How to Clone HDD to M.2 NVMe SSD on Windows 10 using Ghost

Hi, everyone, I got a new M.2 NVMe SSD. I plan to upgrade my old HDD to M.2 SSD, but I would like to keep the data on HDD. Do you know how to clone my HDD to the new M.2 SSD with the Ghost Image?

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Larissa· Answered on Feb 28, 2023

Norton Ghost is a disk cloning and backup tool that can help clone HDD to M.2 SSD in Windows 10; here are the steps:

  • Install Norton Ghost and launch it on your Windows 10 PC. 
  • Install M.2 SSD into your computer and ensure it is detected.
  • Click the "Tools" tab on the interface, select "Copy My Hard Drive," then click "Next."
  • Select the HDD as the source drive. 
  • Then select the M.2 NVMe SSD ad the destination drive.
  • Choose the cloning method you prefer (Sector by Sector, All Data, or Free Space)
  • Click "yes" to accept the warning message about overwriting the existing data on the destination drive. 
  • Check "Optimize for performance" to speed up the cloning process if you have a large amount of data on the hard drive.
  • Click "Next" to begin cloning your hard drive. Wait for it to finish and click the "Finish" button.

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To clone an HDD to M.2 NVMe SSD on Windows 10 with EaseUS EaseUS Disk Copy, you can follow the steps below:

  • Launch EaseUS EaseUS Disk Copy and select the "Disk Mode" option.
  • Select the HDD as the source disk.
  • Choose M.2 NVMe SSD as the destination.
  • Click "Proceed" to start cloning your hard drive.

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