Transferring all data to SSD


I have an Alienware prebuilt with a 2tb hard drive inside. I am about to install an SSD, but I am not sure on how to transfer all of the data, including windows 11, onto the SSD. I want everything that came on the hard drive to be moved over to the SSD, and just use the hard drive for storage

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  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    You're looking to clone the drive. There's lots of free and paid software out there to do this. The Samsung drives include data migration software that make it about as easy as anyone I've seen. Get an enclosure for your SSD to connect it to your system via USB. They're usually $20 and handy to have for data recovery efforts. Run the software, let it migrate data. After that's done, swap the drives and boot, or if you're still going to use the 2TB drive, make sure it's booting to the new SSD then wipe the old drive.

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