Question What is the best way to migrate from ssd to nvme

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USAFRet

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Can you pls explain why cloning to MBR is a problem.

this link says its possible: http://reflect.macrium.com/help/v5/how_to/conversions/convert_an_mbr_disk_to_a_gpt_disk.htm
it just indicates that in GPT there will be a small 128MB partition at the start and I should place all the partitions after that partition
Yes, it is possible.
Many things are possible.

Can your new system boot from an MBR formatted NVMe drive?


Try it.
If it fails, you still have the original to try again.
And you always have the fallback of a full fresh install.
 
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The issue here is that you have a lot of moving parts, all trying to happen at the same time.

Whole new system
SATA to NVMe
MBR to GPT

Any of those on their own can be an issue.
Ok but is there anyway this could affect the source disk? it just coping stuff from it, isn't it, this is my only concern
 
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Update:
MBR to GPT -> FAILURE / couldn't boot from nvme after the clone

after many fails to boot I decided to clone from
MBR to MBR -> SUCCESS / booted instantly, I'm writing from it right now.

I will keep the former ssd with the os for at least a month just as a backup, I have no pressure erasing it.

  1. What is the problem with MBR again? is it so bad to keep the nvme as MBR? should I convert it to gpt still?
  2. I think I read when I learned about nvme that it runs fastest when configured to pcie instead of sata in the bios, should I do such thing?
  3. Is there any reason I should not expect windows 11 update sometime soon now that I have intel 8th gen cpu?
 

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You've verified the system boots properly with ONLY the new drive connected? The old SSD physically disconnected?


Win 11? Do NOT worry about it or expect it to try to automagically update for several months.
 
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You've verified the system boots properly with ONLY the new drive connected? The old SSD physically disconnected?


Win 11? Do NOT worry about it or expect it to try to automagically update for several months.
hmm both are connected, I followed the tutorial and forgot you said to disconnect the old one, I can do it now.
It automatically changed the letter to c: on the nmve and to f: on the old ssd
 

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I don't need to watch the vid to know that the Macrium Rescue media works.

What is it used for?
Lets assume your current drive dies. For whatever reason.
Of the OS gets borked up with a major virus.

Boot up from that RescueUSB, Recover.
Tell it where the Image is, and what drive you wish to apply it to.
Click click....done.

The system recovered exactly as it was when you made that Image.

I've used it, it works.
Anyone who says "it broke everything" did it wrong.
 
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I don't need to watch the vid to know that the Macrium Rescue media works.

What is it used for?
Lets assume your current drive dies. For whatever reason.
Of the OS gets borked up with a major virus.

Boot up from that RescueUSB, Recover.
Tell it where the Image is, and what drive you wish to apply it to.
Click click....done.

The system recovered exactly as it was when you made that Image.

I've used it, it works.
Anyone who says "it broke everything" did it wrong.
He uses it regardless of anything getting broke, as a last step, it's only two minutes
 
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Right.
Create it, and save it in a desk drawer.

When/if you need it, you'll be glad you created it.
That Rescue thing is one part of a comprehensive backup routine.

It is NOT needed for just cloning from A to B.
.. He creates it in the start but Uses it as a last step
in the last 1.5 minutes, the 1st comment in the video is do not skip the last step, and some are responding last step has reuined everything.
 

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.. He creates it in the start but Uses it as a last step
in the last 1.5 minutes, the 1st comment in the video is do not skip the last step, and some are responding last step has reuined everything.
It is NOT required for a clone operation.

It IS required as part of a comprehensive backup routine with Macrium Reflect.
 

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