Cloning Windows 10 onto WD Blue SN550

I haven’t cloned Windows 10 to a SSD drive before, only a HDD.

I purchased the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD 1TB to install on a Lenovo Ideapad 81W1 with a 256GB SSD m.2 2242 PCLE NVMe 3.0x2 SSD card.

With the WD Blue SSD card, what kind of adapter should I purchase to be able to clone to the SSD directly? Or can I run a backup/clone of the current OS to an external drive and partition the WD Blue SSD from there?