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Windows 7: Cloning SSD 120g to M.2 PCIe SSD

18 Dec 2019   #1

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Cloning SSD 120g to M.2 PCIe SSD

Can i clone a Kingston A400 SSD 120GB Serial ATA III to a Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB M.2-2280 NVMe PCIe SSD.? saving having to reinstalling everything

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18 Dec 2019   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You should be able tpo use AOMEI Backupper, make a disk or USB drive with AOMEI and then boot that like you would to install Windows. Chose the source which would be your Kingston and the destination which would be your NVMe drive.

Once that is done, after you boot you'll more than likely need to go into Disk Management and extend the partition. Just make sure you unplug the Kingston once cloning is done.
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18 Dec 2019   #3

Windows 7

Many thanks for you input will give it a try..
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18 Dec 2019   #4

Windows 7/8.1/10 multiboot

I'm not so sure this is necessarily a straightforward task, given the target is M.2/NVMe.

Windows needs a M.2/NVMe driver. While adding a M.2 as secondary to a working SATA boot drive may produce "found new hardware" and install the driver, that only works if the SATA remains the boot drive. I don't think that would allow the M.2 to become the boot drive unless one also embeds the driver in the boot.wim file. @SIW2 understands the boot process better, so he may know for sure.

Also, in my case the M.2 wasn't even recognized until I switched my BIOS setting from AHCI to RAID. It probably depends on the mobo, but since my Windows had been installed in AHCI, I ended up switching the BIOS to RAID and doing a clean install on the M.2 drive. YMMV, of course.
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18 Dec 2019   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

AS dg1261 pointed out, win7 doesn't come with nvme drivers.

Unless adata has drivers for download - then you would need to integrate the win 7 nvme updates ( if you haven't already )- easier to install them before cloning.
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19 Dec 2019   #6

Windows 7

I am very sorry gentlemen I am very appreciative of your replies only I forgot to state I am now running Windows 10.
I shall return to the corner and give myself a serious telling off!
What a berk!
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