Windows 10: Cloning a large capacity hard disk to a small SSD

Discus and support Cloning a large capacity hard disk to a small SSD in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi looking for some advice, I have a laptop and the HD is painfully slow so I have decided to swap the hard drive for an SSD. Now the existing hard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by xendistar, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. xendistar Win User

    Cloning a large capacity hard disk to a small SSD


    Hi looking for some advice, I have a laptop and the HD is painfully slow so I have decided to swap the hard drive for an SSD. Now the existing hard drive is a 1TB drive but for what I need the laptop for I have opted for a much smaller SSD drive (I have plenty of Network storage and the laptop is only likely to be used two or three times a month at most). I don't need all the hidden recovery partitions, I just need the one required for the boot process and the C drive.

    So is this possible? Secondly if so how and finally what the best cloning software to use?

    Thanks in advance

    :)
     
    xendistar, Jun 28, 2019
    #1
  2. Jessen P Win User

    Query about cloning hard disk to ssd and its effect on the licence

    Hi Thavidu,

    With respect to Windows 10 activation: changing the hard disk does not affect activation. You will need a license for Windows 10 only if you change the motherboard and/or CPU.

    I would suggest you to check the suggestions by BulldogXX from the link mentioned below and see if it helps.

    Can I clone a Windows 10 drive to upgrade to SSD?

    Please revert if you need any further assistance regarding the cloning of the hard disk.

    Thank you.
     
    Jessen P, Jun 28, 2019
    #2
  3. qinada Win User
    Clone a 1 Tb drive to a 512 Mb SSC

    Hi Vaughn,

    You can
    clone larger HDD to small SSD
    with a professional disk cloning software as long as the used space is smaller than the SSD. You will not worry it will clone the unused space unless you use sector by sector clone mode.

    I suggest you to clone your HDD to SSD with AOMEI Backupper, if the used space is larger than the SSD, you can clone only the OS to SSD and keep the HDD as data storage. This software is very easy to operate.
     
    qinada, Jun 28, 2019
    #3
  4. mysery006 Win User

    Cloning a large capacity hard disk to a small SSD

    HDD to SSD clone

    In general, there is no way to clone 500 GB hard to 240 GB SSD. But if your data on hard drive is less than 240 GB, you can use AOMEI Backupper. This software allows you to clone large hard drive to smaller SSD.
    hope it works for you.
     
    mysery006, Jun 28, 2019
    #4
Thema:

Cloning a large capacity hard disk to a small SSD

Loading...
  1. Cloning a large capacity hard disk to a small SSD - Similar Threads - Cloning large capacity

  2. Disk management with small windows ssd drive and large hdd

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Disk management with small windows ssd drive and large hdd: Hi community, I recently reinstalled Windows on my 23Gb SSD. I want to use the 500gb Hdd for everything else. However, some files and programs have to be on that small 23Gb SSD (e.g. Office) and I am running out of storage after only the first day of my new Windows. How...
  3. Find large *folders* on hard disks

    in Windows 10 Support
    Find large *folders* on hard disks: My hard disk is full. I need to empty some space. I'm trying to locate the large folders I can empty. However there seems no good way to locate these folders in windows. Trying to search via Win Explorer Search option: "size:gigantic kind:=folder", simply doesn't work. It...
  4. Clone ssd

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    Clone ssd: Hi all if I want to install a 500gb ssd can I clone my 120 ssd to it. Its not my c drive its the g drive I just need more room for games I will be giving the old ssd to my son to make a boot drive 67592
  5. Small SSD for large SSD for win10

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Small SSD for large SSD for win10: So im selling one of my smaller ssd's 240GB and picking up a 1TB. Which drive would be better to install windows on? Not worried about drive speeds or anything like that. ive been told to keep it on a smaller SSD over a larger 1TB ssd. 82033
  6. Installing a large hard disk

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Installing a large hard disk: Hello! If this has been asked before, please point me to the relevant thread. A friend of mine recently bought a hard disk 8TB and he did not manage to install it correctly. Unfortunately I live far from him and I will have the chance to visit him at weekend. Before...
  7. Hard drive frequently at full disk use capacity

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Hard drive frequently at full disk use capacity: [img] [img] This is a common issue I am experiencing. Why is my hard drive's disk use so high? Is there anything I can do that doesn't adversely affect Windows or my computer? 68461
  8. SSD Clone to SSD

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    SSD Clone to SSD: Hey, I am cloning several computers for work with the exact same hardware. I have a working computer with a SSD and HDD. When I clone the SSD and start up the same computer with the SSD switched windows will not load and it gives me the standard missing required files to...
  9. Cloning to SSD

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Cloning to SSD: First question here on 10 forum but used 7 forum lots. Anyway I am trying to clone the HDD? reduced partion to 450GB so as to be less than theSSD on my laptop. Trying to clone to a Samsung EVO 850 500GB. I have used the Samsung migration software and a version of EaseUS both...
  10. How can I clone my small ssd to a larger ssd?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    How can I clone my small ssd to a larger ssd?: I know that the answer is in tenforums somewhere, but I can't find it. I'm buying a 500GB SSD to replace my 120GB ssd and need to know how to clone the smaller ssd to the larger one. Is there a tutorial here? Thanks. 82865