Cloned old SSD to new SSD but the total storage amount shows the exact same as old drive.

Exactly what the title says. Windows 10, 64 bit btw. I tried right clicking on the unallocated space to extend the partition but that option didn’t pop up.
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  1. Some cloning software doesn't allow you to partition the destination drive larger than the source drive. I know Aomei Backupper doesn't allow you to, but they do if you purchase it.
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  2. I’m using Macium reflect, the free version. I think I need to find a program that will extend the partition but I’m not sure.
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  3. As I said, Aomei Backupper will allow you to do what you want if you purchase it. I think it's about $40 for two licenses. If you find cloning software that does this for free, please let me know.
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  4. You DON'T click on the unallocated disk-space to extend the partition containing data, e.g., your boot partition; you click ON the partition that contains data. Presumably that's the partition you cloned from your source drive.

    If you're still having problems send in a screenshot of Disk Management.
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  5. I left my laptop to my friend for a bit with more knowledge than me about computers and he changed it into a Dynamic disk. So I tried to delete the volumes from Disk Management but when I right clicked on the partitions of the dynamic disk it said I couldn’t delete it. I’m now stuck with a dynamic disk. Should I make a new post for this or can you guys help me here?
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  6. 1. First of all your friend needs "a bit more knowledge" than you possess. The drive should NEVER have been converted to a Dynamic disk, but the damage has been done.

    2. But you haven't made it clear WHICH disk was converted to a Dynamic disk. Are you referring to the "new" SSD that was the recipient of the clone? Or are you referring to the "old" SSD whose contents you cloned to the "new" SSD?

    3. What I'm getting at is whether the original boot drive still available as a Basic disk or was that the one that was changed to Dynamic? If that drive is still available for cloning -and it's still a Basic drive - then you're "out of the woods" since you'll be able to undertake a recloning of the drive to the new SSD.
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  7. Alright it is back in its basic form after I used a program to convert it back. Will come back with feedback after I attempt to extend the partition for the extra unallocated 90 GB

    Edit: I right clicked on the partition with the boot info on it (the one cloned from the original drive) on the new SSD and hit extend volume, I entered the info but when I continued and hit finish it told me it would convert it to a dynamic disk again. What am I supposed to do?
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  8. You still have not specifically responded to my questions 2. & 3. Do so.
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  9. I believe I have solved the problem, all I have to do is set the drive as my main drive from the BIOS. To answer 2 and 3, my new SSD which was the recipient of the clone was the one that was converted to the dynamic drive. The old one was still a basic, not the one turned to a dynamic drive.
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  10. That was the crucial point I was trying to determine, i.e., whether it was the source drive - the "old" SSD - or the destination drive - the "new" SSD - for the recipient of the cloned contents of the source drive. Since you've indicated it was the destination drive, i.e., the recipient of the clone that was the disk incorrectly converted to a Dynamic disk by your friend, and not the source disk, then it's an easy fix. Just repeat the disk-cloning operation to ensure the newly-cloned drive is also a Basic disk. ENSURE THAT THE NEWLY-CLONED "NEW" SSD IS NOT, REPEAT - NOT - A DYNAMIC DISK.
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  11. Well that problem is solved, the drive is back to basic! Now all I have to do is set the drive as the main drive from the bios, I will come back with results later!
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