Question Cloning m.2 with a single m.2 slot

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I want to upgrade my M.2 nvme. I only have one m.2 slot on my pc, and I don't have an adapter. Is it possible to clone the current M.2 to a SATA SSD then clone the SATA SSD to the new M.2? If so, I'd really appreciate any advice.
 

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I want to upgrade my M.2 nvme. I only have one m.2 slot on my pc, and I don't have an adapter. Is it possible to clone the current M.2 to a SATA SSD then clone the SATA SSD to the new M.2? If so, I'd really appreciate any advice.
To start, give us the full specs of this system.
To include ALL drives and space consumed on them.
 

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The OS is currently on an NVMe M.2 drive?
Your system only has a single M.2 port?

Macrium Reflect can do this.

Create a Macrium Rescue USB.
Run Macrium, create an Image off to whatever drive has sufficient space. This will result in a single file of <whatever>.mrimage
Power OFF
Swap the NVMe drives.
Boot from the Rescue USB you made earlier
Tell it where the Image is, and what drive to apply it to (the new NVMe drive)
 
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That's all there is to it? Are there any specific mistakes I need to avoid so I don't end up not being able to boot into anything?
 

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One gotcha may be the size of the resulting partitions on the new target drive.
You can manipulate that in Macrium, before you click the GO button.

"Cloned Partition Properties", and adjust as needed.
 

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