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Question Replace M.2 SSD in laptop by larger SSD

french_guy

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Hello
I would like to upgrade the SSD in my Dell Inspiron 7
It's a Toshiba M.2 2280 256Gb SATA, and I was thinking installing a 512Gb or bigger
How should I proceed knowing there is only 1xM.2 slot in my laptop? Can I do it with a clone software and a M.2 to USB adapter such as this one:
https://www.amazon.com/ELUTENG-Enclosure-External-Superspeed-Compatible/dp/B07H95GRSQ/ref=sr_1_13?keywords=m2+sata+to+usb+3.0+adapter&qid=1564483286&s=gateway&sr=8-13
It means install new SSD in USB enclosure, clone current to new, then install new in laptop?

Thanks
 
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Hello
I would like to upgrade the SSD in my Dell Inspiron 7
It's a Toshiba M.2 2280 256Gb SATA, and I was thinking installing a 528Gb or bigger
How should I proceed knowing there is only 1xM.2 slot in my laptop? Can I do it with a clone software and a M.2 to USB adapter such as this one:
https://www.amazon.com/ELUTENG-Enclosure-External-Superspeed-Compatible/dp/B07H95GRSQ/ref=sr_1_13?keywords=m2+sata+to+usb+3.0+adapter&qid=1564483286&s=gateway&sr=8-13
It means install new SSD in USB enclosure, clone current to new, then install new in laptop?

Thanks
Yes you can do that but I would clone from old SSD to newly installed one.
 

french_guy

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You mean install new in laptop and old (current) in USB enclosure and clone? But in that case, laptop won't boot with new ("blank") SSD.....!
What software (free ) would you recommend?
Thanks
 

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