Solved Only 500gb showing on my new 1TB boot drive!!??

May 2, 2020 at 08:01:08
Specs: Windows 10, I7-9700k
I have migrated from my old SSD to a new M.2 NVME drive and turned it into my boot drive but it is showing as only 500gb when it is supposed to be 1TB. In Disk Management it says I have 484gb of unallocated storage. How do I make that 484gb become available to use?

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#2
May 2, 2020 at 09:02:36
So i tried to do this and it says "There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation." But there is enough space??

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May 2, 2020 at 11:04:39
You have to create a partition out the unallocated space, format it using the same format as the existing partition, then combine the two into one. Unless you want two separate partitions? There are different ways of doing it, Windows Disk Management is one. I prefer EaseUS Partition Master.
https://www.easeus.com/partition-ma...

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#4
May 2, 2020 at 12:42:25
EaseUS doesnt find my storage devices for some reason. Do you have any other software recommendations or know how to fix this specific problem with EaseUS

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May 3, 2020 at 08:00:23
If Disk Management can find it I don't know why EaseUS can't find it. And I don't know why it can't be done using Disk Management, unless you're doing something wrong.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...
https://www.easeus.com/partition-ma...


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#6
May 3, 2020 at 15:35:35
The Cloning software that should have been offered free as a download from the drive mfg. should have asked you during the cloning process if you wanted to use all available drive space when it created the transfer/clone/partition.
Disk Manager should be able to expand the current partition to the remaining space and Easus or Acronis should have not issues doing that as well. I switched over from a 256 to 500GB NVME SSD (both) using the Western Digital free version of Acronis (free with their drives) and it asked if I wanted to expand to use the entire drive when it was doing the transfer/clone.

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


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