Switch from old 320gb hdd to 500gb ssd (help w/ disk management)


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    Switch from old 320gb hdd to 500gb ssd (help w/ disk management)


    What needs to be done to use the full capacity? I read somewhere to "extend volume" but that option is grayed out for me.
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    Disk Management can't do it because of that intervening 478 mb recovery partition.

    Use another tool. The standard recommendation is Minitool Partition Wizard, a free download. It does not have that limitation.
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    ignatzatsonic said:
    Disk Management can't do it because of that intervening 478 mb recovery partition.

    Use another tool. The standard recommendation is Minitool Partition Wizard, a free download. It does not have that limitation.
    Would you mind giving a summary of what to do in the program you've mentioned?
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    It's been a couple of years since I used it, but..................it has a pretty intuitive interface.

    Install it, open it.

    I'd imagine you select that unallocated portion at the end and then look for a menu that asks you what you want to do with it.

    You'd choose something like "add to the C partition".

    Nothing will actually happen until you poke a choice on the upper left that says something like "carry out my instructions". I can't recall the exact terminology, but it's deliberately there to keep you from accidentally doing the wrong thing.

    It should complete within a minute or two if not seconds.
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    Does this look right? Want to make certain before proceeding.
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    Yeah, that looks like it should do it.

    You have apparently selected C and then told the program to add the unallocated to C--rather than selecting the unallocated and telling the program to add the unallocated to C. Either way should work.

    I think your next step would be to use the "apply" button at the upper left. That's what I had referred to. Nothing will actually be done until you poke that.
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    ignatzatsonic said:
    Yeah, that looks like it should do it.

    You have apparently selected C and then told the program to add the unallocated to C--rather than selecting the unallocated and telling the program to add the unallocated to C. Either way should work.

    I think your next step would be to use the "apply" button at the upper left. That's what I had referred to. Nothing will actually be done until you poke that.
    That worked (took about seven seconds). Glad I upgraded...this new Crucial MX is speedy. Thanks for the assistance!
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    Aye aye. Good work. I've had a Crucial MX100 for about 4 years, probably an earlier model than you have. Working well and it still has 89% useful life remaining if SMART stats are to be believed.
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