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Old 06-07-2018, 10:38 AM   #1
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Good day TSF!

I have this kind of setup, Kingston SSD UV400 120GB as my primary drive and Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB as my storage drive. When I open the Disk Management, the HDD is detected as Simple Volume. May I know what are the implications of the drive being in a state as Simple Volume than Primary Partition?

Well, the history is that, I formatted the SSD with new OS (Windows 10 Home Single Language), but I never formatted the HDD for my files are in there. On the setup menu (OS), I deleted something in the HDD partition, and extend the volume. Which it became Simple Volume.


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Simple Volume is the standard volume (partition) setup for Data storage and Backups. If you were booting Windows from the Volume, it would need to be a Primary Partition. Since you are just using it for Data it is converted to Simple.
There are other partition (volume) types and rules we can get into here, but it's nothing for you to be worried about now.
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