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How to Set SSD As Boot Drive

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2016-09-23 14:01:49 Posted by Barbie to Partition Magic

It's not such a difficult thing as you think to set SSD as an boot drive. EaseUS Partition Master can help you migrate Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista OS to SSD so that you can boot up Windows computer from SSD.

"I want to get a solid state drive for my desktop computer but all my data and windows copy is already installed onto my 1TB hard drive. Is there any way I could transfer the Windows copy onto the SSD for boot up and then use the other TB hard drive for extra storage? I'm slightly confused on how to set SSD as boot drive. Any help would be appreciated."

Nowadays, more and more people choose to upgrade hard drive to SSD (short for solid state drive) for faster read and write speed and lighter weight. However, SSD is usually designed with smaller volumes than those of traditional HDD. In order to achieve a high-performance combination between faster SSD and larger HDD, people would prefer to use it as boot drive while have the HDD of a larger capacity to store personal data, files and applications.

Useful tool that helps set SSD as boot drive for common users

For common computer users, it may sound a tough task to set SSD as boot drive because they don't even know where and how to start. Don't worry, you got a magic partition tool to help. EaseUS Partition Master comes with a highlighted feature called "Migrate OS to SSD/HDD", by which even people with little technical background are able to migrate Windows operating system to the SSD without losing any data on it. By migrating OS from the original hard drive to the new SSD, the computer will soon speed up and work smoothly as it was bought.

Make sure the SSD is empty with no partitions and data on it, or else you need to clear them all. Now follow the next steps and learn how to set SSD as boot drive by migrating OS onto the drive.

1. Install EaseUS Partition Master on your Windows 10 computer. Launch it and select "Migrate OS to SSD/HDD". Then choose your new SSD as the destination disk.

migrate os to ssd

2. The destination disk must be clean without any partitions on it. If there are some, choose "Delete partitions on the destination disk".

migrate os to ssd

3. You can edit the destination disk after OS transfer completed. Just drag the double-headed mouse pointer, and adjust the partition size.

edit partitions on destination disk

4. As the destination disk information is displayed. Then click "Finish". You can preview the result on the left panel "Pending Operations". If it is right, then click "Apply" and perform "Shut down the computer after changes are applied."

apply the changes and finish migrating os to ssd