Migrate OS to M.2 SSD with M.2 SSD Clone Software

Jean updated on Sep 12, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

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"I'm thinking to migrate Windows 10 OS from SSD to M.2 SSD which I newly bought. But I've never done this, need some suggestion about how to safely and quickly migrate OS to M.2 SSD. Any idea I'd love to hear."

Samsung's M.2 Solid State Drive is always the first choice for people who decide to upgrade hard drive to M.2 SSD makes the system boot faster with little delay in loading. To experience an instant responding to Windows, it's time to change your clumsy hard disk drive to this most selected M.2 SSD.

Installing M.2 SSD as a boot drive, if you feel reluctant to reinstall Windows operating system or install Windows from scratch, use a powerful disk clone software to migrate OS to M.2 SSD without doing extra work. EaseUS Todo Backup, as the file backup software and HDD/SSD to SSD clone software, can help transfer Windows OS from one drive to M.2 SSD without a hitch.

How to Migrate OS to M.2 SSD with M.2 SSD Cloner

Also used as Samsung data migration software, EaseUS Todo Backup migrates OS to M.2 SSD by its clone feature. To make full use of this M.2 SSD cloner and ensure a safe & successful system transfer between the hard disk to M.2 SSD, there are some tips you need to notice.

  • If the source disk contains the system partition, please shut down the computer after the clone.
  • To remove either the source disk or destination disk from the computer to make the computer boot normally if the source disk contains boot partition.
  • If you want to boot from the destination disk, we recommend you to replace the source disk with the destination disk.
  • If the computer fails to boot from the destination disk after the clone, we suggest you clone the source disk to another disk with the same HDD interface.
  • If you choose to clone a hidden partition, the cloned one will be unhidden.

Video Tutorial for OS to M.2 SS migration

Steps to migrate OS to M.2 SSD

User Attention:

  • System Clone is not available for use under the condition that your system partition and boot partition are not on the same drive.
  • The storage device - the target drive must have enough space (larger than the system disk). 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click "System Clone". The current system (Windows 7) partition and boot partition will be automatically selected.

click system clone so that you can clone Windows 10

Step 2. Choose the target drive - It could be a hard drive or an SSD.

choose a target drive to save your Windows 10

Step 3. Click "Proceed" to start cloning Windows 7.

click proceed to start Windows 10 cloning

After the process is completed, please reboot your computer to your target drive.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

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.