Adding ssd to my Alienware 15 r2 questions

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by bcain13, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. bcain13

    bcain13 Newbie

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    So I bought another ssd (970 evo plus nvme m.2) to add to my laptop that has a 128 ssd and a hdd right now. There is another ssd slot available for my new drive.

    Is that 970 compatible with the Alienware 15 R2? (I hope, I did read on here somewhere that it would be)

    Should I install and set up the new drive then do a system restore ? (I want todo a restore at some point to clean things up)

    Should I put the new drive in the old ssd drive slot then move the smaller to the other slot? (Does the order affect things at all)

    Will the restore affect the hdd? I would like to leave those files on there if possible but I can back them up to a thumb drive if need be.

    Anything else I should be considering / worrying about?

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  2. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    If you really need all the files from the old drive you could try cloning the current drive using something like Macrium Reflect, I'm sure there is a guide on here somewhere.

    If there are only a few files you need to keep then I'd back those up as you mentioned to a USB drive, remove the current drive and put the new one in and do a fresh install of Windows, if you can using a second USB drive.

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