Clone Solid State Drive

Mags
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Long story short, I have no idea how to externally connect to a 128G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,SAMSG,STD Solid State Drive outside my computer like I would a SATA drive. I need to clone my current drive, which is shown below.
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Commented:
The easiest option here will be to put it back into the original system and clone it from there.

Is the original system operational?
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Everything is working great, new computer. The OS and programs are on the ssd. I need to connect the target drive so I can clone it using Acronis.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You should be able to get an Acronis bootable USB Key, get a USB hard drive or M2 enclosure for another SSD , boot with Acronis and use its menu to create the clone
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You need to have a m.2 usb reader like the one below.

https://www.amazon.com/ZTC-Enclosure-Adapter-SuperSpeed-ZTC-EN004-BK/dp/B00KQ4LNJC
noxchoIT Product Manager
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Backup the system to a USB drive. Then replace the drives and restore from backup using a Recovery media for backup program. No additional adapters are needed.
Jackie Man IT Manager
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You will need an adapter anyway unless you are going to dispose or sell your current 128GB M.2 SSD from Lenovo.
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Thank you and I was happy to help. Good luck with your project.
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Darn my last comment wasn't posted.

I don't wish to backup to a USB drive as if HD or OS (see next post) failure I would simply wish to swap out the drive.

Awesome assistance...just what I needed.
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Mags
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Hey Jackie Man...the suggested adapter will not work with PCIe solid state drives. I am finding it hard to find one...do you know where I may be able to?

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