Hard drive partition question

Dell Dell inspiron 13z (i13z-8864slv) in...
July 18, 2020 at 11:58:16
Specs: Windows 10, intel I-5/8 gigs
Last month I swapped out my 250 SSD for a 500SSD, wanting more HD space. After migrating data from one to the other, I noticed that under Hard Disk Drives it lists local disk (C) and System (E). I'm confused, there is just one SSD attached, why did the migration split into 2 drives and is there a way to combine both so that, like when I just had the 500, it just listed one drive and not two. It shows System (E) has partially free but when I open it, it says,"This folder is empty".

Thanks for any help in advance.


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#1
July 18, 2020 at 15:04:22
Are you asking about an Inspiron 13z? Was the 250GB SSD the original drive?

The original Dell drive probably had 2 partitions; one for the OS & the other would be the Recovery partition for reinstalling the OS. There's a 3rd hidden partition too - System Reserve - which is roughly 500MB.

Please explain how you "migrated".


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#2
July 18, 2020 at 16:08:58
Normally the system partition and any recovery partition are hidden. You probably had them before but never noticed. From:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...

"A system partition is a partition that contains the hardware-specific files that are needed to load Windows."

If your OS is working OK it's best to leave things as they are.



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