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How to migrate system or data hard drive to another one?

When we need hard drive migration software?

Most of the time, computer users consider to migrate hard drive with the reasons that:

  • Old hard drive is too small to store the increasing data, and you need to transfer them to a bigger one.
  • You purchased a second hard drive which is bigger and faster than the current one, and you want to move programs and data from the old hard drive to the new one.
  • When recognizing computer, you have to do data migration to use precious space rationally.

If you data you want to migrate is not too big, there is no need to turn to professional software. Just select the target files and click the right mouse button, "Copy" and "Paste" can transfer your data to another hard drive simply. But if the data takes up too much space and contains system files or applications, things become not so simple and you need to individually install each application again. How to avoid this big trouble? Professional hard drive migration software is necessary!

Two methods to migrate hard drive

There are two methods to help you realize data and system migration, you never need to reinstall operating system or any applications.

1. Clone hard drive to another one

Not like simply copy, disk cloning software can migrate data hard drive and system hard drive to a new hard drive file by file or sector by sector. Original operating system will run normally in the new hard drive, and all the personal settings and applications will be kept safely.

2. Image hard drive to transfer data

Hard drive imaging software creates an exact image of your hard drive, which can be restored to the new hard drive. This kind of software also will ensure the normal use of operation system and applications. It is not only a data and system migrating tool, but also the efficient backup &restore solution.

Steps to migrate hard drive

Too many software flood the market claiming to be the best tool to migrate hard drive, figure out the safest one is not so easy. After a long time survey, authoritative editors recommend one which enjoys great popularity - EaseUS Todo Backup. Do you want to know whether it is a hard drive cloning or imaging software? It owns both disk clone and disk image functions. Download it first, and follow the steps here to migrate hard drive.

Hard drive migration software - EaseUS Todo Backup Free

Case 1: Clone hard drive to migrate

Case 2: Image hard drive to migrate

If you want to migrate system hard drive to new computer with different hardware, please refer to How to transfer system to different computer?

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