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We understand you've recently migrated your 80GB HDD to a new Intel® SSD 540s Series of 360GB capacity, and now you can only see 80GB on your brand new drive.
The reason behind this is that IDMS is a very simple software that will simply migrate an identical copy of one drive to the next. Meaning that the original 80(-ish)GB partition that was found on your hard drive will be moved as is into the new drive. In order to gain the remaining space back, you will need to extend this smaller partition to occupy the whole of the SSD.
This is what you will need to do:
1. Open Disk Management. (run > diskmgmt.msc)
2. Locate your Intel SSD. You will notice that part of your drive will be titled as "Unallocated Space". This is your missing storage space.
3. At this point, you will have two options:
a. You can right click the 80GB partition and choose to "Extend Volume", which will open a wizzard that will help you extend this partition to take up the remaining space.
b. You may right click the unallocated space, and choose to create a "New Simple Volume", then assign a drive letter to it.
At this point, you should be able to see and use all of the storage space of your SSD. However, it's important to note that drive partitions are logical. Meaning that if between your storage and the unallocated space there is another partition, you will not be able to simply extend your main partition, skipping over the "recovery partition", for example. If this is the case for you, you may need to use a third party software to manage your partitions (such as EaseUS* Partition Master Free*), or perform a clean installation of Windows* instead.
Note: Any links provided for third party tools or sites are offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel®. We do not offer support for any third party tool mentioned here.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks for your help - have full access to my SSD now!