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Windows 7: Merging two physical disks

19 Jun 2011   #1
cassler

windows 7
 
 
Merging two physical disks

Hi,

I have just upgraded to Win 7 and seem to have two disks[0] and [1].

I have seen lots of information but mostly on partitioning which my issue is not.

Can anyone tell me how to merge the two disks easily - I just need the additional space in Disk 1!!

Screenshot attached. Any help appreciated for this novice...

Thank you.




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19 Jun 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cassler View Post
Hi,

I have just upgraded to Win 7 and seem to have two disks[0] and [1].

I have seen lots of information but mostly on partitioning which my issue is not.

Can anyone tell me how to merge the two disks easily - I just need the additional space in Disk 1!!

Screenshot attached. Any help appreciated for this novice...

Thank you.
As far as I know there isnt any simple way. If youhave a RAID controller you may be able to span the 2 drives but both drives are tiny and there would be little advantage.

You say you need the space on drive one which is all free space. Do you mean drive 0?
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19 Jun 2011   #3
cassler

windows 7
 
 

Yes, sorry, I just meant I need / want all the space!

This is a fresh instal and leaving it as is
means there is not much room to store anything that is created.

I knew it wouldn't be a simple solution :-(

Thanks for hour reply, if anyone else has an idea? I have read about changing both to a 'dynamic' drive.. I'm just not clear on this ether.

Oh I need a geek transplant!
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19 Jun 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Why not just replace the two old HD's, for one new HD.
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20 Jun 2011   #5
cassler

windows 7
 
 

Primarily cost. It's an old work machine that I was hoping to turn in to something useful for my little boy but of course these things never turn out to be that easy!

Sounds like there really is not a simple, 'merge the two disks together' solution. :-(
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20 Jun 2011   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cassler View Post
Primarily cost. It's an old work machine that I was hoping to turn in to something useful for my little boy but of course these things never turn out to be that easy!

Sounds like there really is not a simple, 'merge the two disks together' solution. :-(

You could compress the disk (though I wouldnt) to give you more apparent space on the same HD. would just be a little slower.
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