If i replace my 1tb hard drive with an ssd drive will the software clone the recovery part of hdd?

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  1. james_uk

    james_uk Notebook Guru

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    After thinking i may get a new laptop i have come to the conclusion that i will be fine if i just get an ssd drive, the rest of my laptop isn't too bad for my needs, i don't play games much, my laptop is the Lenovo ideapad 510, Intel i5 (6th gen), 8gb ram 1tb hdd (5400 rpm)

    I was looking at either the 500gb or 1tb version of the Crucial MX500 CT1000MX500SSD1 or CT500MX500SSD1 at the moment i have only used about 300gb of my drive and thats over a few years so i'm not sure weather to save money and just get the 500 or if i will regret that and eventually need the 1tb, i guess my other option is get the 500gb and keep my 1tb drive buit then i'd have to then look at how i connect that, to the dvdr port i assume? would that mean taking th whole laptop apart?

    I guess just getting the 1tb version is much easier all around and i can keep my dvdr then and just wipe and sell the other drive.

    Anyway my main question was if i get this drive and use crucial's acronis clone software, will it make a clone of everything including driver and recovery partitions so if i ever need to do a reset in the future i'd still be able to the normal way?

    From reviews i have read i assume the crucial one seems to be the best / fastest ssd for me? i seen some benchmarks with other samsung and seagate drives and the crucial seemed to be the best.

    Any advice regarding the above before i take the plunge and order this ssd drive would be great.

    Thanks

    James
     
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    otezs Notebook Enthusiast

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    macrium reflect is the cloning software that i hear the most and SHOULD clone your recovery portion as well.

    One thing you should find out is what format of M2. does your laptop, i think there are different sizes like 2240, 2260, 2280. The other thing about NVME ssd, or at least from general browing forums, is that some drives will have performance drop when you fill up the drive close to its max capacity. Some say 80% some say 90%, i don't know, but this is something you probably want to research on for the drive you are interested in. The 1tb HDD you can use as a backup, just get a cheap external enclosure and use as backup drive so you'd still keep your dvdr.

    Short answer: 1tb SSD to give yourself the headroom, and the cost is at its sweet spot versus the 2tbs, those are still very pricey (cent/gb). Just my 2 cents.
     
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