I recently bought a new SSD and cloned my hard drive using EaseUS Todo Backup. However, when I cloned the drive I forgot to select “Optimize for SSD.” There was very little on the hard drive besides for the operating system at the time.

Will it make a difference that I didn’t select “Optimize for SSD” and what does the optimization do exactly?

Should I go ahead and reclone my drive? Am I being paranoid?

  • Please see the help section for the tool you used to determine what "Optimize for SSD" does. – JW0914 Dec 23 '19 at 3:56
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    You already have a decent answer. But will give you a friendly bit of practical advice: If this question lingers in your head and you are concerned and it’s not too much of a hassle, then my advice is to do it all over: Clone the hard disk to SSD with the “optimize” button checked. Peace of mind is more valuable than efficiency in many cases; tech related and otherwise. – Giacomo1968 Dec 23 '19 at 4:33

I think you are ok the way it is, have you tried booting from it?

From the website of EaseUS:

Advanced clone settings

These advanced settings can help you clone a drive more stably and smoothly in some special case. However, without these advanced settings, EaseUS Todo backup can still give you an exact and intact clone.

Optimize for SSD - If the destination disk is an SSD, checking this option will ensure sector alignment in the process.

Sector by sector clone - A sector by sector clone ensures that the destination hard disk/partition is exactly the same as the source hard disk/partition. It will clone all the sectors if the option is checked, even if the sector is blank. As a result, the target will be equal in size to the disk being cloned after the process. This option is found in the same step where you choose the destination hard disk/partition both in the Disk clone and Partition clone wizard.


The disk/partition cannot be resized if you choose to clone your disk in the Sector by sector mode.

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    This is a decent answer, but just for reference, I made edits to add a direct link to the website this info came from, and formatted the text so it’s clear it is a quote of content from that website. – Giacomo1968 Dec 23 '19 at 4:23
  • @JakeGould I thought I did enter the site link, thank you for that. If you would like, I can delete it and you can post the answer? – vssher Dec 23 '19 at 4:27
  • Nope. This is your answer. I am just explaining how if you post an answer like this, there are ways you should format it. – Giacomo1968 Dec 23 '19 at 4:29

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