09-02-2019 08:55 AM
Can you please provide step by step directions to do this?
I've cloned conventional HDDs to SSDs before, but not to an NVME drive.
As I understand it, I need to disable the Optane module.
But then what? How do I actually clone the HDD to a new NVME drive? Do I remove the Optane module from the PC and install the NVME drive in its place?
I assume I need to install the cloning software on the PC.
Do I boot from the original PC, clone the HDD to the NVME and then remove the HDD? Or can I keep the HDD as a second drive? How to assure it boots from the new NVME drive?
A video would help!
Howard in Baltimore
09-02-2019 07:50 PM
uncouple the optane drive first.
install Macrium free
this shows how to open the computer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxGyImgP4OI
remove the 5 screws from the shield covering the motherboard.
go to the upgrading and servicing guide and read page 13 and 14.
remove the optane from the M.2 slot
install the new M.2 drive
close back of computer and start it up.
open Macrium and clone the HDD onto the new drive
go to the bios through setting: advance startup options (I googled how to do this)
move the new ssd into the first boot drive position (It's pretty intuitive)
restart and you should be booting from the new drive
I repartitioned and reformatted tho old drive and use as storage.