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Envy 795-0050 : Can I simply clone my 250GB M.2 SATA boot drive to a 1TB M.2 SATA boot Drive

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Envy 795-0050
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

System is basically as purchased from HP directly, other than I added additional RAM.

  • Sandisk M.2 SATA 250GB is the current system drive.
  • There is an additional 2TB Toshiba SATA mechanical hard drive. 

 

I have several applications (Lightroom, Davinci Resolve) which need to write cache and proxy files to the boot drive and I am frequently running out of space.   I would like to upgrade my boot drive to 1TB.  I already use Macrium Reflect to back up the computer to my NAS.

 

Can I simply:

  • Buy a 1TB M.2 SATA drive
  • Buy a USB to M.2 SATA adapter (B-keyed)
  • Clone my current boot drive to the larger M.2 SATA (connected externally via USB) using Macrium
  • Power down the computer,
  • Replace the old 250GB M.2 SATA with the new 1TB cloned one
  • Restart and adjust the partition allocation to access the additional space?

I'm assuming an M.2 NVME drive will not work in the existing slot, please tell me if I am wrong. 

 

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