Cloning OS from SSD to M.2

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  1. Megahertz's Avatar
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       #11

    As I wrote before, you won't notice the difference between the M.2 and the 2.5" SSD and you will have to buy an PCIe card (with M.2) for it that will be useless on your new system
    In my opinion, you're going to waste money and time.
    And when you finally buy your new computer there will be a better and cheaper M.2 drive.
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #12

    I'm with the others that say you won't see any real world difference. I would not spend the money for the PCIE adapter board that more than likely won't even be bootable.
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  3. gettheclicker's Avatar
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       #13

    I'm not really wasting but $3 for the adapter. The drive is free from a friend who got a 1tb upgrade.

    If the group opinion is it's not worth it then for the time being I'll just make it my game drive. If anything my loading times should be better lol
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #14

    Have you thought of the possibility of the PCIE M.2 card taking PCIE lanes away from your video card?
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  5. sygnus21's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.906)
       #15

    gettheclicker said:
    I'm not really wasting but $3 for the adapter. The drive is free from a friend who got a 1tb upgrade.

    If the group opinion is it's not worth it then for the time being I'll just make it my game drive. If anything my loading times should be better lol
    You only have to worry about losing PCIE lanes if you run more than one GPU, or are already using PCIE lanes for other stuff - souncard for example. And if you do find one of the lanes gone, just move the device to another lane.

    As far as booting, yeah, if the board doesn't support it natively the OS isn't going to boot off it. As for gaming yeah, an SSD will definitely load games and cut scenes faster, (but not provide significantly more FPS). However, If you've already got a SSD for your games, then you're probably not going to notice a difference with the NVME driver there either.

    With that, I'd just treat it as a spare drive and move on.

    Good luck.
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