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How to Clone 1TB HDD to 2TB SSD Without Reinstalling on Windows 11/10/8/7

Updated by Roxanne on Aug 19, 2021

As Solid State Drive goes viral these years, many people choose to upgrade their HDD to SSD to improve drive performance, get more drive space and replace the failing hard drive. If you want to clone 1TB HDD to 2TB SSD, download and try EaseUS Partition Master.

"What's a good imaging/cloning program? I have a 1TB hard drive with Win7 and I want to seamlessly migrate my stuff to a 2TB hard drive. Any suggestion?"

Have you got a new SSD to replace the old HDD? Recently I also got a new one to change my old and broken HDD. Same here? You are lucky to get a proven method. Attracted by Praised by its fast performance, low power consumption, and silent operation, SSD is welcomed by many users now.

But when you replace a new hard drive, a salient question shows up - How to clone HDD to SSD? This article focus on a specific topic like how to clone 1 TB HDD to 2TB SSD via third-party software. Windows 11 is supported.

Preparation before Hard Drive Cloning(Must do's)

Before cloning the source disk to the target disk, here are some must-do tips you need to take a look at.

1. Back up important data.

The cloning process will erase all data on the targeted SSD. If you have stored some important files on the hard drive, back up all your data to another location is the right choice. Manually copy and paste data to another device or use the free backup software.

2. Download the Hard Drive Cloning Software

When your search for the best disk cloning software, some hot articles contained up to 10 software pops up. How to select a satisfying tool that is able to clone 1TB to 2TB hard drive or small disk without drive damage. EaseUS Partition Master is one of the reliable software. We only mention its in-depth tutorial in this post.

3. Prepare the SSD

As we said, this post is about clone a smaller HDD to a larger SSD, if you don't mention its different size and bought a larger one. Don't be frustrated.

If you got a smaller SSD, you may need to delete the unnecessary programs or apps or move apps to another drive. Make sure your targeted SSD's size exceeds your source HDD.

  • Connect SSD and Check the Partition Style

Make sure the partition style of SSD is the same as the source HDD(MBR - MBR; GPT - GPT). If not, using Disk Management to convert MBR to GPT or vice versa. You can check the partition style of the source disk by disk management.

Steps to view partition style: Press Windows + X and click Disk Management to open > Right-click disk and click Properties > Move to Volumes and see partition style

  • Initialize SSD 

You need to initialize a new SSD for use. Connect the SSD to the computer and open Disk Management. Right-click SSD disk and select Initialize Disk. Choose the partition style ( in accordance with the source disk) and start to initialize.

Try the Reliable Disk Software to Clone 1TB HDD to 2TB SSD

EaseUS Partition Master is a proven way to successfully clone your data from HDD to SSD with an operating system. For me, it is an easy solution to copy all my files and programs to a brand-new device. Once you've finished the cloning process, you can use this tool in disk optimization, such as adjust disk layout, migrate OS to SSD, convert MBR to GPT or GPT to MBR, etc.

Check our video tutorial:

How Do I Clone A 1TB Hard Drive to A 2TB SSD

Now follow the easy steps to clone 1TB HDD to 2TB SSD:

Step 1. Select the source disk.

Right-click the disk that you want to copy or clone. Then, select "Clone".

select the disk that you want to copy

Step 2. Select the target disk.

Choose the wanted HDD/SSD as your destination and click "Next" to continue.

choose a suitable destination

Step 3. View the disk layout. 

Then click "Continue" when the program warns it will wipe out all data on the target disk. (If you have valuable data on the target disk, back up it in advance.)

confirm to continue the cloning process

Step 4. Execute the operation.

You can select "Autofit the disk", "Clone as the source" or "Edit disk layout" to customize your disk layout. (Select the last one if you want to leave more space for C drive.)

Click "Proceed" to start cloning process.

copy disk 4

How to Boot from New SSD/Change Boot Drive Order:

Step 1. Insert SSD to your computer and restart your computer.

Step 2. Press Del/F2 to enter BIOS.

Step 3. Check the Boot section and press an arrow key to change Boot order.

Step 4. Save changes and restart your computer.

To Sum Up

In this article, we introduce straightforward software to clone 1TB HDD to 2TB SSD. Do the preparation and run EaseUS Partition Master, you can easily clone 1TB HDD to 2TB SSD.

Get More Info about Disk Cloning

1. Can I clone a 1TB HDD to a 500GB SSD?

Yes, you can. What you need to do is to delete some big files or uninstall the unwanted software on the source HDD. Make sure the capacity of SSD is equal to or larger than the used space of HDD.

2. How does it take to clone a 1TB hard drive to SSD?

3. Can I clone a larger HDD to a smaller SSD?

The answer is Yes. You can clone larger HDD to smaller SSD. Clean up the unwanted data and make sure the used space of HDD is not larger than SSD.

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Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

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