Question SSD

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So i currently have 1tb HDD and 120gb SSD, today i brought a new 500gb SSD ........

Crucial MX500 500 GB CT500MX500SSD4-Up to 560 MB/s (3D NAND, SATA, M.2 Type 2280SS, Internal SSD)

The problem im having is i only have one slot for the m.2 SSD and the SSD i have now has windows installed on it and few other files, so how can i install the new SSD and copy all the things that are on my old SSD to the new SSD if i only have the one SSD slot?

Thanks.
 

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You'll need a USB flash drive to boot from, and some storage space large enough to hold the entirety of your current 128GB..

  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.
 
Jul 28, 2020
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You'll need a USB flash drive to boot from, and some storage space large enough to hold the entirety of your current 128GB..

  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.
Integral 128GB USB Memory 2.0 Flash Drive Courier Blue INFD128GBCOU

Like this? thanks for the quick response as well.
 
Jul 28, 2020
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You'll need a USB flash drive to boot from, and some storage space large enough to hold the entirety of your current 128GB..

  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.
Sorry never done anything like this before just to clear a few things up... so based on the steps

2. when i bring this menu up from the "other tasks" it says windows boot menu or iso file what do i do from there?

3. So here am i copying the current SSD to the flash usb?

6. How would i boot up from USB?

7. Where would i find recover?

Thanks again.
 

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Under "Other Tasks" - select "Create Rescue Media..."
This builds a bootable USB for use a bit later.

Then, in Macrium, you select the current 128GB drive.
"Image this disk..."
Go through all the steps, and designate a location on some other large drive. Your HDD, or an external something.
This results in a file of somethingsomething.mrimage
Power OFF
Physically swap the 128GB with your new Crucial.
Boot up from the Rescue media you created earlier
That will allow you to "Restore - Browser for an Image or backup file..."
Select that .mrimage you made, and then tell it the new drive "Crucial" to restore that to.
 
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Under "Other Tasks" - select "Create Rescue Media..."
This builds a bootable USB for use a bit later.

Then, in Macrium, you select the current 128GB drive.
"Image this disk..."
Go through all the steps, and designate a location on some other large drive. Your HDD, or an external something.
This results in a file of somethingsomething.mrimage
Power OFF
Physically swap the 128GB with your new Crucial.
Boot up from the Rescue media you created earlier
That will allow you to "Restore - Browser for an Image or backup file..."
Select that .mrimage you made, and then tell it the new drive "Crucial" to restore that to.
Ah thanks for this.
 
Jul 28, 2020
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Under "Other Tasks" - select "Create Rescue Media..."
This builds a bootable USB for use a bit later.

Then, in Macrium, you select the current 128GB drive.
"Image this disk..."
Go through all the steps, and designate a location on some other large drive. Your HDD, or an external something.
This results in a file of somethingsomething.mrimage
Power OFF
Physically swap the 128GB with your new Crucial.
Boot up from the Rescue media you created earlier
That will allow you to "Restore - Browser for an Image or backup file..."
Select that .mrimage you made, and then tell it the new drive "Crucial" to restore that to.
I'm struggling with how to boot from the USB I've turned back on after swapping SSD and its on the macrium reflect but I cant figure how to boot from USB
 
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I'm struggling with how to boot from the USB I've turned back on after swapping SSD and its on the macrium reflect but I cant figure how to boot from USB
im going through it again and there may have been a problem when i had to "image" the old SSD is there anything pacific i need to do when going through those steps?
 
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so yea this was the problem when imaging the disk last time it has an error saying .... errorreading MFFTN - error code =2 please run 'chkdsk' C: /r
 
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Still the Error 2?

Well...cloning is not an exact science. When it works, its great.
When it fails, however....:(

Time to do a clean OS install on this new drive.
Well its actually progressing now further than before when the error popped so hopefully it works:rolleyes:(y)
 

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