This is pretty easy to do.Once a partition is created, it cannot be extended to fill up the unused space. At least, I couldn't find a way to do it in Windows.
Might be stupid question but does the resize of the partition not corrupt any data on the disk?This is pretty easy to do.
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Took literally zero time with my NVME drive, to resize from 500GB to 1TB.
Going bigger no. Going smaller you sometimes need to move data such as paging files to the beginning of the disk which ironically Windows can't do even if it's an unused drive. You can sometimes get away with this by deleting them.Might be stupid question but does the resize of the partition not corrupt any data on the disk?
Pretty much this. Going bigger is trivially easy, and very quick on an SSD.Going bigger no. Going smaller you sometimes need to move data such as paging files to the beginning of the disk which ironically Windows can't do even if it's an unused drive. You can sometimes get away with this by deleting them.
Depends on the brand. WD's website will give you a link to download their version of Acronis, but that checks whether you're using a WD drive (so no key involved as such). The one I bought didn't have anything (maybe one reason it was cheap).Usually there's software or a key to software, accompanying the NVMe, that you can use.....??
Odd. I don't remember having that problem, and I went from a 500GB spinning disk to a 1TB NVME using Macrium Reflect. Boosted the size of the partition using Windows' built-in disk management.Update:
Finally had some time to do the clone from SSD to NVME.
Used Macrium reflect to clone the SSD to NVME. It cloned the disk and booted from the cloned disk once successfully, but I did run into some issues...
1) The partition cloned from the source to destination had 26GB missing.
2) Extending the partition to allow for extra space, post boot, on cloned NVME was not successful. The disk management kept prompting me to "upgrade" the disk from Basic to Dynamic. Eventually I restarted and tried to boot from the NVME and the boot data was corrupted - I expect it had to do with the basic vs dynamic disk issue.
Will be formatting the NVME and trying another program as Macrium messed me around a bit.
I am pretty sure I didn't mess up the cloning as it's truly simple to do. I guess the problem that I can't figure out is as follows: why the HELL Windows kept prompting me to convert the disk from Basic to Dynamic. I also couldn't adjust the size of partition using the free version of Macrium (unless I really didn't focus...)Odd. I don't remember having that problem, and I went from a 500GB spinning disk to a 1TB NVME using Macrium Reflect. Boosted the size of the partition using Windows' built-in disk management.
Now my memory grows hazy. I don't actually know whether I had an MBR or GPT partition scheme on the disk. Maybe that's the kicker.Maybe it was due to a cloning of the Boot Disk? Anyone ever have problems cloning a MBR partition?