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cloning or copying my ssd to a PCIe disk

I have 2 ssd disks onboard,but bought a corsair 480gb pcie disk that i want to install and use as my C:
how can i best copy my original C disk to the new disk,was thinking to take the ssd disk out of the computer and but it in a storage case which I can hook up to a usb port and copy it to the new PCIe disk is that possible? If not what about cloning,and what cloning program to get the job done
thanks.
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  1. Try clonezilla

    Otherwise, windows itself can mirror a drive.
    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-mirrored-volume-file-redundancy-windows-10

    create the mirror onto the new disk, remove old physical disk, then in disk manager "break mirror"
  2. Best answer
    fishburger said:
    I have 2 ssd disks onboard,but bought a corsair 480gb pcie disk that i want to install and use as my C:
    how can i best copy my original C disk to the new disk,was thinking to take the ssd disk out of the computer and but it in a storage case which I can hook up to a usb port and copy it to the new PCIe disk is that possible? If not what about cloning,and what cloning program to get the job done
    thanks.


    Desktop or laptop?

    Steps for a successful clone operation:
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    Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
    Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
    Power off
    Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
    Power up
    Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
    Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
    Click the 'Clone' button
    Wait until it is done
    When it finishes, power off
    Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
    Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
    Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
    If good, continue the power up

    It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
    Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

    If it works, and it should, all is good.

    Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe as necessary.
    Delete the original boot partitions, here:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/4f1b84ac-b193-40e3-943a-f45d52e23685/cant-delete-extra-healthy-recovery-partitions-and-healthy-efi-system-partition?forum=w8itproinstall
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  3. I had a look at you solution ,but cant find it when i right click the C disk,I have win10 64 bit Home version, need Pro version of win10 to do it ?
  4. fishburger said:
    I had a look at you solution ,but cant find it when i right click the C disk,I have win10 64 bit Home version, need Pro version of win10 to do it ?


    Whose response are you replying to? (You should use the "reply to....." option to avoid such confusion).

    If you're referring to mirroring a drive, you need Win10 Pro or Enterprise.

    You'll have to use the cloning method instead, as explained by USAFRet above.
  5. fishburger said:
    I had a look at you solution ,but cant find it when i right click the C disk,I have win10 64 bit Home version, need Pro version of win10 to do it ?


    Entirely unsure of what you are asking here.

    The cloning or the mirroring?
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