Cloning old drive before installing new drive

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  1. Posts : 25
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    What a crew residing here...
    Many thanks to you all
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    morgan23 said:
    Thank you for the replies Samuria..
    Not au fait inside a computer..
    Would I achieve a result using an enclosure for the M.2 through a USB port?

    Hi there


    1) Clone current HDD to a USB device --- your new Disk attached to computer via USB3 adapter --get the correct M2 -->USB3 adapter though -- you don't need to have the M2 SSD in an enclosure at this stage the adapter has the power and connectors. Use Macrium or whatever.

    2) now swap the drives --should be bootable ---"Seeemples"

    BTW after doing this exercise keep the old SSD for backups / external data etc etc --use any of those cheap SATA==>USB3 adapters --no need to have the SSD in any enclosure - just connect the sata end of the adapter to the SSD and the USB3 end into the computer.

    As far as partitioning is concerned --do any re-partitioning after installing the new system disk --plenty of partition managers out there --I'd go for GPARTED -- runs from a bootable USB device. If you download the iso simply use RUFUS to creat a bootable USB drive from the iso downloaded.

    The thing is to get the system working FIRST --if you do too many things at once and something breaks it's difficult (or even impossible) to determine cause of defect and fix it.

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  3. Posts : 25
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    Thread Starter

    Right, I'll get to it over the next couple of days and let you know how successful I have been.
    If you see heavy black smoke on your horizons it will be my computer burning..
    I will be ok though just licking windows on my garden shed.

    Again thank you all!!
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