troubleshooting Question

Clone HDD to SSD without Sata to usb cable and only one SATA slot available in laptop

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I would like to copy everything from my laptop (literally everything - windows 10, microsoft office, software, drivers, files etc.) from the HDD on my dell latitude e6530 to a Samsung EVO 850 500gb SSD.

Note: I do have an external hard drive that I can connect to my laptop using a USB. My laptop only has space for one storage drive at a time so I'm planning on cloning everything onto the external hard drive from my HDD on the laptop ->then swap the hdd in my laptop for the new SSD -> finally I would clone the previously copied data now on the external hard drive to the SSD now in my laptop

Please can some one advise the best way to do this?

I've heard of people having difficulties when cloning windows 10?

Zac Harris
Systems Engineer II / Lead Associate

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