All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Cloned 128Gb to 250Gb SDD - Can't extend partition
PostPosted: May 12th, 2017, 17:42 
Offline

Joined: May 12th, 2017, 17:25
Posts: 2
Location: Charlotte NC
I am sure this question has been asked many times so I apologize - I'm going to ask again just for the therapeutic effect that writing down my frustrations will have! :)

My current boot drive is a 128Gb Samsung Evo 830 running out of space, so I used EaseUS ToDo to clone the drive to a 250Gb Samsung Evo 850. It took some finagling because Windows 10 would not recognize the Evo 450 until I used Disk Management.

My original 128Gb has 3 partitions (see the attached image):
1) System Reserved, 350Mb NTFS
2) Boot SSD (C:) 118.46Gb NTFS
3) Recovery Partition 450Mb

The 850 Evo had the exact same 3 partitions after cloning, as well as an unsigned 4th partition making up the rest of the disk size. I expected them to be identical, but with the #2 partition being much larger instead creating a useless 4th partition.

I used Disk Management to extend #2 using the 4th partition, but no dice - it will not let me. I've now started from scratch with the 850 Evo, which is why you can't see the partitions in the screenshot.

Does anyone have any advice? All I want to do has clone my C-drive onto a larger SSD so that I can boot from that going forward, with more space available.


Attachments:
File comment: Disk 0 is my current boot C-drive. Disk 4 is the new 250Gb drive, which I reset back to a fresh start.
disks.jpg
disks.jpg [ 119.69 KiB | Viewed 836 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cloned 128Gb to 250Gb SDD - Can't extend partition
PostPosted: May 13th, 2017, 17:36 
Offline

Joined: October 16th, 2013, 13:21
Posts: 192
Location: Brazil
You clone it to the 250G drive.
Then you move the Recovery partition to the end of the drive.
Then you extend the data partition to occupy the empty space.

Also, after doing all of this, test doing a recovery to see if the recovery partition is still working okay. You do not want to discover this only after you have wiped the working drive.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cloned 128Gb to 250Gb SDD - Can't extend partition
PostPosted: May 13th, 2017, 17:45 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: October 21st, 2014, 1:39
Posts: 47
Location: Ellijay, GA
AOEMI Partition Manager should work for you. You can use your mouse to make the changes that @rogfanther described.

_________________
Blizzard Data Recovery


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cloned 128Gb to 250Gb SDD - Can't extend partition
PostPosted: May 18th, 2017, 18:30 
Offline

Joined: May 12th, 2017, 17:25
Posts: 2
Location: Charlotte NC
AOEMI did the trick. Thanks so much for this. I am surprised that there is no walkthrough of this from start to finish, but all your responses got me across the finish line, so thank you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cloned 128Gb to 250Gb SDD - Can't extend partition
PostPosted: May 18th, 2017, 20:11 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: October 21st, 2014, 1:39
Posts: 47
Location: Ellijay, GA
RooiValk wrote:
AOEMI did the trick. Thanks so much for this. I am surprised that there is no walkthrough of this from start to finish, but all your responses got me across the finish line, so thank you.

Great! Free software to the rescue :)
Thanks for sharing your results.

_________________
Blizzard Data Recovery


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group