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both ssd's say they are primary partition

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Im having trouble setting this up,


everytime download something to g drive desktop ( second SSD without os)

its not even on my desktop, does the actual desktop belong to C drive which holds my os?

I moved downloads to my other ssd


I double checked disk management


installed os on ssd with only one ssd in

then I optimized it by seans guide and shutdown then I installed the other ssd

there is 100mb of unallocated space in the 2nd ssd, is it supposed to say this?


are both SSD's actually separated?

should I create new volume on the 2nd one?

all I did was format both ssd's independently through my os disc

and put the os on one SSD


I just want to make sure I got it all right. theres plenty of space, page file down to 4gb and hibernate is off

its just frustrating I install something on my second SSD and I cant even find it there
Edited by DrClaw - 3/29/13 at 1:04pm
post #2 of 17
Thread Starter 
nevermind I got it


was so frustrating
still wondering about the 100mb of unallocated space

is it actually putting 100mb away for nothing?
Edited by DrClaw - 3/29/13 at 4:17pm
post #3 of 17
Post a screenshot of disk management showing your drives partitions. If both have a 100MB system reserve partition you can delete the one on the secondary and mark the other as active.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
no prob heres some screenshots


sorry looks kinda hard to read

i uploaded one on imageshack

http://imageshack.us/f/515/diskmanagement.jpg/
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post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
thanks man i tried merging drive G, the ssd without os holding the unallocated space

when selecting merging drive
it doesnt show the unallocated space as an option to merge it

i tried to go to properties for the empty space and theres nothing there, the empty space is noted as a logical drive so its not considered a partition
just emtpy space thats divided so weird, its only 100 mb but if i turn it into a partition i can reduce it to 7mb only for some reason

theres also different file systems i could change it to if changing it into a parition like fat32 and many others
but 7mb seems to the least i can reduce it to

i did try wipe data just to see if anything would change, still the same


its weird, im gonna keep messing with it see if i find something
thanks though
Edited by DrClaw - 3/29/13 at 4:52pm
post #7 of 17
Have you tried, in Disk Management, right clicking on the main partition of the G drive, and select Extend partition, and use that unallocated space.
post #8 of 17
The 100MB partition might have originally been reserved for an EFI boot partition, and then you installed the OS w/o EFI support. Parsec's suggestion to "Extend" the partition should utilize the full disk. As for both disks having a "primary" partition, that's entirely normal. When using MBR style partitions, you get 1 primary and up to 4 extended partitions per physical disk.

Greg
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by DrClaw View Post

thanks man i tried merging drive G, the ssd without os holding the unallocated space

when selecting merging drive
it doesnt show the unallocated space as an option to merge it

i tried to go to properties for the empty space and theres nothing there, the empty space is noted as a logical drive so its not considered a partition
just emtpy space thats divided so weird, its only 100 mb but if i turn it into a partition i can reduce it to 7mb only for some reason

theres also different file systems i could change it to if changing it into a parition like fat32 and many others
but 7mb seems to the least i can reduce it to

i did try wipe data just to see if anything would change, still the same


its weird, im gonna keep messing with it see if i find something
thanks though
Did you use EaseUs partition Master home edition? It is just unallocated space, you dont need a file system or partition in that space...you can expand the G: partition into it with the program. Windows Disk management has trouble with extending partitions backwards.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
thanks guys i tried extend the partition and it made both drives say its now two healthy volumes

heres a screenshot of it


sorry i havent posted i been away for a bit but yea i dont know if i did something wrong
the drive without os and unallocated space are now named healthy volumes, drive with os is still named simple and drive G without os is now dynamic
used be just primary partition and unallocated space so yea

i reupload on image shack with better resolution

http://imageshack.us/f/819/partitiongchanged.png/


it seems maybe its fixed is it?

im just confused why the 99mb now instead of 100mb appears to be divided, put in a different box vs the G drive
but when i right click either of them on properties it says Drive G, 111gb and 500mb or so free

so i guess they are combined?

just looks divided because of how its listed in a different box
Edited by DrClaw - 3/31/13 at 7:11am
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