Hi everyone, right now I am planning on upgrading my laptop to an NVMe SSD and there are just a few things I want to ask.
The NVMe SSD I want buy is a 500gb Kingston A2000 just waiting for it to go for a bit cheaper. My laptop is an ASUS Zenbook Flip 14 UX461UA which currently has a M.2 SATA SSD. I think the A2000 should work on the ASUS based on my research although I am not sure.
Regarding the software which will be cloning my current drive, are there any recommendations? Free is best. Macrium Reflect? Acronis True Image (which I think Kingston offers it for free).
Also with connecting the A2000 for cloning is it fine if I use something like this?. I have a Dell Inspiron 3670 which has an empty M.2 slot so I am planning to put my current SATA SSD into that motherboard and then use the PCIe adapter thing and connect the A2000 to do the cloning. Im trying to save a buck and I'm willing to wait but just wondering if it would be better if I just bought an M.2 NVMe to USB adapter. Again the Dell with the PCIe adapter should work with the A2000 but please let me know otherwise.
Lastly are there any tips/things I should look out for when doing this upgrade? This is my first time doing this so any advice would be great.
Edit: There's this guy on YouTube who did an SSD upgrade on my exact laptop and got an INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE BSOD error. I Googled it briefly and its something to do with MBR and GPT partitioning schemes (quite nooby at this stuff so maybe not). I checked my current drive and its GPT. If I were to get this error what would I do without having to install a fresh copy of Windows?