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Clone Seagate HDD to SSD with Seagate Disk Clone Software

Can I clone Seagate HDD to SSD? Yes, sure. To upgrade your Seagate HDD data to a new SSD, you have two tools: 1. Use Seagate DiscWizard - disk cloning software comes along with Seagate hard disk drive; 2. EaseUS Partition Master. Read to learn how to clone hard drives with Seagate DiscWizard and EaseUS Partition Master.

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Updated by Tracy King on Apr 09, 2024

Can I Clone Seagate HDD to SSD? How to clone Seagate HDD to SSD? If you are trying to upgrade or replace your Seagate HDD with a new SSD, do not miss this detailed guide for Seagate users to clone hard drive:

Duration: 5 minutes reading
Tools: New SSD with connection cable, Screwdriver, Windows PC, Seagate disk cloning software
Supported Devices: Seagate hard drives, SATA SSDs, M.2 and NVMe SSDs, and external disk drives

Clone Seagate HDD to SSD

Preparation for Seagate Hard Disk to SSD Cloning 

To obtain a smooth disk cloning procedure and completely switch your disk data from Seagate HDD to SSD, it matters that you take care of all the listed preparation tips below:

1. Connect the New Seagate SSD

If it's a new SSD, remove the computer or laptop case with a screwdriver and install the SSD correctly on your PC: connect the SSD via the SATA cable or correctly insert the NVMe/M.2 SSD into the SSD slot. Then, close the computer case and reboot your PC.

2. Back Up SSD Data

If the SSD is brand new, skip to the next guide. However, if your target SSD contains data, make sure you back up the valuable SSD content.

3. Initialize New Seagate SSD

For old SSD, skip this guide. For a new SSD, you'll also need to initialize it if Windows displays or warns "disk not initialized" error. Here is how to initialize SSD:

  • Search Disk Management in the search box and open it.
  • Right-click the brand-new disk and select "Initialize Disk".
  • Choose the partition style in accordance with the source disk - MBR or GPT.

Initialize SSD the same partition style as the source disk

If you are not sure about the disk partition style of the source disk, you can check the partition style of the source disk: Right-click the source disk > select Properties > Under the Volumes, see the partition style).

4. Select and Download Seagate HDD to SSD Cloning Software

Speaking of Seagate cloning software, Seagate DiscWizard is the one we just talking about. Besides, its alternative, EaseUS Partition Master, does have powerful functions to help you quickly transfer all data from the old hard drive to a new one.

As for beginners, we suggest you try EaseUS Partition Master, which makes the overall process simple and straightforward. 

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EaseUS Partition Master:

  • ✔️Clone Seagate OS HDD to SSD
  • ✔️Migrate OS only from Seagate HDD to SSD
  • ✔️Further features to optimize Seagate SSD performance
  • ✔️Support all Windows systems
  • ✔️Support NTFS, FAT32, ExFAT, EXT2/3/4, ReFS

Seagate DiscWizard:

  • ✔️Free to clone Seagate HDD to SSD
  • ❎Doesn't support Windows 11/10/8.1/8
  • ❎Doesn't support exFAT
  • ❎Only supports cloning Seagate disk drives

Guide 1: Clone Seagate HDD to SSD with EaseUS Partition Master 

EaseUS Partition Master provides you with two modes of disk cloning  - Disk mode and partition mode. With it, you can either clone the entire disk or a single partition with simple clicks. 

Here are the steps to clone the Seagate disk and upgrade it to a faster SSD on your own:

Step 1. Select the source disk.

  • Click the "Clone" from the left menu. Select the "Clone OS Disk" or "Clone Data Disk"  and click "Next".
  • Choose the source disk and click "Next".

Step 2. Select the target disk.

  • Choose the wanted HDD/SSD as your destination and click "Next" to continue.
  • Read Warning message and confirm "Yes" button.

Step 3. View the disk layout and edit the target disk partition size. 

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.)

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.)

Step 4. Click "Start" to start the disk cloning process.

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Guide 2: Clone A Seagate Hard Drive to SSD Using Seagate DiscWizard

Seagate DiscWizard is an integrated software designed with a clone feature to transfer your operating system, applications, and data from the old disk to the new disk. Here are some tips about this software:

The clone feature can clone the entire disk instead of clone a single partition.

The dynamic disk can not be cloned. Only the basic disk can be cloned.

Step 1. Download and run Seagate DiscWizard.

Step 2. Click the Tools tab on the left panel.

Step 3. Select the Clone Disk feature.

seagate discwizard clone disk

Step 4. Choose the clone mode - Automatic or Manual. And click Next.

As this image shows, we choose Automatic (Recommended):

seagate discwizard clone disk 1

Step 5. Move to the next step, select the source hard disk from the drive list. Choose the disk you want to clone and click Next.

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Step 6. Then, you are going to choose a destination disk and click Next. Confirm the prompted window.

One thing you should focus on is that your target SSD should be larger than the source HDD.

If you want to clone larger HDD to smaller SSD, it is possible to delete some larger files from the HDD.

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Step 7. Select the required cloning method in the next step.

Choose one mode like "Copy partitions without changes" or "Copy partitions and use a disk as non-system, GPT style". Click Next to go.

If you want to convert your partition style of the destination disk, we recommend the second method. But your disk can be used as a boot drive.

Step 8. Check the Finish page and click Proceed.

Seagate DiscWizard does work smoothly but holds drawbacks. If you want to clone a single partition, clone a larger HDD to SSD, and clone dynamic volumes, reliable software that features more powerful highlights. Move to the next part to use EaseUS Partition Master.

Afterward Operations: Boot from New Seagate Drive

If your source Seagate disk is an OS disk, it matters that you set the new Seagate SSD with Windows bootable on your PC. Follow the steps here to set your computer to boot from the new SSD:

  • Restart PC and enter F2/F8/Del to enter BIOS.
  • Click the Arrow key to see the new disk as a boot drive and save changes.
  • Then you can restart the PC, your computer will boot from the new SSD.

If you need a more detailed guide, turn to: How to Set SSD as Boot Drive for help.

Cloning Seagate Disk to SSD Is Easy with the Right Method

Help cloning to a new SSD with Seagate DiscWizard: I've just installed a new M.2 SSD and formatted it. I now want to clone my current boot drive (a 120GB SATA SSD) to my new drive. I'm using Seagate DiscWizard...every time the overview shows my M.2 with what I presume is all the data from my HDD, not the SSD I want to clone. What am I doing wrong, and how can I fix this? Thanks in advance. -from reddit.com

Stay chill when you are with a similar issue. Feel free to turn to the reliable Seagate disk cloning software provided above. Also, upgrade your disk when you are in one of these situations listed here:

  • Plan to enjoy a better drive performance - upgrade HDD to SSD.
  • The old hard drive is run out of space - upgrade the smaller HDD to a larger SSD
  • Replace the failing hard drive - fix the disk failure problem.

On this page, we provided you with two reliable tools - EaseUS Partition Master and Seagate DiscWizard to help you clone and upgrade Seagate disks to a new SSD drive without losing any data.

Both two disk cloning software is professional for disk upgrades between HDDs and SSDs. As for beginners, you can pick EaseUS Partition Master and rely on its flexible features in both disk cloning and partition cloning. Also, you can get 24*7 free online support whenever you have issues with disk cloning with EaseUS Partition Master.

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FAQs About Cloning Seagate Hard Disk to SSD

Here is a list of hot questions, and if you are having the same doubts, follow and find answers here.

1. Does Seagate have cloning software?

Yes, Seagate developed a cyber protection solution tool named as Seagate DiscWizard, which ensures users to back up documents, photos, emails, and partitions, even the entire disk drive by its "Clone Disk" feature.

2. How do I clone a Seagate hard drive?

To clone a Seagate hard drive, you need to:

  • Prepare a new hard drive or SSD with equal or even bigger storage capacity to the source Seagate drive.
  • Connect or install the new drive to your computer.
  • Launch a reliable hard disk cloning software like EaseUS Partition Master.
  • Select "Clone" and select both source disk - Seagate hard drive and the target new disk.
  • Confirm to clone the disk.

3. What is Seagate DiscWizard for?

Seagate DiscWizard is a disk cloning featured tool provided by Seagate, and it combines the disk cloning and data backup features of Acronis Cyber Protect. It's mainly used for backing up documents, photos, emails, partitions, and even the entire disk with OS. For more details, go to this page for help: What Is Seagate DiscWizard

4. Is DiscWizard for Seagate cloning free?

Yes, DiscWizard for Seagate disk cloning is free. It comes with Seagate disk drives, and users can directly apply it to disk cloning from HDD to SSD, HDD to SSD, SSD to SSD, or SSD to HDD for free. However, it has some limits, and if you prefer a more powerful tool, you may turn to a reliable DiscWizard alternative tool like EaseUS Partition Master for help. 

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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