Paragon Software has introduced Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 3.0, an updated version of its disk migration tool that can now update Windows systems from rotating media to solid state drive (SSD) without interrupting any applications, according to the firm.
Available to download now, Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 3.0 adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, enabling users to migrate any Windows system from XP onwards to a faster SSD. The tool allows users to continue working with applications during the migration process and does not require a restart of the system, Paragon said.
While SSDs offer better performance than spinning disks, they are often smaller in capacity, and so Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 3.0 is able to automatically downsize the source system volume, allowing the user to discard some data during the process in order to fit to the destination disk.
The tool is also capable of automatically migrating the system to a GUID Partition Table (GPT)/UEFI configuration and aligning partitions on the destination disk, if necessary.
Paragon said the tool includes the option to build a WinPE bootable disk to do migrations or to fix various boot problems without installing the product itself, if required.
Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 3.0 is available for $19.95 (£13) from the firm's website.
In recent storage-related news, Sony and Panasonic announced a partnership to develop a next-generation optical disc with a 300GB capacity. The two companies said that they would be embarking on a partnership that will aim to provide an apparent successor to the Blu-ray format by the end of 2015.
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