All of the tutorials are for 2.5" SSDs. They show cloning with the new SSD in an external enclosure during the cloning. I am installing an 850 EVO 1 TB mSATA drive (MZ-M5E1T0BW) on my motherboard's mSATA slot (Dell XPS8500). I don't have an external usb case in which to put an mSATA drive. All my cases are for 2.5" drives. Can I install the mSATA drive first then power up and clone the HDD to the mSATA, power down and remove the HDD, and then be able to boot with the mSATA?
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