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should I partition and format the laptop blank solid state drive before carrying out any type of disk to disk cloning?

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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

           As an extension to a currently open post, I have a question regarding possible prep work which might be needed before carrying out a laptop hard disk drive cloning.  The new SSD (Solid State Drive) has a storage capacity of 1 TB.  Before I begin carrying out the cloning, will this drive need to be partitioned and formatted?  Here is a link to this drive just in case more technical or detailed information is needed about this drive:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L3D19MY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The source drive or loaded drive is 500 GB and the target drive or blank drive is 1 TB.

            Thanks in advance for any attention and feedback given to this question.

            George
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