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How to Easily Clone an SSD to a Larger SSD in Windows 11

Updated by Gemma on Aug 24, 2021

Windows 11 is a much-awaited Microsoft update with a fresh perspective, high-level graphic capabilities, and so much more. This Windows 11 has redesigned many old Microsoft classic features like Paint with a fresh layout. Thus, it requires 64GB of minimal free space to properly run; the larger will be even better. 

That also means your old SSD might need upgrading to accommodate the Windows 11 functions. For this, you should consider cloning your small SSD to a larger SSD compatible with Windows 11. 

This way, without losing your data, you can enjoy Windows 11 at full speed. But wondering if cloning an SSD to a larger SSD Windows 11 is a complicated process, don't worry. That's because you have convenient and secure software like EaseUS Todo Backup to help you out. 

So, let's explore how to easily clone an SSD to a larger SSD using simple software without any ado.

Clone a small SSD to a larger SSD

When You Should Clone SSD to a Larger SSD in Windows 11 

Before moving ahead, let's jot down scenarios when you should probably clone your older SSD to a larger one in Windows 11. If you have encountered any of these scenarios, you should think about SSD cloning:

  • When your PC or laptop runs slow and takes ages to boot. If you have an older computer running on an HDD disk or small SSD, to relish graphic-rich Windows 11, you need to clone and move to a larger SSD. 
  • When your system drive is almost full. If you don't have sufficient space for Windows 11 updates or your system is almost full after Windows 11 update, cloning to a larger SSD can help you run your computer smoothly. 
  • When you don't want to reinstall any program on Windows 11. To save yourself from the hassle of reinstalling all your programs on new Windows 11 and losing your personal data in the process, do cloning. 
  • When you want to migrate Windows 11 to a larger SSD. If you have already updated Windows 11 on a smaller SSD but now wish to migrate your device to a larger SSD for better performance, cloning helps you safely transfer your entire Windows 11 files.
  • When you desire better speed and performance. Windows 11 has numerous great features to boost the gaming experience. So, getting the larger SSD will allow you to play all your favorite Riot Games or Epic Games on Windows 11 without any glitch.
  • When you want a seamless multitasking experience. Using an SSD, you can run multiple programs on your Windows 11 simultaneously. For example, you can run antivirus system scans while playing games and listening to music on your computer. 
  • When you prefer to increase the laptop's battery life. Since SSDs don't have small moving parts, they require less energy to run and can increase your new Windows laptop's battery life. 
  • When you are looking for durability and reliability. If you travel a lot, moving to the larger SSD with shock and vibration resistance technologies can reliably store your data for years. 
  • When you want to save time. If you don't want to spend unnecessary time on your computer, a larger SSD ensures that your Windows PC can work swiftly and save you time.

Best SSD to SSD Cloning Software 

The SSD to SSD cloning can offer you better speed, power, and efficiency to run Windows 11 on your computer. So, there's no doubt that shifting to a bigger SSD is a good idea today. But the question is how to do it? 

By all means, using the SSD to SSD cloning software is the best option to clone your entire disk without losing your data. And for the job, EaseUS Todo Backup is the best software in the town.

The software offers strong data protection with imaging technology. It has a powerful disaster recovery feature that can restore your system and data instantly. Plus, you will get four amazing backup modes with it, including full, incremental, differential, and scheduled backups

For SSD cloning, the EaseUS Todo Backup comes with many great options, such as: 

  • It can handle high cloning volume. 
  • The software can clone in different ways like HDD to HDD, HDD to SSD, SSD to HDD, or SSD to SSD. 
  • It can clone a smaller SSD to a larger SSD and also clone a larger HDD to a smaller SSD
  •  EaseUS Todo Backup can clone boot SSD. 
  • This tool not only clones SSD or HDD, but it can also clone systems, partitions, or disks.
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How to Clone SSD to a Larger SSD Using EaseUS Todo Backup

The best thing about EaseUS Todo Backup is it is compatible with all Windows versions and can clone SSD in just three steps as follows. Download and install this tool from the button above and follow our guide to see how easy cloning SSD can be with EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click Clone.
Then choose the source disk( the SSD) you want to clone. Click "Next".

select the smaller SSD as the source disk

Step 2. Choose the destination disk( the larger solid state drive).
Tick Optimize for SSD, it will optimize the new SSD performance. 

select the larger ssd as the destination disk

Note: If you decide to change the system disk to a larger SSD or HDD, do remember to change the boot order from the old system disk to new SSD or HDD in BIOS settings. Or you may encounter system boot failure error.

Step 3. Preview the disk layout to confirm the settings of the source and destination disk. Click Proceed to execute disk clone your SSD.

preview your disk settings and start to clone ssd to ssd

Conclusion 

You can use Windows 11 to its full potential with a bigger and the latest SSD. Plus, it's not too hard to clone an SSD to a larger SSD in Windows 11 using EaseUS Todo Backup. You can simply clone your entire SSD data within just three steps. 

So, Windows 11 users, no matter what your reasons are to migrate to a larger SSD, just do it using Todo Backup for safe, quick, and easy cloning. 

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Updated by Gemma

Gemma is member of EaseUS team and has been committed to creating valuable content in fields about file recovery, partition management, and data backup etc for many years. She loves to help users solve various types of computer related issues.

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