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Old October 2nd, 2021, 08:28 AM
chris18 chris18 is offline
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Upgrading Internal SSD

My motherboard is an ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. PRIME H310M-E R2.0 (LGA1151) and I have 119GB Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series (SATA (SSD)) installed which is nearly full.

I have purchased a WD Blue SN550 1TB High-Performance M.2 PCIe NVME SSD as replacement which I hope will be compatible (can anyone confirm).

I would like some pointers as to the best/easiest way to transfer my existing ssd content to the new drive.

I have an image of the existing drive created by Macrium Reflect Free.

I would prefer to either copy the image or clone the existing drive prior to installing the new ssd so that I know everything is OK before installing the new ssd.

I have a S-ATA&IDE to USB2.0 connector kit which I have used in the past but I am not sure if this is the best way to go especially as it's only USB2.0 or should I get a new USB 3.0 connector and if so what should I get.

I would welcome any advice on how to proceed. Do I for example have to format the new ssd or will cloning do that and how do I adjust the partition sizes for the new ssd.


PS I intend to keep the existing ssd "as is" as a backup....just in case.

Last edited by chris18; October 2nd, 2021 at 09:32 AM.
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