1.    12 Dec 2016 #1
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    Can I use Macrium Image/Restore process to transfer to NVme SSD


    I currently have my Windows system on a 250G SSD (SATA 0). I have read that a good way to upgrade to a new SSD, would be to use Macrium to image the current system, boot to the Macrium USB recovery, then restore the image to the new drive.

    Is this feasible if the new SSD (500G) is an NVMe M.2 drive instead of SATA? Should I install the drivers for the new NVMe before I image the current system?

    My motherboard is new ASRock and supposedly supports NVMe for boot.
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  2.    12 Dec 2016 #2
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    You don't need to do all that.
    1. Install M.2. If recognized then proceed.
    2. Run Macrium from your current Windows, click on "clone this Disk" (250GB SSD Windows disk)
    3. Select M.2 Drive as destination then drag and drop each partition to M.2 disk
    4. You will have some unallocated space at the end of M.2 since it has 500GB. You can expand the partition (assuming C drive) by selecting it then click on "Cloned partition properties" to resize the partition for full use of 500GB.
    5. click next->Finish
    6. Disconnect the 250GB then reboot.
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  3.    12 Dec 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    You don't need to do all that.
    1. Install M.2. If recognized then proceed.
    2. Run Macrium from your current Windows, click on "clone this Disk" (250GB SSD Windows disk)
    3. Select M.2 Drive as destination then drag and drop each partition to M.2 disk
    4. You will have some unallocated space at the end of M.2 since it has 500GB. You can expand the partition (assuming C drive) by selecting it then click on "Cloned partition properties" to resize the partition for full use of 500GB.
    5. click next->Finish
    6. Disconnect the 250GB then reboot.
    One detail I omitted. When I install the M.2 drive, my motherboard will disable the SATA 0 and 1 ports. So with current configuration I can't just install the M.2 drive.

    Maybe I could move the existing Windows drive from SATA 0 to SATA 2, but wasn't sure I could do that?

    I might try and see what happens.
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  4.    13 Dec 2016 #4
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    Maybe I could move the existing Windows drive from SATA 0 to SATA 2, but wasn't sure I could do that?
    No problem. Make sure Sata 2 is on first boot order in the BIOS.
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  5.    13 Dec 2016 #5
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    I will give it a try tomorrow. Thanks.
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