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Confused SSD partition has two unallocated?

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So on my Gskill Phoenix pro 60 GB SSD it shows under my disk manager that i only have a 40 GB partition active while 13 GB and 101 MB are unallocated......

Now wait i thought i had bought a 60 GB ssd and im now missing 20 of my gigs....

Any help how to allocate that unallocated back to my main partition on my C: drive (its my os of course )
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here try this http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm

that should should let you add the unallocated to your main partition
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BOOM worked perfectly
thanks tons
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Oh also is there anything that will help me with cleaning up an ssd of hidden files i know defrag is no bueno
but anything else that would help out cleaning it up ?
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I don't know why 13GB was unallocated, but I think the 101MiB partition consists of the 100MiB system partition Windows setup creates for recovery purposes and 1024kB for alignment. Although, it shouldn't say unallocated, since it is an actual partition (just with no drive letter). The Sandforce drives have some overprovisioning, but that amount isn't visible to the system anyway.

And bear in mind that the issue of GB vs. GiB is still there for SSDs just like with HDDs. The "60GB" that drive manufacturers use is about 60 billion bytes, which Windows will report as 55.9 GB because it uses the binary units where each power of 1000 is 1024 instead. If you look at the capacity by right-clicking on the drive in Explorer, notice how the number of bytes in billions is different from what Windows is reporting as "GB."
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Oh i know just rounding it to nearest number its reading 55.7 now so ya
everything is A oK bahhaah
stupid computer doing silly things without asking me first
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