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Windows 7: Spanning SSD B: into C:?

14 Oct 2014   #1

Spanning SSD B: into C:?

I have two 250 GB SSD. One is C: and is the boot driver. the other is B: I'm running out of room on C:
Is it possible to span B: into C: ?

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14 Oct 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

You could investigate "dynamic drives", but they are complex and generally to be avoided on a home system. I think they are mostly used as a temporary solution in corporate environments when uptime is the predominant concern.

Better idea is to segregate stuff the best way you can on the two drives, or buy a larger drive, etc.
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16 Oct 2014   #3

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Spanning is not really a good idea because if files are spanned across both drives and one drive fails, you lose the files.

I agree with ignatzatsonic - you need to free up space by uninstalling programs you don't need from C, cleaning out the clutter with Windows Disk Cleanup or CCleaner, and/or move (uninstall and reinstall) programs from C to D. You could also move your Documents folder to D as follows:

The My Documents folder is part of the Windows 7 and Windows 8 Documents Library. A library combines multiple folders that contain similar types of files.

To move your documents to another drive, D drive in this example:
1. Create a new Documents folder on the D drive,
2. Right-click on the new folder and click Include in Library > Documents,
3. Click Start > Documents,
4. Double-click Documents to open and reveal its contents,
5. Drag and drop (or cut and paste) to move the files to the new folder,
6. Right-click in a blank area then click on Refresh, or press F5 to refresh the view,
7. Under Documents Library, click locations,
8. Right-click the new folder and click Set as default save location.

9. [Optional] Click the old Documents folder and click Remove.

Note Windows needs lots of free space to operate in. I like to keep at least 20Gb (30Gb is better) free on my boot drive.
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16 Oct 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I don't believe drive spanning is even possible for a drive containing Windows. Drive spanning requires drivers that are on the drive, which cannot be read without the drivers. Drive spanning is for data drives.
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