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Daniel Z.

How to clone my boot drive?

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So my SSD is getting full and I can’t install windows updates anymore. I would like to clone it to another drive, how is this possible?

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Using cloning software like Acronis True Image would be the best way, unfortunately AFAIK there's nothing free that works well.


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What about cloning from an nvme drive to an nvme drive that is in a SATA adapter? Any potential issues here?

 

Getting a bigger NVME M.2 as my 500gb is getting tiny.

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3 hours ago, Beloit911 said:

What about cloning from an nvme drive to an nvme drive that is in a SATA adapter? Any potential issues here?

 

Getting a bigger NVME M.2 as my 500gb is getting tiny.

As long as the software can access the bus it should copy anything to anything. The only thing you can't do is copy a drive that's larger and has more space used than the destination for obvious reasons.

 

For example, if you want to copy a 1TB to a 500GB and the 1TB has 750GB used it's a no go.

 

If you want to copy a 1TB to a 500GB and the 1TB has only 300GB used it should be fine.

 

Given what you've already said this shouldn't be a concern for you anyway.


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Ryzen 7 3800X | Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming | 16GB Team Group Dark Pro 3600Mhz | Samsung 970 Evo 500GB NVMe | Sapphire 5700 XT Pulse | Corsair H115i Platinum | WD Black 1TB | WD Green 4TB | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W | Asus TUF GT501 | Samsung C27HG70 1440p 144hz HDR FreeSync 2 | Windows 10 Pro X64 |

 

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Raspberry Pi 4 Model B running OMV Arrakis and an 8TB Seagate USB 3.0 external HDD

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