Question How to switch content from one m.2 ssd to another

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Hi I have only one M.2 ssd slot and I was wondering how I could clone the content that I have on the first one (252gb) to a bigger one (512gb)
 

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Hi I have only one M.2 ssd slot and I was wondering how I could clone the content that I have on the first one (252gb) to a bigger one (512gb)
You'll need another drive to hold the (temporary) Image.

1x m.2 slot with an Image

Assuming you have another drive with sufficient free space to hold the entirety of your current m.2 drive:

  1. Download and install Macrium Reflect
  2. Run that, and create a Rescue CD or USB (you'll use this later). "Other Tasks"
  3. In the Macrium client, create an Image to some other drive. External USB HDD, maybe. Select all partitions. This results in a file of xxxx.mrimage
  4. When done, power OFF.
  5. Swap the 2 drives
  6. Boot up from the Rescue USB you created earlier.
  7. Recover, and tell it where the Image is that you created in step 3, and which drive to apply it to...the new m.2
  8. Go, and wait until it finishes.
  9. That's all...this should work.
 

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