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How to Clone HDD to M.2 SSD

Updated on Aug 11, 2019 by Brithny to Backup Utility

Summary:
Download EaseUS cloning software to clone HDD to M.2 SSD for disk upgrade, system migration, data transfer, file backup or some other purpose. No cloned SSD won’t boot issue will happen.

How can I clone HDD to M.2 SSD

"Yesterday, I got a Samsung eve 500gb SATA m.2 SSD drive. I want to set it on the boot drive and use the old 1tb HDD for movies, pics, etc. I don't really want a fresh install. So, I have to clone HDD to M.2 SSD to migrate everything like Windows system, installed programs, and settings. I am wondering if anybody has managed to successfully clone HDD to M.2 SSD without any booting problem or other issues?"

Clone HDD to M.2 SSD with EaseUS cloning software

Disk clone can help you avoid all the tedious job of reinstalling Windows and all of your applications. So, sometimes, you might be required to clone M.2 SSD to larger M.2 SSD or clone HDD to M.2 SSD for disk upgrade, system migration, data transfer, file backup or some other purpose. When facing such a job, you'd better first figure out that what will you need for HDD to M.2 SSD cloning. Obviously, the most important thing is a reliable HDD to SSD cloning software. Here EaseUS Todo Backup is recommended for its powerful cloning capacity and advanced & flexible cloning feature. It can help you easily clone HDD to M.2 SSD without cloned SSD won't boot issue which you might suffer while using other disk cloning software.

To clone HDD to M.2 SSD, follow these steps:

Step 1. Connect the HDD and M.2 SSD to your computer, launch EaseUS Todo Backup and go to the "Clone" feature. 

choose clone to clone hdd to m.2 ssd

Step 2. First, select the HDD as the source disk and then click "Next".

choose the hdd as source disk

Step 3. Next, select the M.2 SSD as the destination disk.

In "Advanced options", you can find one option "Optimize for SSD". Tick this option so that the M.2 SSD can work at its best performance after the clone. Click "OK" and then click "Next".

choose the m.2 ssd as destination disk

Step 4. Preview the disk layout and then click "Proceed" to clone the HDD to the M.2 SSD.​

preview disk layout and click proceed