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M.2 SSD on the verge of being filled up

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Hello! My m.2 ssd is about 20gb from being filled up. Its only a matter of time before it does happen and I want to replace it for a model with more storage capacity. If I switch out my ssd will I also have to buy a windows license? 

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17 minutes ago, Unns said:

Hello! My m.2 ssd is about 20gb from being filled up. Its only a matter of time before it does happen and I want to replace it for a model with more storage capacity. If I switch out my ssd will I also have to buy a windows license? 

Can you not just add another drive..? Why get rid of a working drive, just get a SATA ssd and throw data and games in that. 

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If your PC has more than 1 M.2 slot, there is software you can use to clone the drive. That is hardly practical though and it's pretty complicated to do and also be able to expand the partition once over with. Again however, if you have more than one slot, you can just move all your games to the new SSD, and continue using the old one  as your boot drive. You will not need a new Windows license.

 

Just now, LIGISTX said:

Can you not just add another drive..? Why get rid of a working drive, just get a SATA ssd and throw data and games in that. 

M.2 is loads faster than a SATA drive. You're limited to 6gbit on SATA, and M.2 max theoretical throughput is 2GB/s.

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1 hour ago, dj_ripcord said:

M.2 is loads faster than a SATA drive. You're limited to 6gbit on SATA, and M.2 max theoretical throughput is 2GB/s.

I mean.... yes. But no real consumer workload can tell any difference between them. M.2 (if its just SATA anyways) is basically the same. Even if it is NVMe, no normal workload (including games) will really tell any difference either. 

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