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Windows 7: How to setup a RAID setup in Windows 7 using new had disk?

04 Jul 2018   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
How to setup a RAID setup in Windows 7 using new had disk?

Hi all,
I have a 1TB hard disk with 2 Partitions - 200GB for windows and a 700GB for my data. Now the second partition is full and I want to add some more space into it. I have purchased a fresh 500 hard disk.
Is there is any way by which i can extend my partition to the new hard disk. Any way by which i can add this 500GB space into that old partition?

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04 Jul 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi shijin, welcome to Seven Forums,

If I understand you correctly, you cannot use a different HDD to extend a partition on another HDD.

I hope this helps!
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04 Jul 2018   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

One suggestion I have is to transfer the data, (or a part of it), to the New drive and then resizing the existing system partition to give the extra space. This will result in two data partitions which may or may not suit your needs but you will have to remember where you put your data. - Incidentally Windows 10 does offer the ability to span drives to create data partitions as you requested, but the technology is new and also not a good enough reason on it's own to recommend upgrade.

Alternatively, and my recommendation is ... you could clone the current system drive onto the New drive and then expand the old data partition to take up the whole 1TB which would give 500GB for system and 1TB for data, this would also be slightly more efficient as you could read/and write to both drives simultaneously'

To perform these tasks safely I would suggest MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is free and much more reliable than Windows own tools.

All the regular safety rules apply - You are strongly advised to keep backups of all important data, before you start, Check the tutorials section on the forum for How To information on the processes involved
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04 Jul 2018   #4

win 8 32 bit

You can mount the drive as a folder on c or use substitute CMD to do simliar
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