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If I clone a windows install from a 120 GB SATA SSD, will it work on an M.2 Drive?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was about to use Acronis True Image HD to clone the OS from my 120 GB 2.5" SanDisk SATA SSD, to a Crucial P1 M.2 Drive, but it said "Warning! Your old and new hard drives must work in the same controller mode (for example, IDE or AHCI). Otherwise, your computer will not start from the new hard drive." in the documentation

 

I was wondering if these worked in the same controller mode, so I can just clone my OS without a hitch.

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Just make sure that both are in the same controller mode, and you should be able to proceed with the clone just fine. 


Always remember the 80/80 rule of project management. That is, the first 80% of the project takes 80% of the time, and the last 20% of the project takes the other 80% of the time.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, bellabichon said:

Just make sure that both are in the same controller mode, and you should be able to proceed with the clone just fine. 

My main SSD is running in AHCI mode, but apparently AHCI doesn't work with NVMe SSDs; would I have to reinstall windows in this case?

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13 minutes ago, Naxa4500 said:

My main SSD is running in AHCI mode, but apparently AHCI doesn't work with NVMe SSDs; would I have to reinstall windows in this case?

Is there any way to switch to IDE mode in BIOS? If not, I'd assume that your only option is to reinstall. 


Always remember the 80/80 rule of project management. That is, the first 80% of the project takes 80% of the time, and the last 20% of the project takes the other 80% of the time.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, bellabichon said:

Is there any way to switch to IDE mode in BIOS? If not, I'd assume that your only option is to reinstall. 

Nope, but I found out there is however software that is able to clone AHCI based Windows installs on regular drives onto NVMe SSDs, it's called Macrium Reflect and I'll probably use it later.

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