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Question 1 TB Crucial SSD showing up as 111 GB

funkadelicfred

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Just got in, installed it and everywhere I look it says it's only 111 GB, what's going on? It's a CT1000MX500SSD1 and I can post screenshots and anything needed.
 

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I have my normal SSD (drive C) but it's small on space so I just wanted to clone it to the new one (B and Z) but when I did, it only revealed 111 GB, the same size as my old one. Then I started playing with it :(

I guess it isn't necessary. I could still boot on C and then just use the new one as storage then I suppose.
 

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I have my normal SSD (drive C) but it's small on space so I just wanted to clone it to the new one (B and Z) but when I did, it only revealed 111 GB, the same size as my old one. Then I started playing with it :(
Oh. (that would have been helpful to know)
Yes, cloning from a 120GB drive into a larger drive will do that.

So you're cloning from Disk 0 to Disk 1?

Delete all the partitions on the new 1TB SSD.
Redo the clone operation.
This time, leave off the 348MB partition.
Select only the first two.

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Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive (Leave off the last partition on Disk 0)

By default, it will make a partition the same size as the current cource, but you can edit this.
Drag the C partition down to the new 1TB
Click on 'Cloned Partition Properties'
You can drag the size of the C partition to encompass the whole of the 1TB.


Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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