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DarbyDoo
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Aurora R8, 512GB M.2 PCIe, is it big enough?

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If I wanted to change the above to the 1tb size how do clone the OEM 512 with all its info to a new 970 M.2 PCIe? I'm not interested in a 2 drive system just 1 ssd thx

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Tesla1856
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Re: 512GB M.2 PCIe is it big enough?

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@DarbyDoo wrote:
If I wanted to change the above (512GB M.2 PCIe SSD) to the 1tb size how do clone the OEM 512 with all its info to a new 970 M.2 PCIe? I'm not interested in a 2 drive system just 1 ssd thx

Not sure why you don't want a "2-drive" system. 

A 512gb M.2 PCIe SSD is nice and you paid good money for it. I think most people would keep it and just install an 1tb 2.5inch SATA-3/600 SSD as D:  (for data files, music, large games, etc.).


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amstel78
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Re: 512GB M.2 PCIe is it big enough?

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Macrium Reflect is an excellent free cloning/imaging program.  I would suggest using that.

Tesla1856
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Re: 512GB M.2 PCIe is it big enough?

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@DarbyDoo wrote:
If I wanted to change the above (512GB M.2 PCIe SSD) to the 1tb size how do clone the OEM 512 with all its info to a new 970 M.2 PCIe? I'm not interested in a 2 drive system just 1 ssd thx

Not sure why you don't want a "2-drive" system. 

A 512gb M.2 PCIe SSD is nice and you paid good money for it. I think most people would keep it and just install an 1tb 2.5inch SATA-3/600 SSD as D:  (for data files, music, large games, etc.).


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DarbyDoo
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Re: 512GB M.2 PCIe is it big enough?

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I have Macrium Reflect installed but on second thought I guess installing a second SSD is the best solution, actually never thought of the benefits of it, thx to you both for the help

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amstel78
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Re: 512GB M.2 PCIe is it big enough?

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@DarbyDoo wrote:

I have Macrium Reflect installed but on second thought I guess installing a second SSD is the best solution, actually never thought of the benefits of it, thx to you both for the help


I only have a 256gb Toshiba NVMe drive in my R7.  It's fine for the most part as it really only hosts the operating system and certain applications.  To compensate, I also have a 2TB mechanical drive, and a 1TB 2.5" SSD.  The mechanical HD is used to store things that don't require quick read/write access like videos, photos, and some games.  The 1TB SSD is used mostly for games.

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Re: 512GB M.2 PCIe is it big enough?

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They get quite large but this also makes them expensive.
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-2TB-MZ-V7E2T0BW/dp/B07C8Y31G1/

 


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DarbyDoo
2 Iron

Re: 512GB M.2 PCIe is it big enough?

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Amstel what 2TB mechanical drive did you go with on your R7 ?

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amstel78
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Re: 512GB M.2 PCIe is it big enough?

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@DarbyDoo wrote:

Amstel what 2TB mechanical drive did you go with on your R7 ?


If memory serves, it's a WD Blue and was installed in the machine by Dell.  Now that I think about it, it may actually be a 1TB drive.  I don't really use it much except to store data that doesn't require fast read/write speeds.

68cutlass
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Re: 512GB M.2 PCIe is it big enough?

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I'll chime in and say I have been very pleased with the WD Black drives. Been using them on business machines for about 5 years or so and they perform well and have had no failures yet. Bit more expensive but have a better warranty. I try to pick up a few when i find them on sale.