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I've done this for years, using MR and a few other apps. Sometimes I've had issues and I've found the best solution is to NOT do clone of the disk. Instead do a FULL backup of the disk to a USB drive, or second disk or network resource. Then switch out the HDD / SSD and boot to the MR recovery disk and do a full restore of the system to the new disk. So, not a clone going directly disk to disk, but a 'clone' with an intermediary step of creating a complete FULL image backup to some other device. The USB to SATA devices I've had have all been slow and flakey. So a solid FULL image just seems more prudent.
This way I have a good last FULL backup, which is important if something goofs up. And I have accidently overwritten the original HDD / SSD (don't ask how I did that once).
This has worked out very well for me dozens of times.