How to Clone NVMe M.2 Drive from M.2 or SATA SSD in Notebook

What Is an NVMe M.2 Drive?

Why do You Need to Clone NVMe M.2 Drive?

  1. To get larger storage space. If you find the NVMe M.2 drive capacity not enough as you savemore software and games on it, you may need to upgrade it to a larger one.
  2. To get higher transfer rate. NVMeM.2 SSDs are regarded as the fastest SSDs in the market. You canupgrade your hard drive to an NVMeM.2 SSD to speed up your computerif you are using SATA or other types of drives.
  3. To avoidhard disk failures. A hard drive used for a few years is easy to wear out. You can avoid hard disk failures by replacing your old NVMe M.2 drive with a new one.

How to Clone M.2 SSD with Only One Slot

First Move: Clone NVMe M.2 SSD

  • Fit partitions to entire disk: the cloned partitions will be adjusted automatically to fill the entire space of the new M.2 SSD.
  • Copy partitions without resizing: all the partitions copied into the new M.2 SSD will not be changed in both size and location.
  • Align partitions to 1 MB: it is recommended for improving the performance of your M.2 SSD.
  • Use GUID Partition Table for the target disk: if you check this option, you can clone NVMe M.2 drive with GPT partition style. Click MBR vs GPT to know more.

Second Move: Install the New NVMe M.2 SSD and Boot from It

  1. Unplug the power and remove the battery from your notebook by referring to your notebook manufacturer’s user manual.
  2. Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds to release any residual power from the notebook.
  3. Remove the case cover and locate the M.2 SSD on the motherboard. Loosen the screw and unplug your old M.2 Drive.

How to Clone M.2 SSD with 2 slots

NVMe M.2 Drive Options

  • Speed: Sequential read speeds up to 1700MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1450MB/s
  • Form factor: M.2 2280 (22 for width, 80 for length)
  • Capacity: 250 GB/500 GB
  • Price: about $77.99 for 500 GB drive
  • Warranty: 5 year manufacturer’s limited warranty
  • Speed: Read/Write up to 2100/1500 MB/s (May vary by capacity)
  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Capacity: vary from 240 GB to 1 TB
  • Price: $119.99 for 1 TB
  • Speed: sequential read/write speeds up to 2,000/1,700 MB/s
  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Capacity: up to 1 TB
  • Price: $67.55 for 500 GB
  • Speed: Sequential read and write performance levels of up to 3,500MB/s and 2,700MB/s
  • Form factor: M.2 2280
  • Capacity: 512 GB/1 TB
  • Price: $159.99 for 512 GB, $299.99 for 1 TB
  • Warranty: 5-year limited warranty

Clone NVMe M.2 Drive FAQ

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