Windows 10: Switch from old 320gb hdd to 500gb ssd (help w/ disk management)

Discus and support Switch from old 320gb hdd to 500gb ssd (help w/ disk management) in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; What needs to be done to use the full capacity? I read somewhere to "extend volume" but that option is grayed out for me. 141328 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by AshleyQuick, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Switch from old 320gb hdd to 500gb ssd (help w/ disk management)


    What needs to be done to use the full capacity? I read somewhere to "extend volume" but that option is grayed out for me.

    :)
     
    AshleyQuick, Sep 27, 2019
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  2. Rockywr Win User

    SSD & HDD Boot Up Sequence Wrong

    On Update 1803 it completely trashed my setup.

    I had windows 10 on my 500gb Crucial SSD and my original HDD was a storage drive.

    When I went to update to 1803 I was then informed that I didn't have enough space on my SSD to perform and update.... which was strange since there was 170gb and trimmed down as well.

    So I had to go back to putting it onto the original HDD what I didn't know was that I now had the SSD booting up to an option of Windows 10 on Volume 4 which was the 500gb HDD --- remember I didn't know this.

    I then had to re-install everything onto this HDD office etc.. etc.. etc... backwards and forwards, round and round the mulberry bush etc.. etc.. etc.. and was quite tedious -eventually it fired up with all my accounts having been put back to what they should
    be.

    The SSD though when trying to fire up from this went into a blue screen of errors.. .saying it couldn't do it.

    But, the HDD appeared to work okay so i went with this for a while.

    After a few months without the speed of an SSD I thought I'd spend on a new 1tb SSD (also crucial) to fire up with plenty of room and eventually replace all my HDD's for SSD's ---- so after cloning the HDD 500gb original with update 1803 on it to the new
    1tb SSD I put the 1tb SSD as the first drive to boot from the Bios....

    Nothing worked but, when I went to the 500gb SSD it fired up - it was only when I was looking through disk management that I could see it was classed as the primary but when I put the 500gb HDD with the OS on it as first bootable disk, it went into an option
    screen and I couldn't boot the OS it's only when the SSD was the first boot that it now somehow points to the volume with the OS on it ---- so, how do I make the new SSD the only one to fire up with the only OS on it ?

    the Disk Mgmt screen display here is not showing the 1tb new SSD because I've taken the cable out for the time being as it isn't being pointed to by that other SSD....... what a pain this is I need help and instructions on this please.

    The D is the SSD (Disk 0)

    Disk 1 is the one containing the O.S. update 1803

    Disk E is another HDD in the PC the others are just USB plugins.

    regards,

    W. Robinson
     
    Rockywr, Sep 27, 2019
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  3. I have a PC with Windows 10 on a SSD, and I plugged in an old 500GB HHD that has Win 7 on it. Can I delete the Win 7 recovery partition?

    The recovery partition on your SSD is currently invisible to you (so you don't accidentally delete it or mess around with it).

    This means the E: drive is from the 500Gb HDD. It is safe to format it.

    Right click start menu icon and select "disk manager" from there, scroll down the list until you see your HDD, right click and format the drive completely.
     
    Alexsolo101, Sep 27, 2019
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Switch from old 320gb hdd to 500gb ssd (help w/ disk management)

    SSD VS HDD

    Storage wise an SSD is absolutely no different to a HDD - 500GB SSD = 500GB HDD.


    The difference between an SSD and an HDD is mainly Read/Write speed - How fast Windows, Applications and Files load

    An SSD is much faster than an HDD

    Also SSD's do not need defragmenting as they employ a totally different method of storing files and deleting files.

    I Hope this Answers your Question!
     
    DaveM121, Sep 27, 2019
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