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Windows 7: 2 hard drives seen as one C drive

04 Feb 2010   #11


You do not need to run raid, you can run both drives as a dynamic disk. But this will involve having to to a clean reinstall of windows on your computer, you can't merge two disks with stuff on them.

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04 Feb 2010   #12

win 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
You do not need to run raid, you can run both drives as a dynamic disk. But this will involve having to to a clean reinstall of windows on your computer, you can't merge two disks with stuff on them.
can you give me step by step instructions?
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04 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 x64

I would think something like this would be good for something like storing video or something else that needed a lot of space. I have not done it to the point of filling up a drive, but I would think it would allow for the full amount.

All I might suggest would be to put some large files in the link and see how it reacts.
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07 Feb 2010   #14


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by makman
any way you can give me instructions for reinstalling Win 7 and combining both hard drives to be seen as 1 C drive?

I just double checked, and its not possible to have dynamic disks as a boot drive on windows 7.

Here is how to mount the second drive as a folder on the first drive.

To mount a drive in a folder instead of as a drive letter you can
Right click on My Computer and select Manage. Then click Disk Management Select the volume you wish to mount inside of another and click Change Drive Letter and Paths From there you choose Mount in the following empty NTFS folder. Then enter the name of the empty folder into the box (that you want the second drive to show up as.)
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02 Jun 2010   #15

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3

if I can hitch a ride here. I have two drives of same performance characteristics, but very diff sizes, with win7 ultimate 64bit just fresh-installed on the 80gb, but all my stuff on the 640gb where I was using win xp pro. can I simply add the 640gb into one logical C: drive using 'expand volume' without destroying any data, or do I need to image all this stuff and reformat?
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