Cloning SSD --> partitions question

  Jean-Marc Boulier 05:08 23 Mar 2018

Hey guys, I'm cloning a 250GB SSD to a new 500GB SSD. I am using Macrium Reflect which is supposed to do that easily for me but I am not sure about partitions: should I use the default "copy selected partitions" action while cloning? What about the unused space on the new SSD? Doesn't it need to be partitioned too before I can use it?

After clicking and dragging the existing partitions to the new drive, the program shows a grey block of unused space but doesn't let me do anything with it. I'd like to make sure I don't mess up the new drive before starting the procedure.

  Jean-Marc Boulier 05:55 23 Mar 2018

OK I found the option that allowed me to increase the partition size and completed the procedure. But Windows only sees the new drive as a 250GB one.

Should I start again and format the new drive as NTFS 500GB first?

  Forum Editor 10:38 23 Mar 2018

"What about the unused space on the new SSD? Doesn't it need to be partitioned too before I can use it?"

Yes, it needs to be formatted as an NTFS partition, so starting again as you suggest might be the best solution.

  rdave13 12:14 23 Mar 2018

Try MiniTool free first.

  Jean-Marc Boulier 15:49 23 Mar 2018

I actually didn't extend the correct partition the first time. Upon repeating the process with the correct partition it finally worked. Thanks.

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