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Lenovo Z500 Laptop Dual Boot (High-Sierra & Windows 10) HDD Upgrade

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Not sure if I can post this here or if there is a different general forum (couldn't find it), but I'm hoping someone can give me some advice. I have recently acquired a dual booting Lenovo ideapad Z500 laptop. It is stable and I am generally happy with it; apart from the fact that the 1tb hard-drive, which I’m assuming is the original factory fitted one, is so unbelievably slow. Therefore, I want to upgrade the hard-drive to a SSD. 

I built my dual booting PC a few years ago now so I’m a bit rusty on-the-whole dual booting/hackintosh setup stuff. Also, I believe there are differences from PCs and Laptops in this regard.

In an ideal world, I would like to just clone the original drive onto a new SSD (copying absolutely everything including EFI, clover boot stuff etc.). So I can clone the original to the new and just unplug old put in new and everything works. Is that possible or am I dreaming? Will there be an issue that the Hard-Drive is 1tb and the SSD will most likely be 500gb? 

I hope someone can help me with this. Thank you for your time. 

Below is the laptop info from both MAC and Windows: 

Hard-Drive: 
Disk drive: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB (1tb) 

Clover: 
Clover Version 2.4k rev 4330 – build: 2017-12-01 19:29:44 

Windows System: 
Windows edition: Windows 10 Home 
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz 
Installed memory (RAM): 16.0 GB (15.9 GB usable) 
System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor 
Activation: Windows is activated 

About This Mac:
macOS High Sierra (Version 10.13.5)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Startup Disk MacOS
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB

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