Windows 10: my ssd c drive is getting full

Discus and support my ssd c drive is getting full in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; my ssd c drive is getting full, I added a new ssd drive and want to add that drive to c drive to make c drive bigger. The extend drive in c is greyed... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by LoriCline1, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. my ssd c drive is getting full


    my ssd c drive is getting full, I added a new ssd drive and want to add that drive to c drive to make c drive bigger. The extend drive in c is greyed out, and im not sure how to go about doing what I want. I have disk management, i also have EaseUS Partition software installed and AOMEI Partition Assistant installed, but they are confusing to me. Can anyone give me steps to extend my c drive by adding the new drive.


    I do not want to lose any data if possible and if I use raid 0 stripe, will I lose my data.

    I have moved everything possible from c to other drives, and anything that I did not want deleted also.

    Can I shrink C drive then will the greyed out extend drive show up, any steps to help me please.

    thank you

    :)
     
    LoriCline1, Nov 12, 2020
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Cloning to SSD then swapping drive letters


    @SamHobbs
    What you want done is very simple and can be done in short period of time. Here's my suggestion:
    There's 2 modes that Windows can be installed: UEFI and the old legacy MBR. Open Disk Management, look at the disk where your C drive is, if there's a
    1. EFI System Partition, your Windows was installed using UEFI.
    2. System Reserved partition, your Windows was installed using MBR
    Next, Connect your SSD to an available Sata port (no need to format or do anything). Download: Macrium Reflect Free . Install and run. Follow the steps below:
    1. From Macrium, click on image this disk under your C drive and save it to either an Internal or External Drive. This will create a single backup image of the whole disk containing your C drive.
    2. Again, from Macrium, click on Restore tab and select the image created from step 1, Select your SSD as the destination drive, click Next->Finish
    3. Exit Macrium. If your Windows was installed using MBR, Open disk management and make sure the SSD is marked "Active" else go to next step.
    4. Shutdown your PC. Disconnect the HD containing Windows C drive then connect your SSD to it.
    5. Reboot. Your PC should boot and the Windows should have C as the drive letter.

    NOTE: The procedure above is to backup your Windows to an image file then copy it back to the SSD. This ensures proper cluster size aligment for the SSD. In addition, Macrium also perform Trimming for the SSD. This is more preferable than cloning.
     
    topgundcp, Nov 12, 2020
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  3. Clintlgm Win User
    Installing an SSD drive on my desktop to use as the C bootup drive

    What are you talking about, I have Samsung 830 for 5 years and its still running great there is no issue with NTFS and SSD

    To the OP all you have to do is use Macrium Reflect to clone your disk to your SSD you'll have to option to shrink your C partition before you start the actual clone check out this video
    it walks you through step by step
     
    Clintlgm, Nov 12, 2020
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  4. Jacee Win User

    my ssd c drive is getting full

    C: Drive disk cleanup

    I've already done your suggestions....... yep, need a bigger drive for C: suppose!
     
    Jacee, Nov 12, 2020
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