Hey, Are you tired of deleting old files from your SSDs to tackle with limited storage space on your Windows PC? Well, I’ve been through the same but fret not! Buying an SSD drive with more storage space can be expensive. So, it is recommended to go with two low-storage SSD drives (i:e; 2 separate 256 GB SSD).
I’ve got a practical How-To guide on how to combine two SSD drives into One, to increase the storage capacity of your system without data loss.
How to Combine Two SSD Drives into One?
By default, Windows uses partitions to organize the data which cannot be used to combine, however on the other hand Dynamic Disk can combined into a single volume, offering greater flexibility.
Note: Take a backup of both the SSD Drives on Windows.
1. Convert Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk
- Press Windows + R to open Run dialog box.
- Type in diskmgmt.msc and click OK to open Disk Management.
- Now, select the disk you want to Convert to Dynamic Disk…
- Tick both the disks and click OK.
- Finally, select Yes to confirm the selection.
Once, the disk is converted, now we have to combine both the SSD drives into one. Or if you don’t want to go through the hassle of converting manually, you can also use a third-party tool – EaseUS.
2. Extend the disk
- Now Right-Click on the drive and Delete Volume. (Note: Choose the drive which has no data on it)
- Click Yes to confirm and your drive will become unallocated in Disk Management.
- Now, select the second SSD drive and click on Extend Volume.
- Follow the on-screen instructions, and click Next.
- If you see a disk under the Available section, select the Disk from which you deleted the data in Step 1, Click Add, then click on Next.
- Click on Finish button to complete this process.
Also, if you are looking to merge two Hard Drives, you can check out our detailed guide on how to combine two hard drives into one here!
Will combining SSDs void my warranty?
Combining SSDs through software like Windows Storage Spaces usually doesn’t void warranties, but it’s best to check with your manufacturer to be sure.
Can I combine SSDs with different capacities?
Yes, you can do that but the total capacity of the SSD will be limited to the SSD of the smallest storage.
Is there a risk of data loss during the process?
There’s always a risk of data loss when combining two SSD storages, that’s why we always recommend taking a backup of your data before proceeding with the instructions.
Can I add more SSDs later?
Absolutely Yes, you can add more SSDs to increase your storage by following the aforementioned steps.