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New 120 gb SSD shows up as 64 gb in "Computer"

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Win 8

    New 120 gb SSD shows up as 64 gb in "Computer"


    I cloned the wife's 64 gb SSD to a new Samsung 840 120gb SSD, swapped them out with no issues but the PC does not recognize the new increase in SSD size. It does show as a Samsung 840 SSD.
    Have I missed a setting or something? This is my first foray into upgrading SSD's and I plan to do the same with the other 2 laptops later this month as time allows (assuming I can get this issue corrected).

    Any helpful hints or tips will be greatly appreciated,
    Jeff

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  2. #2


    Sydney Australia
    Posts : 2,941
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Go to Disk Management and you will find that there is 64g unallocated because when you clone a 64g drive it only copies 64g to the drive and leaves the rest blank.
    Click on the active partition and then expand that to take up the full drive.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Win 8


    Kodi,
    Many thanks-that did the trick!

    Best regards,
    Jeff
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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