Solved accidentally lost hdd space

March 30, 2015 at 05:48:44
Specs: Windows 8.1
so i was trying to move my os from a ssd to a hdd (gifting the ssd to a friend seeing as i dont really need it) and another friend recommended i use easeus todo cause all i have to do is click clone choose the source then choose the new location. well i didnt realise this would cause my 1.8tb space on my hdd to drop to 60gb space like my ssd. it erased everything and now i cant figure out how to get it back to its normal size. if possible id like to be able to recover the data but if not thats fine i do have back ups in storage. either way im at a loss on how to get it back to its normal disk space

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#1
March 30, 2015 at 09:00:36
✔ Best Answer
Go here: http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial...

Partition Wizard is here: http://www.partitionwizard.com/

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#2
March 30, 2015 at 10:49:09
You're eliminating the SSD & changing over to a standard HDD? I'm curious why you would do that? Your system is going to run noticeably slower without it.

As for the missing drive space, all you need to do is partition & format the unallocated space on the HDD from within Windows by using Disk Management.


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#3
March 30, 2015 at 16:12:22
ive ran my pc without it before and there isnt a huge difference in speed noticeable but not enough to bother me. and i have a friend whos birthday is coming up so me and some other friends are building him a computer for his birthday. using my ssd along with some other things to help build it. and thanks for thw tips ill try them out

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#4
March 30, 2015 at 19:57:37
With Disk Manager you can either expand the existing partition to include the entire drive or you can just create a new partition for data and programs and leave the existing one alone. Personally, I would expand the existing partition to 100GB or 120GB for OS and programs and create another partition for data with the rest of the drive. Your choice.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 30, 2015 at 23:42:55
that link to the other forum post and the partition wizard helped loads thanks man!


unrelated question. this computer we're building my buddy is pretty much going to be top notch like we have 5 different people pitching in to purchase parts and such (i mean we're sli'ing two titan gpus) would it be better to also have everything on a ssd instead of just the os? like say instead of purchasing a large hdd to put all his programs and such on would it be safe to say that buying say a 500gb ssd would be better (he's told us not to buy a hdd with more then 500gb because he won't need more than that) i know it speeds up the os quite a bit when you have it on a ssd. just curious if it would do the same for programs such as steam and games and such.


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#6
March 31, 2015 at 21:00:01
Programs will launch faster but run nearly the same. Some games might get an advantage if they have to go back for additional details to load during the game. Best overall I can figure is a 120GB to 240GB SSD for OS and either main programs and important games (120GB) or all programs and games (240GB) with all data on a fast hard drive (WD Black).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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