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SSD M.2 to SSD M.2 upgrade Clone help needed.

Forgive my ignorance this upgrading is new to me.
I have a new / refurb XPS 15 9570 I7 6 core. Window 10 Pro 64 . It came with the 512 PCle M2 class 40. I just purchased a 970 Pro and waiting for it .
I can't find any info on the hardware needed to "clone '" every YouTube seem to be about HDD or SATA to SSD, not SSD M.2 to SSD M.2. The more I read the more I get confused. I only have aprox 68 gigs used in the storage. I was hoping to find a transfer cable , but it looks like I have to buy an external HD , but what type?

I also want to set up the original 512 as an external. What box would I need?

Thanks for your help.

Post was last edited on December 17, 2018 4:04 AM PST

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Re: clone

It seems you either need a m2 ssd enclosure or a PC/laptop with that can accomodate 2 PCIe cards to connect these 2 disks to do the close.
To use it as an external such an enclosure is enough.

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Thanks, what I found

I can't find a double , but I'm finding a number of single with A to C and C to C. with two cables . All seem to say the Samsung Migration with not recognize it, but there is a work around. I guess It would work for the Clone, then could work as an external , just slower, but that would be OK.  From $40- 70.00. Is there a reliable brand name I should look for?

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The key for this is you want the enclosure
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Don't need an external HDD

You don't need to buy an external HDD, because you can clone SSD to SSD directly. If you cloned a system disk to SSD, you must enter into the BIOS and change the boot order to the SSD or you can replace the source disk with the SSD to boot from it.

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Post was last edited on December 18, 2018 12:52 AM PST

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Problem solved or not?

I guess one of the biggest differences is the connecting and recognizing. To detect Samsung M.2 SSD correctly, you may need to change Legacy to M.2 in BIOS. After that, do a M.2 SSD to M.2 SSD clone should be much easier.
Hopely helpful.

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I don't know.

I'm just over my head in this project. I really have to learn basics. I'm 69 and have almost no understanding of upgrading. I try going on YouTube but people are all young and seams like they drink a 6 pack of Redbull before starting the video. Like they want to talk faster than their system thinks.


I have no idea what Legacy is or how to change it to M.2 or even how to get into Bios to do it. For me this is a new hobby to replace my more physical hobbies due to my age and poor health.

I really appreciate you guys trying to help, but I just need to slow down and get some understanding of basics as well as the language . Thanks

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I'm astonished, really. It's never too old to learn. Anyway, best wishes for you.

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