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Msplaced

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I have an AMD Ryzen D 3500G with 16GB ram, a Gigabyte B450 M motherboard, an ADATA SU635 240GB 3D-NAND SATA 2.5in internal SSD

Here's my question
Which SSD should I get to have more memory? (I watched a video series that I found on youtube)I bought everything he had a link for, assembled it and I am playing games, but I need more storage.
I bought a crucial 1tb SSD, but it won't work... I followed all of the directions in the videos that crucial made, but it keeps telling me that is failed to clone. Is crucial just not compatible with my device?? Should I spend more money on a Samsung SSD? Which route would you suggest I go for more storage? Also am I able to run two Ssd's together for the same system?
 

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what software did you use to clone with?
and what was the actual error message?

SSD's are just a storage medium, so like any drive, you can run multiples.
your motherboard just needs to have available ports - again - just like HDD's.

can you plug the Crucial into the PC as a 2nd unit and format it?
 

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what software did you use to clone with?
and what was the actual error message?

SSD's are just a storage medium, so like any drive, you can run multiples.
your motherboard just needs to have available ports - again - just like HDD's.

can you plug the Crucial into the PC as a 2nd unit and format it?

It has me use acronis to clone. The error message says "cloning failed" and has me restart my computer. It will start the cloning process and then it will disconnect and say that it failed to clone after trying to sync back to the drive. Nothing moves during this process, so I'm sure it isn't a faulty connection.
Do I need to do a system reboot?
When I have the ssd directly connected to the motherboard, it doesn't register that it is even there, but when I have it connected via USB with the adaptor I had to buy with it, it shows up, but I can't transfer files to it.
I formatted it, but it still doesn't work.

Right now I'm wondering if I should just send this one back and get a Samsung brand SSD since that is one I already have in my pc. But, it costs more money.
 

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in my experience with a few brands of SSD's, the Samsung's cost more because they are simply faster.
also have a very good warranty. again, better than other brands I have used.

let's see if we can get the SSD working when connected to the mobo.
so - connect it and start the PC.
it may have already been initialised but let's try again. go to Control Panel, Admin Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management.
if the SSD needs initialising, it should have auto prompted you by now. if not, right click the SSD and choose Initialise Disk.
but that option won't be available if it has already been initialised.

it sounds like you have already formatted it, so you should see it in the list, and it should have a drive letter.
if no drive letter, reformat.

and try giving Macrium Reflect Free a spin as the cloning tool.
 

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in my experience with a few brands of SSD's, the Samsung's cost more because they are simply faster.
also have a very good warranty. again, better than other brands I have used.

let's see if we can get the SSD working when connected to the mobo.
so - connect it and start the PC.
it may have already been initialised but let's try again. go to Control Panel, Admin Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management.
if the SSD needs initialising, it should have auto prompted you by now. if not, right click the SSD and choose Initialise Disk.
but that option won't be available if it has already been initialised.

it sounds like you have already formatted it, so you should see it in the list, and it should have a drive letter.
if no drive letter, reformat.

and try giving Macrium Reflect Free a spin as the cloning tool.
in my experience with a few brands of SSD's, the Samsung's cost more because they are simply faster.
also have a very good warranty. again, better than other brands I have used.

let's see if we can get the SSD working when connected to the mobo.
so - connect it and start the PC.
it may have already been initialised but let's try again. go to Control Panel, Admin Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management.
if the SSD needs initialising, it should have auto prompted you by now. if not, right click the SSD and choose Initialise Disk.
but that option won't be available if it has already been initialised.

it sounds like you have already formatted it, so you should see it in the list, and it should have a drive letter.
if no drive letter, reformat.

and try giving Macrium Reflect Free a spin as the cloning tool.

Thank you. That is just what I needed. I got it up and running and it works great!

You're awesome!
 
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