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DesertTech
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Upgrading the SSD on the X1 Carbon 5th Gen - and cloning old drive to new

So it is pretty clear that the SSD on the X1 5th gen can be upgraded.  The drive that came with notebook is of the nVME variety.

 

What I need to know is how can one clone the old drive to the new, with both SSD's being nVME.  I cannot find an external enclosure that would be compatible with an nVME SSD.

 

Any suggestions?

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Re: Upgrading the SSD on the X1 Carbon 5th Gen - and cloning old drive to new

Hello and welcome,

 

The lack of a USB/NVMe adapter is an issue for a lot of us Smiley Sad

 

My only suggestion is to image the current SSD to an external drive then use that image to recover to the new SSD once installed.

 

Z.


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Re: Upgrading the SSD on the X1 Carbon 5th Gen - and cloning old drive to new

Look at eBay for a USB -> NVME extrenal adapter


Rich


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Re: Upgrading the SSD on the X1 Carbon 5th Gen - and cloning old drive to new

I am going to try this and post the results.  It seems far too expensive to buy the new ssd, a pcie nvme controller for that drive, then the thunderbolt/usb-c enclosure, to accomplish this upgrade.  

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Re: Upgrading the SSD on the X1 Carbon 5th Gen - and cloning old drive to new


@richk wrote:

Look at eBay for a USB -> NVME extrenal adapter


Do you have a link?  I've searched in the past and not found anything.

 

thanks,

Z.


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