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Upgrading the SSD in a Vostro 5490 without Reinstalling Windows 10

When I purchased my Vostro 5490 I chose to upgrade the internal SSD myself. I did this because of some nice cost savings and being able to choose my own level of performance and capacity. I’ll provide a rough guide of my workflow, if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below! I used Clonezilla; there are many tools that can get the job done but this is one I use at work frequently and am usually pleased with the results. This is a rough guide catered towards the Vostro, use it in conjunction with the official Clonezilla documentation.

For this guide you’ll need:
• New M.2 NVMe SSD
• Spare USB stick with 2GB free (for Rufus)
• A USB Hard Drive with more free space than your current SSD
Rufus and Clonezilla software (both free)