A Simple Guide to Merging Two Partitions on a SSD in Windows 10

Question:

How can I merge two partitions on a solid state drive?

I have a 1TB SSD that was automatically partitioned into two volumes: C: and G:. I want to use the entire disk space as a single volume. What steps do I need to take to achieve this?

Answer:

Solid state drives (SSDs) are fast and reliable storage devices that can improve the performance of your computer. However, sometimes you may find that your SSD is divided into two or more partitions, which can reduce the available disk space and make it harder to manage your files. In this article, we will show you how to merge two partitions on a SSD into one, using the built-in Disk Management tool in Windows 10.

Note

: Before you proceed, make sure you have backed up any important data on the partitions you want to merge, as this process will delete them. Also, you cannot merge the partition that contains your operating system (usually C:) with another partition, unless you have a bootable USB drive or DVD with Windows 10 installation media.

Step 1

: Open Disk Management by right-clicking on the Start menu and selecting Disk Management, or by pressing Windows + R and typing diskmgmt.msc.

Step 2

: Locate the two partitions you want to merge on your SSD. They should be adjacent to each other and have the same drive letter (for example, C: and G:). If they have different drive letters, you can change them by right-clicking on the partition and selecting Change Drive Letter and Paths.

Step 3

: Right-click on the partition that comes after the other one (for example, G:) and select Delete Volume. This will erase all the data on that partition and make it unallocated space.

Step 4

: Right-click on the partition that comes before the other one (for example, C:) and select Extend Volume. This will open the Extend Volume Wizard, which will guide you through the steps to merge the unallocated space with the existing partition.

Step 5

: Click Next on the welcome screen, and then select the unallocated space that you want to add to the existing partition. You can adjust the amount of space by dragging the slider or entering a value in the box. Click Next.

Step 6

: Review the changes and click Finish to complete the process. You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Congratulations, you have successfully merged two partitions on your SSD into one. You can now enjoy the full capacity and speed of your SSD. You can also use the same method to merge more than two partitions, as long as they are adjacent and have the same drive letter. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to leave a comment below.

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