. Do not interrupt the process until it's 100% completed.

preview disk layout and click proceed
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.