The best tools to clone Windows to your new SSD

It is quite likely that, during this Christmas, you have bought (or have been given) a new SSD for your PC. But of course, changing the main storage drive of the PC can be quite annoying simply because you have to install Windows and all your programs from scratch, so why not clone your Windows installation on the new SSD? In this article we tell you what are the best tools to do it.

For this article, we’re going to assume that you don’t have or want to buy a hardware cloning tool, which is the simplest but requires spending a bit of money. Therefore, the idea is to connect the new SSD to the PC and, having both the new and the old connected at the same time, clone their content (including Windows) using some software tool.

The best tools to clone Windows to your new SSD

Tools to clone Windows (paid)

We start with EaseUS Disk Copy , surely the easiest tool to use to clone your hard drive to another storage unit. Its interface is intuitive and easy to use and you practically won’t have to do anything, since the process is automatic. Of course, the free version of this software has certain limitations, and the paid version costs about 30 Euros.


On the other hand, we have AOMEI Backupper , another tool to clone your Windows installation to a new SSD quickly and easily. Of course, in this case the free version of the software does not allow you to clone disks, so you will have to resort to the paid version, which costs $39.95 per year (it is by subscription).

O&O DiskImage is another one of the many tools that you will come across when you want to clone Windows to your new SSD. It is modern and fast software that will allow you from creating a complete system image to generating disks for virtual machines, but of course it also allows you to clone the disk to a new one. Its price is $49.95 for a lifetime license.

Finally, we have Acronis Disk Director , a very easy to use tool that will help you clone your Windows installation to a new storage drive. It is a paid program (it costs $42 for a lifetime license), but the “Trial” version gives you 30 days of free use, although it limits the maximum space to only 10 GB, which is why we have left it. for last, since usually just installing the operating systems already takes up more space (however, you can consider buying it if you really need it).

And there is no way to do it completely free?

If you do not want to pay anything, do not despair because there are also ways to do it, although yes, a little more laborious. In this case, the best way to do it (and, personally, the one we’ve been using for years without any problem) is to use Clonezilla , a completely free software that, in reality, will only require you to execute some previous steps and, yes, , for which you will also need to have a Pen Drive of at least 8 GB at your disposal.

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As we have already mentioned, this tool is completely free but it requires a bit more work. Fortunately, if you have never done it before, you should not worry, because some time ago we already published a complete tutorial to clone your disk using Clonezilla. Simply access the link and follow the instructions to the letter: you won’t have any problems and in a few minutes you will have your old drive cloned to the new SSD.