This will be my first time cloning to a SSD, so please advise where needed?
Looking to buy a new Dell Inspiron 11, 3000 Series laptop using 8.1 for travel purposes..
I want to purchase a 256gb Samsung SSD to replace the HDD 500gb.
From what I read, the HDD(for this laptop) uses less that 200GB of data.
Ok, so I need a freeware to Image clone my HHD to a SSD.
Currently I use Macrium Reflect for Image backups on my current laptop.
Would Reflect be a decent software to clone a HDD to a SSD?
I've also heard EaseUS is a very good product.
Besides the SSD, I also need an external enclosure(Adapter) to connect the SSD to the laptop.
Here are the steps:
1. Do a full Image Backup of my HDD(c:\) drive to an external drive
2. Perform the Image cloning operation from the HDD to the SDD
3. Upon completion, remove/replace the HDD with the SDD in my new laptop
4. Boot up the machine.
Is this the correct sequence-of-steps for a successful upgrade?
If not, what other tasks must be included before or after cloning to get a clean installation of the SSD?