SSD or Solid State Drive is a data storage chip, which you can use to fill anything. Both operating systems such as Windows, Linux, video games, or other data that require high read & write rates will have better performance when installed on an SSD chip.
Today’s laptop manufacturers also have equipped their products with these data storage pieces. In fact, there are laptops that use SSD as their main storage, no longer using HDD. For laptop there are various capacities are provided. From capacities of 256GB, 512GB, and even 1TB. The highest capacity is usually used for high-performance gaming and multimedia laptops.
Well, for those of you who still use HDD for OS, and interested in moving the OS to SSD, here’s how to do it.
The first step you have to do is prepare the SSD that you want to use. Remember, some old laptops use the M2 SATA 3 model for their SSD chips. Meanwhile, newer laptops use the NVME model.
Prepare the Software
OS migration from HDD to SSD is not just copy-paste. Must use certain applications that are devoted to data formats. We recommend using the MiniTool Partition Wizard software because of its user-friendly interface.
Change SSD Format From MBR To GPT
Before migrating OS HDD to SSD, make sure you change the SSD format from MBR to GPT. Why ?Because the OS, especially Windows, cannot be installed on an MBR format SSD, it must first be changed to GPT.
Just click “Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk” in the panel on the left. After that, just click “Apply” at the bottom.
Migrating OS HDD to SSD
After changing the SSD format to GPT, now just click the “Migrate OS to SSD / HD Wizard.” Later there will be two choices.
The next step, select your Windows partition on the HDD. Then choose the SSD you are using. If there is an option “All the data on the disk will be destroyed,” just click on the “Yes” button.
You can also set the partitions in this step.
Boot Via SSD
The last step you have to wait for the laptop to restart, and boot via SSD. After doing the steps above, click “Apply” at the bottom left. Later the laptop will restart by itself.
When restarting, immediately open the BIOS. After entering the BIOS select the “Boot” tab at the top option. Then click “Boot Options.” In the option, a “Windows Boot Manager” will appear with the name of the SSD you are using.
After changing the bootable device, then just wait for the process to run. Follow everything written on the laptop screen. Then you will successfully migrate the OS from HDD to SSD. The advantages of using an SSD are that your OS boot time will be faster, faster data transfer time, and of course you can play games with fast loading time.