Cloning an SSD for a Music Streamer

Greetings all,


I have a Cocktail Audio X-45 music streamer with a 2TB internal SATA SSD. I have now run out of space for adding music and plan to replace it with a 4TB or 6TB Internal or External SATA SSD.

What is the best/most precise method for cloning my music database from one SSD to the other? Do I need a software program, SATA cable or other mechanism to accomplish this? Is it possible that I need to connect them through my computer?

Full Dislcoure: I am not a Computer audio user. I have a stand-alone 2 channel system. Although, I am moderately computer literate.

Any guidance offered would be most appreciated.

Thanks & Cheers,




Thanks for your recommendation. I will attempt this and let everyone know the results.



Your welcome stevenyc... Samsung has clone and management software you can download... I have been using Samsung SSDs for several years now in several PCs and Laptops without issue... I think I have a Vantec SATA to USB adapter... If I remember right it was less than $25.00...  The coctailaudio folks suggest using a Samsung SSD...  You may have to use the Coctailaudio backup utility and the steps should be the same...

There is a free Windows program called SyncToy.

It will automatically keep two USB/HDD or SSDs identical for backup purposes, like RAID or to use another drive on another system or in the car etc.

Everytime you add files to one drive the second drive gets backed up and checked for inconsistencies when they are scanned by SyncToy.

Hello all,

Update on my progress with replacing the Samsung 860 QVO Sata internall 2TB SSD in my Cocktail Audio X45. I purchased a Samsung EVO 870Sata Internal 4TB SSD and a Sabrent USB Type-C Dual Bay SATA Docking Station. 


1. I removed the old 2TB SSD from the X45

2. Installed the new 4TB SSD into the X45

3. Went into settings and Formatted the new SSD

4. Once formatted, removed it and inserted the 4TB into slot B in the Sabrent

5. Inserted the old 2TB SSD into slot A (per Sabrent instructions)

6. Turned on the unit and pressed CLONE/COPY (per Sabrent instructions)

7. Process was completed in about 1.5 hours

8. Re-inserted the 4TB SSD into the X45

9. Turned the unit on to test the outcome

10. In one area (I don't) remeber which, it still indicated that I used 1.8TB

      In another location on the unit, it indicated that I used 1.8TB of 4TB

11. Played a few tunes from my database of 700 albums, and VOILA,


All of my music was there (including a few duplicates from the original SSD. They were all in FLAC, which is how I had them stored originally.

I hope this information is helpful to others who are considering expanding the capacity of their streaming units.

Two things I cannot comment on:

    1. Cloning devices from other manufacturers

    2. Cloing software (I did not use any)

Thanks and cheers,