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Master Geek


#272614 5-Jul-2020 18:47
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Hello dumb question time. I want to clone my existing M.2 SSD to a bigger one so need a way to connect the new one for cloning. It’s a NVME, can I use an NGFF enclosure? Or is there another clever way? NCME enclosures seem to be expensive and hard to come by. Does anyone hire them out?

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Ultimate Geek


  #2517669 5-Jul-2020 19:03
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Might be a dumb question but does your mobo have 2 NVMEs slots? 


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Ultimate Geek


  #2517671 5-Jul-2020 19:06
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Or clone current NVME to an image on say another SSD drive, boot off that then image it back on the new.


 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  #2517696 5-Jul-2020 19:34
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just get one of these NVME Enclosures

 

I brought one and installed a crucial 1tb because i was sick or dragging so many USB thumb drives around! i use it daily and it can easily max out the USB3 connection on most devices.




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Master Geek


  #2517719 5-Jul-2020 19:58
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sqishy:

Might be a dumb question but does your mobo have 2 NVMEs slots? 



Unfortunately just one, that’s what makes it tricky

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Uber Geek


  #2517872 6-Jul-2020 10:52
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You will of course have a backup USB Drive.  :-)
Just do a full system image to that Drive , then restore from that image to the new M.2
The backup build into Win10 is very good at making a full disk image . Use a bootable Win10 USB/CD to do the restore from image

Or buy an M.2 enclosure from PB Tech. They are reasonably cheap .


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