The last time I had to clone those I cheated (more than once now.) I cloned this drive from the internal to an external drive, then removed power, battery when I installed the new SSD then I booted up my clone software to clone from the external to the new internal SSD.
I'm encountering technicians that didn't think of that and instead buy another adapter which are now somewhat plentiful on Newegg and Amazon.
I have cloned numerous SSD's using an adapter (usb to ssd) and cloning software. BUT I have hit a snag. Does anyone make an adapter (usb to Western Digital "weird" oblong SSD with strange contacts)? I need to clone a HD to a "WDC PC sn520 sdapnuw 512Gb SSD.
I know this is a strange request but I need to clone a smaller "weird" ssd to a larger one of the same strange type (512Gb).
Thanks for any replies.