Samsung mSATA SSD only show 113/250 GB!?

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro
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       #11

    Clean install complete. Zero change... Also, if it makes a difference, C: Properties states drives total size to be 113Gb as well....

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    I'm afraid to start setting things up programs etc in case I have to start over again...

    Also checked drivers through dell and their detection system states everything is right as rain, except for a bios update which apparently causes issues with sata III (which I don't even know if it's running properly but supposedly you need A11 to get it working right, I'm on A14, update is to A16....)
    Last edited by NorthernDiver; 01 Feb 2016 at 05:57.
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  2. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Well, it's there and I just need to Access it! I found Mini Tool Partition Wizard, ran it, and look what came up:

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    Not sure how to get that 59 empty gb back or what is in the first one but I can see it is there so that's a relief for now.

    EDIT:

    Looks like this is what is in each section:
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    Not sure how to proceed at this point..?
    Last edited by NorthernDiver; 01 Feb 2016 at 12:12.
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  3. Posts : 304
    Windows 10
       #13

    So would restoring a image from a large HHD have the same problem with a smaller SSD?
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  4. Posts : 2,790
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       #14

    I don't know what program you used to clone the disk but your partitions layout is a mess.
    IMPORTANT: It is advisable that you create a backup image of your SSD drive using: Macrium Reflect Free just in case things go wrong before working on the partitions.

    Download Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition , use Rufus - Create bootable USB then boot your PC from it. You'll get a screen similar to what you had. See screen shot and follow each step as indicated by the numbers.
    NOTE: The arrow just indicates the Boot Manager is from this partition. (The first partition on SSD)

    Samsung mSATA SSD only show 113/250 GB!?-untitled3.png

    Once in Mini Tool.

    1. Right click on 1 then select "Inactive"
    2. Right click on 2, select Move/Resize, a Windows pops up, move the mouse to the end until you see 2 vertical bars and drag to the left to resize to 500MB from 59.4 GB(Note: Mega, not Giga)
    3. Right Click on 3 and select Delete 59.7GB.
    4. Right click on 4 and select Move/Resize, a Windows pops up, Drag it to the left until it is next to 500MB partition, Move the mouse to the end until you see 2 vertical bars and drag to the end to extend the partition.
    5. click on "Apply" button on the top left to commit the changes and follow the screen until done.
    6. Reboot your PC.
    7. Open Mini Tool, your SSD should have a 500MB System Reserved partition and C drive.
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  5. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #15

    topgundcp said:
    I don't know what program you used to clone the disk but your partitions layout is a mess.
    IMPORTANT: It is advisable that you create a backup image of your SSD drive using: Macrium Reflect Free just in case things go wrong before working on the partitions.

    Download Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition , use Rufus - Create bootable USB then boot your PC from it. You'll get a screen similar to what you had. See screen shot and follow each step as indicated by the numbers.
    NOTE: The arrow just indicates the Boot Manager is from this partition. (The first partition on SSD)

    Samsung mSATA SSD only show 113/250 GB!?-untitled3.png

    Once in Mini Tool.

    1. Right click on 1 then select "Inactive"
    2. Right click on 2, select Move/Resize, a Windows pops up, move the mouse to the end until you see 2 vertical bars and drag to the left to resize to 500MB from 59.4 GB(Note: Mega, not Giga)
    3. Right Click on 3 and select Delete 59.7GB.
    4. Right click on 4 and select Move/Resize, a Windows pops up, Drag it to the left until it is next to 500MB partition, Move the mouse to the end until you see 2 vertical bars and drag to the end to extend the partition.
    5. click on "Apply" button on the top left to commit the changes and follow the screen until done.
    6. Reboot your PC.
    7. Open Mini Tool, your SSD should have a 500MB System Reserved partition and C drive.
    Thanks! I'll give this a try right now.

    Appreciate you having a look.
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #16

    It freakin worked!!! And I learned a lot today.

    THANKYOU.

    To anyone reading this it would be good to note it is important to use the bootable partition software because the C: won't chop/merge/etc while running the OS at the same time. I tried, not realizing I had a non-bootable version of the software.

    Well that is the biggest issue fixed. Thanks again.
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  7. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #17

    Few more things you might want to do:
    1. Clean up the HD by deleting the 1st partition (E:)
    2. Copy the 450MB Recovery partition to the end of C: on the SSD then delete it from the HD, reclaim all the free space and extend into a single partition on the HD.
    3. Run Reagentc from Admin command so you'll be able to create the Recovery disk.
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