Disc cloning and volume extension


  1. Posts : 1
    Win10 v1903
       #1

    Disc cloning and volume extension


    I used Macrium yesterday to clone a 512 SSD onto a new 1TB SSD, using the default clone settings. This was my first time ever cloning and I was not aware that it would leave the rest of the space unallocated. After reading more about it, it became clear that I should not have used the default settings and instead should have specified in the "cloned partition properties" that I want to resize the partition to the full 1TB. However, given the situation, the simplest solution was to extend the volume in "disk management", which I did. Having now installed the new drive, everything seems to be running just fine. So I have just one question for my peace of mind:

    Is there any significant disadvantage to disc cloning, then extending the volume manually, as opposed to cloning and resizing in one go (the way I should have done it)?

    I initially thought of just wiping the drive and starting all over, since it doesnt take much time, but there seemed to be no indication that extending the volume will present any problems compared to doing the resizing during the cloning process.

    Thanks for any insight.
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,515
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    There is no advantage.
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