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How get larger hard drive?

2019-05-04, 14:35 PM

I have a E540 with a 500G drive and need more disk space.  Can I image my current hard drive onto another but 1TB or more 2.5" drive, replace the 500GB drive with a larger one and will the laptop operate seamlessy as with the old drive ?

Can I image over USB to the new drive or use the DVD slot with an adapter SATA adapter to temporarily hold the larger drive and image to it...then  replace the current boot drive with the new larger imaged drive?  Thanks for any tips


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Re: How get larger hard drive?

2019-05-04, 18:46 PM

Hello again rkruz,


After the image restore you will need to resize the main C: partition to use the unallocated space to C: partition that was not there when it was on the smaller drive.


Open Windows Disk Management

Right-click on C: partition and select Extend Volume

Click on Next and select the Unallocated Space and click on Add

Click on Next and then in Finish to apply the resize


Yes USB will do the job.

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