03-07-2011 03:11 AM
03-07-2011 06:10 AM
07-28-2011 02:44 PM
I received a new Lenovo Z570 today & am amazed to find that my C drive has a size of 552 GB while D; has just 30GB.
Now, is there anyway I can move the vast amount of hard drive capacity from C: to D: or create a new partition without the need to reinstall Windows etc?
I might be asking a numb question but thought how, others who might have had a similar issue managed to sort it out?
This prevents the headache of saving the majority of stuff in C drive in case i have to reinstall or format at a later stage due to virus infection?
07-28-2011 03:05 PM - edited 07-28-2011 03:06 PM
The D drive is always partitioned at 30GB on newer Lenovos (at least it is on my y570), it's more intended to be a restore file for just the operating system and important drivers. Besides, when backing up data it would probably be wiser to store it in a external drive, that way you can avoid situations where your drive gets physically damaged causing both partitions to be ruined at the same time, thus losing both your original and backup.
This having been said: if you go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management, you can click on the Disk Management button on the left hand menu, and use this to shrink your larger partition then extend your smaller one. At least I would assume, I've never tried it myself.
07-28-2011 03:36 PM
Hi. Thanks for your reply.
The whole idea to get a larger size Hard drive integrated with the laptop is to back up data in the laptop itself,
I thought a smarter move would have been to give much wider storage space on secondary drives than on the main primary drive (C. Is this been done deliberately as it looks very elimentary when they prepare the system on a large storage capacity one.
I will try to use the other option but will it affect the OS as it is?
07-28-2011 04:12 PM
I'm not certain if it will affect your current installation, as I personally haven't used this utility for anything other than new hard drives.
07-29-2011 02:39 AM