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chris18 October 2nd, 2021 08:28 AM

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.


Thanks

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

Ensign Tzap October 2nd, 2021 03:46 PM

Here a video on installing and cloning SSD drives.
And shows how to use Macrium Reflect to do it.
https://www.google.com/search?channe...bwbkP99WQsAo22


Signed: Ensign Tzap

chris18 October 3rd, 2021 08:18 AM

Thanks for the reply. A very nice clear video.

I am fairly OK with the Macrium process (although the video has shown how to make correct partition sizes on the new ssd).

My main question is how to physically connect the new sdd to the system to allow the cloning process.

I have the kit I mentioned so can I use that or can I connect the new ssd to one of my usb 3 ports for the transfer, in which case what is the actual cable I need to get?

Also, as I already have am ssd I am assuming I won't need to update any drivers?

Finally, do I need to disconnect all the other drives in my system before doing the update?

Ensign Tzap October 3rd, 2021 03:33 PM

Here is a video that shows a S-ATA&IDE to USB2.0 connector being used to clone a SSD drive to a larger SSD drive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioYPSsFnmNA
He is using different software for the cloning process.
But that shouldn't matter.
Quote:

I have the kit I mentioned so can I use that or can I connect the new ssd to one of my usb 3 ports for the transfer, in which case what is the actual cable I need to get?
If you want the cloning process to go faster.
Then upgrade the S-ATA&IDE to USB2.0 connector to a S-ATA&IDE to USB3.0 connector.
So you can use your USB 3.0 ports for making the transfer go faster.
Otherwise, you can use the older S-ATA&IDE to USB2.0 connector, it just will take long to do the cloning process.
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Also, as I already have an ssd, I am assuming I won't need to update any drivers?
That depends....
If the new SSD is not made by the same manufacturer.
Example: 1st SSD is a Toshiba, and the 2nd SSD is a Samsung.
But Windows will Auto Detect the SSD, and automatically setup the Driver for it. So, no worries there.:)
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Finally, do I need to disconnect all the other drives in my system before doing the update?
No, you shouldn't need too.
Just connect it up to the USB 3.0 port or USB 2.0 port.
{Whichever S-ATA&IDE to USB connector adapter you have.}
Windows will automatically detect the drive.



Signed: Ensign Tzap


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