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Methods for Resizing SSD Partition as Well as Resizing Tips

  • Question: I have one normal hard disk and one solid state disk (120GB) with Windows installed since SSD enjoys much faster read-write speed. Now, system partition is running out of space and I want to extend it. How can I complete SSD partition resizing? I’m running Windows 8 32 bit.

    Answer: first of all, open Windows 8 Disk Management to check whether there is contiguous unallocated space after the system partition. If users do not know how to open the program, take these operations: right click "Computer" icon on traditional desktop, choose "Manage", and select "Disk Management". If there is such an unallocated space, right click the system partition and choose "Extend Volume" from shortcut menu to enlarge it according to wizards. Note: system partition should be formatted to NTFS. If there is no such unallocated space or system partition is a FAT partition, users had better perform SSD partition resizing via a third party partitioning tool. But which tool should users choose since there are so many similar programs? Try using MiniTool Partition Wizard which is safe and easy to use.

    How to Resize SSD Partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    Firstly, launch the partitioning tool to get the main interface:

    minitool partition wizard main interface

    Here, all disks and partitions are shown. To extend system partition, we need to select it and choose "Extend Partition" to get the following interface:

    SSD partition resizing take free space

    Now, we can choose an existing partition or unallocated space on the same SSD disk to take free space which will be used to extend the target system partition, and then drag sliding handle to decide how much free space to take. After that, click "OK" button to go back to the main interface:

    SSD partition resizing apply change

    In this interface, as long as we click "Apply" button, all previous changes will be applied to computer. That is to say SSD partition resizing will be completed after application.

    Nevertheless, users should pay attention the issue: resizing SSD partition may cause the very partition unaligned, which will slow down SSD read-write speed or even computer running speed. Therefore, it is very necessary to align partitions after partition resizing. See partition align for SSD.