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OMEN 17.3 inch Gaming Laptop PC 17-ck0000 (3V6M3AV)
Microsoft Windows 11

Hello,

 

I have an OMEN 17 laptop. My PC has 2 SSD M.2 Slots, one of them being Gen 4 and the other Gen 3.

 

My PC came with a 1TB SSD and the operating system (OS - Win 11) is installed on it. I purchased an extra Samsung 990 pro SSD (Gen 4) and attached it to the empty M.2 slot. When I tested its speed, the result was about 3500 MB/s (read and write). I think this is because the 2nd slot is Gen 3 and I cannot get the full performance from Samsung 990 pro.

 

I am planning to swap the SSDs around (the new 990 pro to the Gen 4 slot and the stock SSD to the Gen 3 slot). However, my OS will still be installed on the stock SSD. Here is my first question:

1. If my OS remains on the stock SSD (Gen 3 slot), would it be a limiting factor on the performance of my 990 pro? (i.e., will I have reduced/limited speed while playing games that are installed on 990 pro, just because the OS is running on the slower SSD slot?)

 

If yes, then I will also need to migrate my OS to 990 pro. However, my PC came with the OS installed and I do not have a key etc. Therefore, the follow up question is:

 

2. How can I do this? I am not a very advanced user, so I would appreciate a step-by-step guide including the changes I need to make in BIOS etc.

 

Thanks in advance!

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@BCY1 

 

The easy way:

 

(a) clone old drive to new drive (mount new drive out side the machine),

(b) replace old with new and run for say one week (just in case),

(c) format old drive then put it to slower slot.

 

Regards.

BH
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@banhien wrote:

@BCY1 

 

The easy way:

 

(a) clone old drive to new drive (mount new drive out side the machine),

(b) replace old with new and run for say one week (just in case),

(c) format old drive then put it to slower slot.

 

Regards.


@banhien

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

For step (a), is it possible to clone while both SSDs are in their slots in the PC?

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