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Changing out the stock M.2 and SATA 2.5 SSD HD on the ROG Strix GL502VS-DB74

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Hello Everyone. I really need your guys’ help. My laptop is 5 years old, and I want to upgrade both the hard drives to a faster SSD. Getting the sn850x for the M.2, and the MX500 for the SATA 2.5. My question is can I just simply unplug the 2 and install the newer SSDs? I know it cant be that simple. I want to keep all the stock apps and whatever the laptop came with from factory. Please let me know and thank you.
ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS-DB74 Notebook
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
500 GB SSD HD + 1000 GB @7200RPM HD
ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" 165Hz 2560x1440 2K 4ms Monitor
ASUS NOMAD V2 Backpack
Bose Companion 5 Multimedia Speakers

The data drive can be replaced directly. If you want to transfer the data you may need an external 2.5 enclosure to copy the files.

The boot drive can either be: installed blank, Windows installed from a USB stick, and ASUS software installed from the notebook support page
Or: use a cloning tool to clone the boot drive. I like Macrium Reflect but there are others. Just make sure it says it can clone a Windows installation.
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