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Clone GPT Disk to SSD in Windows 10/8/7 Without Boot Failure

Updated on Aug 11, 2019 by Abby Haines to Todo Backup Resource

If you need to migrate OS or data from a GPT HDD to SSD without the startup failure, the best choice is to use the "clone" feature of EaseUS Todo Backup. It provides the simplest and easiest way for you to clone GPT HDD to SSD with both system and data.

Overview of GPT Disk Cloning

Compared with a traditional hard drive, SSD offers faster speed for data reading/ writing/transfer, safer way to protect data, and better performance in a severe environment. Thanks to all the advantages, SSD is becoming increasingly popular. And more and more users are deciding to upgrade their old GPT HDD to SSD. This job would be easily done by using a professional GPT disk to SSD cloning tool, and EaseUS Todo Backup is such software that allows you to clone GPT HDD to SSD in Windows 10/8/7 without any startup issue.

How to Clone GPT HDD to SSD in Windows 10/8/7

EaseUS Todo Backup is one of the top data backup programs that can directly clone GPT disk to SSD without conversion while the destination disk remains bootable. With an intuitive interface, you can easily use this application to do entire or selective file backup, disk/partition backup, Outlook backup, cloud backup, as well as the system backup.

If the SSD is an empty disk (shown as unallocated space), you can first initialize the SSD to a GPT disk before cloning. But if it's already been used, you can start to clone no matter it's a GPT or MBR disk.

You may watch this three-minute video tutorial at first to know the whole procedure for cloning GPT disk to SSD.  

Step 1. Connect the GPT/MBR HDD and the SSD to your PC, launch EaseUS cloning software and click "Clone".

click clone to clone GPT or MBR hard drive

Step 2. It will pop up the below window and choose the source disk partition (here the GPT/MBR HDD) you want to clone. And then click "Next" to continue. 

select the gpt or mbr disk as the source disk

Step 3. Choose the destination disk or partition (here the SSD). Tick "Sector by sector clone" in Advanced options, with it, you can clone all sectors from source disk to the destination disk.

advanced options to clone gpt/mbr hdd

Step 4. You are allowed to preview the disk layout in advance, then click "Proceed" to clone GPT/MBR HDD to SSD.

set the ssd as the destination and start to clone by clicking proceed

Extra Tips:

  • Advanced backup settings are useful when you want to create a flexible and automatic backup plan. 
  • The schedule is to create an automatic backup plan. 
  • Backup options are to edit the advanced parameters. Image-reserve strategy is to reserve the limited image as per image retention rule. 

Bonus Tip: How to Fix Boot Failure While Cloning MBR Disk to GPT SSD

You may have trouble in cloning MBR disk to GPT SSD. That's because when you migrate OS to SSD/HDD by disk cloning, both of the source disk being cloned and the destination disk receiving the clone have to be either MBR disk or GPT disk. Otherwise, you may suffer a boot failure issue after disk clone. Then how to clone MBR disk to GPT without boot problem? Link to the topic page to get the correct guide.