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I want to upgrade my internal hard drive. the current hard drive in my pc is TOSHIBA DT01ACA 100. The reason I want to change it is not that it has less capacity. But, its read-right speed is less. I want to upgrade it to an SSD, that is known to be faster than normal HHD. But I don't want to lose any of my data/programs/OS/files. I want my computer to be as it is right now without a single change. so, can I just copy the whole drive as shown

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and paste it to the SSD that I want to use.

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also, I want to know, if I want to use 2 storage devices, and will sort the programs and data between the devices on my own, but, I want my OS to be in the SSD, with faster read-wright. so, can I just copy the windows folder and paste it in the SSD and then go to bios settings and change the booting device. 

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@jaikrit_2006,

The terminology is to "clone" the existing hard drive device to the new 2.5" SSD.  It is not "paste".   Most AIO only allow a single device.  Your existing HD (3.5") is mounted in a tray. Your would have to get an adapter 2.5 to 3.5 tray, or figure a mounting.  You would also need a SATA to USB3.0 external, preferably a 2.5/3.5 enclosure, then you could keep the 3.5 as a data device.

Cloning:

Software: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

Manual: https://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW7/Cloning+a+disk

 

If you choice of SSD is smaller than 1 TB, you will need another option

https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/clone-larger-hdd-to-smaller-ssd.html

 

Saving the 3.5 as data,. How to re-assign folders.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-default-save-location-windows-10

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@jaikrit_2006,

The terminology is to "clone" the existing hard drive device to the new 2.5" SSD.  It is not "paste".   Most AIO only allow a single device.  Your existing HD (3.5") is mounted in a tray. Your would have to get an adapter 2.5 to 3.5 tray, or figure a mounting.  You would also need a SATA to USB3.0 external, preferably a 2.5/3.5 enclosure, then you could keep the 3.5 as a data device.

Cloning:

Software: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

Manual: https://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW7/Cloning+a+disk

 

If you choice of SSD is smaller than 1 TB, you will need another option

https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/clone-larger-hdd-to-smaller-ssd.html

 

Saving the 3.5 as data,. How to re-assign folders.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-default-save-location-windows-10

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