Best way to clone a drive and install to a new one on a ultrabook?

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What would be the best way to clone a drive HDD to SSD install on a new one on a ultrabook?
 
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Macrium reflect and a sata to USB cable. Unless the new one is m2 then you'll want an external m2 caddy rather than the cable.
 
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Macrium reflect and a sata to USB cable. Unless the new one is m2 then you'll want an external m2 caddy rather than the cable.
its a standard ssd but which usb do I need some come with 2 cables some with one
 
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Sabrent USB 3.0 to SSD / 2.5-Inch SATA I/II/III Hard Drive Adapter
Ok great, will this also work with usb 2 ? just to be on the safe side also I assume it should also be possible to use on 3.5 inch .
 
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Its probably backwards compatible, I'd just go for the 3.0 though, wont make a difference for what you're doing.
 
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Ok great, will this also work with usb 2 ? just to be on the safe side also I assume it should also be possible to use on 3.5 inch .
Not that I see any need for 3.5" in what you described in the OP, but that kind adapter doesn't have a power supply so can only supply what it gets from USB.
Which is enough to spin up 2.5" drives, but not enough for 3.5".
Pretty sure most (or all) 3.5" drives need 12V to spin their motors, and USB doesn't supply enough juice to transform its 5V up to the 12V current require.

EDIT: apparently Sabrent do multiple version. The small ones like what you'd find in 2.5" USB enclosure and cannot power 3.5" drives. The larger ones are more like those big SATA docks and take a power supply
 
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Its probably backwards compatible, I'd just go for the 3.0 though, wont make a difference for what you're doing.
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Not that I see any need for 3.5" in what you described in the OP, but that kind adapter doesn't have a power supply so can only supply what it gets from USB.
Which is enough to spin up 2.5" drives, but not enough for 3.5".
Pretty sure most (or all) 3.5" drives need 12V to spin their motors, and USB doesn't supply enough juice to transform its 5V up to the 12V current required.
No but I thought since im going to buy one may as well get something I can use all round.
 
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Not that I see any need for 3.5" in what you described in the OP, but that kind adapter doesn't have a power supply so can only supply what it gets from USB.
Which is enough to spin up 2.5" drives, but not enough for 3.5".
Pretty sure most (or all) 3.5" drives need 12V to spin their motors, and USB doesn't supply enough juice to transform its 5V up to the 12V current require.

EDIT: apparently Sabrent do multiple version. The small ones like what you'd find in 2.5" USB enclosure and cannot power 3.5" drives. The larger ones are more like those big SATA docks and take a power supply
Thank for clearing that up for me. I dont need it just wanted to know if it was possible to use it on everything.
 
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I didn't go into 3.5 versions as its a 2.5 drive in an ultrabook
No issues, I don't think ill need it any way considering most PC's can add more than one drive anyway (unless you have a dell and dont have an extra power cable or sata port) .
 
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If you have a second pc then set up a shared network folder if you have sufficient space. You can tell MR to use that. When I did it I also made the MR bootable software so it cloned the drive without being booted into Windows. Then I used a cheap PCIe adapter to mount the Sabrent SSD into one of the motherboard slots on the PC and rerun MR there to restore the image.
 
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