Question Cloning HD question

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I just bought a 1tb NVME drive and i have on my computer a 120gb SSD and a 1tb HD (the 1tb has about 350gb free still). My question is can i clone the boot SSD AND the storage drive onto the one 1tb NVME? I know how to clone the 120gb windows SSD no problem with Acronis True Image but im nervous bout the HD clone to the drive too.
 

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Clone the OS drive to the new drive.
The secondary drive, you can just COPY that whole thing to a different partition on the target NVMe drive. No cloning needed.

Give it the same drive letter as the original had, and the OS will not know the difference.
 
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Clone the OS drive to the new drive.
The secondary drive, you can just COPY that whole thing to a different partition n the target NVMe drive. Give it the same drive letter as the original had, and the OS will not know the difference.
Ok i shall give it a go! Thank you for the help! I always like to make sure im doing the right thing haha.
 

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Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive

If you are going from a smaller drive to a larger, by default, the target partition size will be the same as the Source. You probably don't want that
You can manipulate the size of the partitions on the target (larger)drive
Click on "Cloned Partition Properties", and you can specifiy the resulting partition size, to even include the whole thing

Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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