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Problems cloning a HDD to SDD

Totally off this boards genreal topics. (But I have vaped through 60ml ejuice trying to solve this allready, so I figured at least ONE of the vapers around might have some tech-skills)

I have a “slow” 250 gb hdd. Bought a slick brand new 960 gb SSD M.2, monuted it on my motherboard, and fired up the computer.
Looked around, and found a clonig tool - and used it to clone the HDD to the SDD - and my CPU shoud run super fast! And it did! wonderful!

BUT! The new 960 SSD is now only recognized as the partitionsize of the old HDD, only 250 GB. The remaning 700 GB are missing. And it’s not recognized by a partition software either…

What do i do? I want to get full use of my new SSD, not only 250 GB of it…

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Convert it to a dynamic disk in disk management, then increase partition size? If that works, be sure to have everything backed up first.

Tried gparted for partitioning?

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no havent tried. I simply gave up. My brother will pay me a visit soon. I’ll have him help me. He seems to be some kind of a wizard.

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If your stuck I would ask here

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/
Or a similar board

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Try this software MiniTool® Partition Wizard

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Why, ELR not good enough for you?

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Nah. Any issue that can’t be solved through ELR, aint worth solving anyway… and must be solved vaping

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This is a problem that can be solved quickly, but requires resizing partitions, or creating another one on the volume.
I suppose you have not done it before, your brother probably has. I would wait.

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The problem is that the single partition is set to the partition size of the original disk (and any pre-partition information, such as boot loaders, are also copied across) so the cloned-to disk is mirroring what was on the cloned-from disk.

I’m assuming you are using windows, if so you’ll need to go into the disk setup… and create another partition if you want to use the additional space (https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open-disk-management-2626080).

That said, my personal choice would be to extend the current windows partition to be as large as the whole disk (were I using windows instead of linux. Linux introduces the possibility of doing partitioning so much differently). To do that, you will need software that can re-size a partition that you boot up from external media (usb/dvd) and then follow the instructions/guidance. For a fairly simple, but more than usable, bit of software I’d recommend gparted which is free (basically its a minimal linux with a gparted front end) https://gparted.org/download.php For instructions on how to use it see - https://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual
One thing gparted seems to omit from its instructions is how to install it to media… basically its an iso file that needs to be written to a USB stick, or a DVD/CD, using your favourite burning software.

Final word of warning, it might all go horribly wrong (its rare, but you never know when a power cut or some such might happen halfway through extending a partition). Make sure you have a backup (although assuming you’ve done nothing with your original disk, worse comes to the worst just re-clone and start again).

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And this, Laides and Gentlemen (and all the others in-between), is why we LOVE the ELR forums.

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