Can I clone SATA SSD Win10 boot drive onto NVME M.2 SSD?

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  1. bbinnard

    bbinnard New Member

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    I'm planning on building a new PC to replace my current one. My current boot drive is a Samsung 850 Pro SSD connected to an SATA port. My new configuration will have a Samsung 870 EVO PCIe SSD connected to an M.2 NVME slot on the motherboard. My plan was to restore a Macrium Reflect image from the 850 SSD onto the 870 drive - because I don't want to have to reinstall all my software.

    I've read that this may not work because the device drivers are different between SATA and NVME ports, and therefore the restored drive might not work because Win10 won't be able to see it. But is this true? and if it is, is there an easy way to fix it?

    So far Win10 has been quite good about identifying different devices and finding the correct drivers to load. But will it be able to handle my situation at first boot?
     
  2. Takeshi

    Takeshi New Member

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    I honestly can't answer your question as I have not considered doing this myself. However I wanted to reply that this entire forums board must be completely ignored by all board admins and knowledgeable members, as you STILL have not received a relevant reply. For a website I visit almost daily for news and information, I must say the lack of forums participation is very sad.
    I am sorry you have not received a helpful response by now. However, it's not that you are solely being ignored, as I have also posted to this board quite a while back and have received zero help.
    Hopefully you have received your answer on some other board that is actually active by now.
     

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