How to Use Unallocated Space on SSD in Windows 10/8/7?

July 25, 2017

You can use the unallocated space on SSD to create new partitions or add unallocated space to other existing partitions in Windows 7/8/10.

What’s SSD unallocated space?

SSD unallocated space may be formed by deleted partitions which are needless. Luckily, it can be reused to store new information as long as you merge it into existing partitions or directly create partitions on it. To do so, we recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant, a free and professional partition software.

How to use SSD unallocated space?

When you want to make the unallocated space useful, you can reallocated it so as to make it be volume again. As a volume can be written or read, the unallocated space can’t be used which is a big waste. But how to do this? You can add a partition on the unallocated space of what size you prefer or just merge it into other partitions. Though, Windows itself has the same feature of doing the job, but the restrictions of it are terrible - it can only extend an unallocated space into an adjacent partition and the unallocated space must behind the target partition. Therefore, a free and convenient partition software is much better, such as AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Merge Unallocataed space into Partition

Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard edition. Right-click the unallocated space, choose “Merge Partitions” .

Merge Partitions

Step 2: Unlike windows disk management, tick “C-drive” is available and then click “OK”.

Select Disk

Step 3: Obviously “C-drive” is expanded. Last but not least, click “Apply” to bring the change into effect.

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Create Partition in Unallocated space

Step 1: Download, Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assiatant Standard edition. Right-click “Unallocated Space”, choose “Create Partition”.

Create Partition

Step 2: Drag the slider to specify the size of the new partition. To input the exact number is another way. Then click “OK” to ensure this operation.

Partition Size

Step 3: Finish with “Apply”.

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Now you know that you can use unallocated space on SSD by making it part of an existing partition or a new partition via the free AOMEI Partition Assistant which also has many other special utilities, such as, Convert between MBR and GPT styles, Convert primary partition and logical, and Convert dynamic disk and basic,etc. Besides, when there is no SSD unallocated space but large free space on one partition, you can use the paid AOMEI Partition Assistant edition to directly “allocate free space” from one partition to another so to balance partition mode, and many other complicated jobs can be solved with the paid one.