Upgrade Laptop’s HDD to SSD

In many cases, you need to move data from HDD to SSD, since SSD offers better performance on the whole. However, if you are using laptop, do you know how can you replace HDD with SSD, along with all data? If NOT, now read this short post and try to find the answer quickly.
We all know that there is only one location to place hard drive on laptop, unless you take down the CD-ROM. Thus, to replace HDD with SSD, along with all original data, you should first of all take the HDD out of the laptop. Then connect both drives to desktop and start cloning. Finally install SSD to laptop. Sounds easy. But how to clone HDD to SSD? Please read on.

An Easy Way to Replace Laptop’s HDD with SSD

Tip: since the HDD on laptop contains booting OS, thus you need to connect both HDD and SSD to a desktop via SATA, because connecting via USB might cause system on SSD unbootable.
Then, let’s use Partition Wizard to clone HDD to SSD.
Tip: Partition Wizard has five editions. In this post, we use the Free edition which can be used on Windows 7/8/10.
Step 1: Download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard to the system disk of the desktop.
Step 2: Run MiniTool Partition Wizard and lock the disks that present the HDD and SSD for laptop.
Example in the screenshot: disk 1 is the system disk of the desktop; disk 2 is the HDD; disk 3 is the target SSD.
Step 3: Click on HDD and select “Copy Disk Wizard” from the menu bar. Then follow the guidance in this official video to go through all steps.
Step 4: take HDD and SSD out of desktop, and install SSD to the laptop.
That’s all for how to upgrade laptop’s HDD to SSD by cloning HDD to SSD. In fact, there is another way to do this, and the detailed steps are listed in You Can Upgrade Your Laptop’s Hard Drive to SSD in 3 Steps. You can compare the two ways and choose the better one for you.


In this post, we mainly talks about how to upgrade laptop’s HDD to SSD, along with detailed steps on how to clone HDD to SSD by using MiniTool Partition Wizard. If you think this post is useful, you can try solutions mentioned here or share it to your friends, good luck!


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