Full Guide to Clone SSD to Larger SSD | SSD Cloning Software

Lucien updated on May 23, 2022 to Disk Clone

 

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When purchasing a computer in the early days, the price of SSD disks was a bit high. Many users choose SSD disks with relatively low capacity as the computer's system disk to maximize speed performance. As SSDs become more mainstream and cheaper, more and more users are considering replacing small-space SSDs with larger SSDs or replacing the original HDDs by increasing the storage space of their computers. Some users will ask online:

"I want to clone my PNY SSD to a larger Samsung SSD. But I have tried many ways to solve this problem perfectly. Can you recommend some better ways?"

Why Did You Choose to Clone the Original System to A Larger SSD?

1. Get more storage space for use.
2. Increase the system disk capacity to run faster than the smaller system space.
3. Compared with reinstallation, cloning the system leaves a lot of time and trouble for installing software, copying files, and setting up the system.
4. Complete the retention of our usage habits and start using them directly.

What are some ways to complete the clone job?

Free and easy to use cloning software

DMclone is the best SSD cloning software. It can help you clone SSD easily. It can run flawlessly in the current mainstream Windows operating system. It includes: 

  • Disk clone: this function can clone the whole disk;
  • Partition clone: clone the specified partition.
  • And supports all common SSD brands or models, not only Samsung / PNY / WD SSD, SATA /M.2 NVMe SSD, etc., but also some niche SSD brands, so you don't need to worry about whether different types of SSDs can be Make a clone.

Next are the detailed steps to clone the SSD to a larger SSD using DMclone.

Best Way to Clone an SSD to A Larger SSD?

Please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Select clone source and clone target.

Select a disk or partition as the clone source in the pop-up clone window. The target can be an empty disk or unallocated space as the clone target. Click next.

Disk cloning software

Step 2: Edit the destination disk layout.

To edit the cloned target disk layout, you can select auto fit disk layout, clone as the source disk, or manually edit disk layout.

select target disk

Step 3: Perform cloning.

After confirmation, click "execute" to start the cloning process.

Start disk cloninge

Tip: When the target partition or disk is occupied, other cloning fails under the regular system. The software will prompt you to create a WinPE image(.iso file). When the ISO file is made, the system will automatically restart and enter the WinPE system to perform the cloning operation. 

Summarize

DMclone gives you the easiest way to clone an SSD to a larger SSD. Apart from the SSD cloning function, it has many great features. If you want to keep many files on your disk safe, you can also use DMclone to back it up. If you have other needs, you can also check other software displayed at the top of the website, and I believe it will bring you a lot of conveniences when you use your computer!

Extra Tips: System Backup and Restore

Some users provide the system backup and restore tool that comes with the system. Still, the provider warns you that some inexplicable problems may occur during use, damaging the current system environment and troublesome for non-professionals. If there is no problem, it is still very convenient to use, so it is recommended that you consider it before using this method.

Please follow the steps below:

1. Open the system [Backup and Restore (Windows7)] function: [Control Panel] → [System and Security] → [Backup and Restore (Windows7)]

 System backup and restore

2. From the new window that opens, find the "Set Backup" button and click on it.

 Set up backup schedule

3. The "Backup Settings" window will open, select "Save Backup Location" here, it is recommended to save the backup file to an external storage device. Select the disk to back up files and click the "Next" button.

Create Windows System Backup

4. Next, the "Backup Content" selection interface will be displayed, where you can select the data you want to clone by default or select the data you want to clone, and then click the "Next" button.

Run system backup

5. At this point, it will automatically return to the "Backup and Restore" interface and enter the "System Backup" operation simultaneously. The whole process takes about a certain amount of time, so please wait patiently for the completion of the entire backup operation.

How to restore to a new disk?

1. When the backup has been completed, open the "Control Panel" and then enter the "Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" interface, from which you can view the previously backed up files. Click the "Restore My Files" button in the "Restore" column.

 Restore to new disk

2. From the opened "Restore File" window, click the "Browse for Folder" button, and select the folder where "Backup File" is located from the opened window to add it.
3. After returning to the "Restore Files" interface, select the backup folder to be restored and click the "Next" button.
4. Then it will prompt the "Where to restore files" interface, directly check the "Original location" item, click the "Restore" button, and the system will be automatically restored at this time.
5. After completing these operations, install the new disk on the computer, and enter the BIOS to set the system to boot from the new disk. (Different models of motherboards have different hotkeys for entering the BIOS, you can find them online)

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