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GL551JW SSD Upgrade questions

clickokplease
Level 7
I have a ASUS ROG GL551JW with 128GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. Windows is installed on the SSD. I constantly run out of space on C drive (SSD) but I do not think there is a way to upgrade the inbuilt SSD. I want to replace the 1TB HDD with an 1 TB SSD. I have 2 questions related to this:

1) Will one of these 2.5mm SATA SSDs work:
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E1T0B/AM): https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-500GB-Internal-MZ-76E500B-AM/dp/B078DPCY3T
WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm - WDS100T2B0A: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-NAND-1TB-SSD-WDS100T2B0A/dp/B073SBQMCX
Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD1(Z) - https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX500-NAND-SATA-Internal/dp/B077SF8KMG

2) Once I replace the HDD with the new SSD, can I clone/migrate Windows to the 1TB SSD and make it the boot drive? I do not want to reinstall Windows.
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skellattarr
Level 10
you can try using acronis true image to clone the drive its been good for me
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CrystalLin
Level 7
If you need to make the new purchased SSD bootable without reinstalling, you can migrate OS drive to the new SSD via an OS migration tool.