Clone your hard drive for free in 2021 – HDD to SSD – HD Clone X
In this video – at the bottom of the page – I’ll be looking at how to clone your hard drive for free (HDD to SSD) without reinstalling Windows.
For cloning the drive I’m using an application called HD Clone X, which is completely free. You can find the links to software below.
If you are still reluctant about upgrading your desktop or laptop with an SSD, let me tell you that SSDs, or Solid State Drives, are significantly faster than the traditional mechanical hard disks because they use flash-based memory instead of the traditional rotating magnetic disk.
An SSD is by far the best upgrade you can do on an aging computer!
TOC (Table Of Contents):
00:00 – Intro
01:46 – Hardware used
02:32 – Why SSD over HDD
03:12 – HDD times and benchmarking
05:42 – [Section] Cloning hard drives / HDD to SSD
07:45 – Resize partitions with Windows Disk Management
09:51 – Clone HDD to SSD
11:11 – [Section] Resize partitions with Gparted
11:35 – Create a bootable USB with Gparted and Rufus
13:47 – Resize a partition with Gparted
15:15 – Installing the SSD
17:11 – SSD times and benchmarking
19:14 – Final analysis and conclusion
Download HD Clone X Free Edition
Official site: https://www.miray.de/download/hdclone.html
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-ip-4PXO_KbUdYOCyvZ55HkLUfNn5vBZ/view?usp=sharing
Understanding CrystalDiskMark – https://linustechtips.com/topic/1009145-what-do-crystaldiskmark-results-actually-mean-samsung-860-evo-sata-iii-samsung-850-evo-usb-30/
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