Should I Clone My HDD to SSD or Fresh Install

I bought a new SSD, and I want to configure my Windows OS and other data. Should I choose to clone HDD to SSD or fresh install?

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Jane Zhou· Answered on Jan 16, 2023

Actually, it depends on your personal needs and the health of the disk sector. 

Choose to clone HDD to SSD in such a situation:

  • Your Windows OS is behaving as expected and is as fast as it gets
  • Apps in it are not available or hard to get
  • All files perform well, like system files and other

Select to make a fresh install:

  • The HDD is slow and buggy
  • Had several OS upgrades in its life
  • The user files have been backed up
  • All applications can be reinstalled easily

To conclude, if your original HDD is slow and buggy, you'd better make a fresh install on your new SSD. If you have time and resource pressures, cloning HDD to SSD is an ideal choice.

When it comes to cloning HDD to SSD, you can use a powerful cloning software like EaseUS Disk Copy. This software provides a faster cloning speed than other tools, and lets you clone HDD to SSD without any data loss in a snap. Most importantly, it is extremely easy to use!

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