How to clone an OS drive from 500GB spinning to 120GB SSD (70GB used space)

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  1. lawrencep93

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    How do I clone a hard drive onto an SSD when the hard drive is larger than the SSD, but I have cleaned up the hard drive so it only has used 70GB?

    The clone tool I have only does like for like sizes is there a simple way of doing it, or is it possible to clone an image to my external drive then plug in an SSD, put the clone on it, then go and install the SSD into the machine?
     
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    Try use Macrium Reflect. It's free too.
     
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    Move non-system data, such as local profile stuff and Steam games (if applicable) to a backup drive, then recalculate how much data you have left that needs to be moved.
     
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    I use this all the time and it works a treat
     
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    Do I make a back up first then deploy the back up onto the SSD or can I direct clone if they are different sizes?
     
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    +1 Macrium Reflect
     
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