New Samsung SSD 870 EVO 2TB not showing full capacity.


  1. Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.720
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    New Samsung SSD 870 EVO 2TB not showing full capacity.


    Hi guys!

    Well when my 1TB SSHD drive crashed, I installed a new Samsung SSD 870 EVO 2TB drive in its place. I used Drive Manager to initialize the drive but apparently I missed something along the way. My C: drive was supposed to have only the W10 Pro OS on it but other programs were installed in it as well but that is another story.

    Now, my new D: drive is only reporting a total capacity of 930GB and I need help with getting it set up properly. I have attached a screencap of the Drive Manager screen hoping that will help.

    Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 1,079
    windows 10
       #2

    You have to extend the D: partition, right click on the D: partition then extend.
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  3. Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.720
    Thread Starter
       #3

    itsme1 said:
    You have to extend the D: partition, right click on the D: partition then extend.
    This is a procedure that I am not familiar with. I did look at the Drive Manager and I see the extend option and I did figure out how it is partitioned at this moment but I am do not know how to do this extension procedure or what part of the Drive Manager to right click on.

    I want to remove all partitions on the new D: drive but I already restored a backup of the old failed SSHD onto this new drive. Will I need to do another backup of this drive and the newer data it has on it before I proceed?

    Thank you for replying and for the help.
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  4. Posts : 8,132
    windows 10
       #4

    You can extend with this free software Two Ways to Extend Partition Windows 10 Without Losing Data
    You wont lose any data
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  5. Posts : 132
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Version 1909 Build 18363.720
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    Samuria said:
    You can extend with this free software Two Ways to Extend Partition Windows 10 Without Losing Data
    You wont lose any data
    I thank you for the information and link. I downloaded the app and ran it following the instructions to shut down all other running apps before I ran it to delete all partitions on my D: drive. The app worked quickly but there was a problem. It deleted not only the assigned drive letter but all of the data as well. Back to the starting line. I am glad that I still have my last backup to use to restore part of the data that was on the drive. I did use the drive manager to restore the drive letter and that at least gave me back most of my desktop icons although the apps are missing.

    I don't know what I did wrong but at least now I have a 2TB D: drive.

    Thanks again for the help.
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  6. Posts : 2,209
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit v23H2
       #6

    You could have extended D: to use the rest of the free space without deleting anything.

    Read over the following tutorial. If you have any questions come back and post them here.

    Option One
    Extend Volume or Partition on Disk in Disk Management

    How to Extend Volume or Partition in Windows 10
    Extend Volume or Partition in Windows 10
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