Cloning boot ssd to a larger-sized ssd


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JeffFinnan
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Hi there,

I want to close my Windows 10 ssd boot drive (500 MB) to a larger ssd (2TB). When I choose to do this, the larger drive has a portion of the drive unformatted How do I close but have the entire new drive space untilized?

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Jeff


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I wrote a tutorial for this purpose here.

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I saw your tutorial. Thanks. Got some questions still. Number 3 above is a recovery partition. If I drop the partitions down in order, I cannot increase 2 (C) much. However, if I drop the partitions in the order of 1, 3, 2, then I can utilize the remaining space for (C) per your tutorial. Can I do that?  Is there something else better to do?

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You don't have to reorder your partitions, nor should you.  If you want to resize Partition 2 in your example, then:
  • Drag down Partition 1
  • Drag down Partition 2
  • Select Partition 2 in the Destination row and click "Cloned Partitioned Properties"
  • Set the Free field to 518 MB (the size of the Recovery partition you'll be dragging down into that space that will still be left free), and click OK.
  • Drag down Partition 3.


Edited 7 January 2021 9:12 PM by jphughan
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Aha!  That worked. Just popped in the new boot ssd and started up perfectly.

Most appreciated.

Thanks,,
Jeff

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Excellent, happy to help! Smile
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