Merging partitions is a popular trend that can effectively reduce the number of partitions on your computer's hard drive, which is rather significant on an SSD since SSD usually has less capacity than HDDs. So if you are looking for an easy way to merge partitions on SSD, you are on the right page now. We will introduce three easy ways to merge partitions in Windows. But first, let's figure out why we need to merge partitions on an SSD.
Merging partitions means merging two partitions into one or merging a partition with unallocated space on the SSD to expand the partition space. However, why do we need to merge partitions on an SSD? The compelling reasons are as follows:
Increase Storage Space:
For example, if your SSD is not properly partitioned and the C drive full issue occurs, but there is enough free space on drive D or another drive, you can merge drive C with another drive to solve this problem.
Manage Partitions Well:
If you have too many partitions on your hard drive, it's not easy to manage them, and you can easily forget where your important files are stored, so merging partitions helps to manage them efficiently. Besides, if you have many partitions on an SSD, they may be too small to store large files like movies.
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Well, do you know how to merge partitions on an SSD? Don't worry, even if you don't know how. You can get three efficient ways to perform this action.
How Do I Merge Partitions on SSD - Three Efficient Ways
In this part, you can learn how to merge partitions on SSD with a third-party tool, EaseUS Partition Master Free, Disk Management, and CMD. First, let's compare the three ways to help you choose a better one. There is a table to help you determine which one to use, and you can see clearly that EaseUS Partition Master is multifunctional and easier to use.
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Disk Management and Diskpart require you to delete a partition first, so you need to back up your data or use EaseUS Partition Master to merge partitions without data loss.
Now, let's try using EaseUS Partition Master to merge two partitions.
EaseUS Partition Master allows users to merge partitions in windows 10/11 directly without any other operation, and it even allows users to combine a partition with non-adjacent unallocated space. Besides, it is easy to use, so if you are new to computers, you will like it. Now, download it and merge your partitions on the SSD.
Step 1: Select the target partition
Right-click on the partition which you want to add space to and keep, and select "Merge".
Step 2: Select a neighbor partition to merge
Select one partition next to the former selected partition to merge.
And click "OK" to continue.
Step 3: Execute operation to merge partitions
1. Click the "Execute Task" button at the top and then click "Apply".
2. The program will merge space and add files from the second partition to the first partition.
You see. You can easily merge partitions Windows 10 with the help of EaseUS Partition Master. However, can EaseUS Partition Master have any other features besides merging partitions? Sure!
Other Features of EaseUS Partition Master:
- Fix low disk space error
- Merge C and D drive
- Extend C drive with 2nd disk
- Convert MBR to GPT without data loss
- Merge non-adjacent partitions Windows 10
If you are facing disk partition issues or other partition errors, download it to help.
What is Disk Management? It can help you merge partitions in Windows 10/11, but you cannot combine two partitions directly. Instead, you must delete the partition and use the "Extend Volume" option in Disk Management. Now, follow the following steps to try.
Step 1. Right-click on This PC > Manage > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management.
Step 2. Choose the partition with more free space and right-click on it.
Step 3. Select the "Delete Volume" option.
Step 4. Then, right-click on the targeted partition you want to extend and select the "Extend Volume" option.
Step 5. Follow the Extend Volume wizard and finish merging two partitions.
This function is available when your unallocated space is adjacent to the targeted partition you want to extend. For example, if you want to merge two partitions directly or with non-contiguous unallocated space, you will find the "Extend Volume" grayed out. Under this circumstance, you can turn to EaseUS Partition Master.
You can try the next method if you are a computer professional and want to use Diskpart commands to merge partitions.
Administrators can use Diskpart to perform scans to build, delete and resize hard drive partitions. It is also useful for merging partitions. Follow the steps below to try.
Step 1. Open the Start menu, and type the command: diskpart.exe
Step 2. Then type list volume and hit Enter.
Step 3. Type the command: select volume e
Replace e with the correct volume letter.
Step 4. Then, type delete volume to make the partition unallocated.
Step 5. After the steps above, type the command to merge partitions with unallocated space: extend
During the process, if you meet a problem like "Diskpart failed to extend the volume", there is a link for you to help:
After reading this article, you may know how to merge partitions in Windows 10/11. If the partition you want to extend has adjacent unallocated space behind it. You can combine partitions with unallocated space in Disk Management. If there is no such unallocated space or the two targets are not adjacent, we recommend using EaseUS Partition Master. The next part will show you other questions related to merging partitions on SSD.
FAQs About How to Merge Partitions on SSD
Do you still have further questions related to our topic? If you do, continue to read, and this part may help.
1. Does partitioning SSD damage it?
There is no downside to partitioning your SSD; you can extend its life by leaving some unallocated space. Also, properly partitioning your SSD makes it easier for you to manage the SSD.
2. Is it better to have multiple partitions on SSD?
We don't recommend you partition your SSD with insufficient storage space into many partitions. However, if there is only one partition on your SSD, you can partition it to separate your OS files from other data.
3. Can I merge C and D partitions?
Sure, you can. If your C drive is short of storage space and your D drive has a lot of free usable space. Then, you can directly merge C and D drives with the help of EaseUS Partition Master.
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