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Making two HDD's appears as one

  1. #1


    RevDave Guest

    Making two HDD's appears as one

    2 x 250GB HDD installed on Vista Ultimate PC. Disk 0 has MBR and data, disk 1
    is empty. Do I simply convert both disks to dynamic? Is there any risk to the
    HDD with the MBR? Will both HDD's then appear as a continuous volume?

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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Making two HDD's appears as one

    Yes.
    Dynamic disk

    A physical hard disk formatted for dynamic storage, which includes support
    for volumes that can span multiple disks.

    You are trying to do 'striping'. Note the use of the word 'formatted'

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    "RevDave" <RevDave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > 2 x 250GB HDD installed on Vista Ultimate PC. Disk 0 has MBR and data,
    > disk 1
    > is empty. Do I simply convert both disks to dynamic? Is there any risk to
    > the
    > HDD with the MBR? Will both HDD's then appear as a continuous volume?

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  3. #3


    RevDave Guest

    Re: Making two HDD's appears as one

    Thx. Re yr comment: Note the use of the word 'formatted'. Both HDD's are
    already formatted. Will conversion to dynamic format them again? Hopefully
    not or else disk 0 will lose data and MBR.

    "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

    > Yes.
    > Dynamic disk
    >
    > A physical hard disk formatted for dynamic storage, which includes support
    > for volumes that can span multiple disks.
    >
    > You are trying to do 'striping'. Note the use of the word 'formatted'
    >
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    > http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
    > Mark L. Ferguson
    > .
    >
    > "RevDave" <RevDave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:2FC7BD09-6FA5-4085-8E43-006B541DFF75@xxxxxx

    > > 2 x 250GB HDD installed on Vista Ultimate PC. Disk 0 has MBR and data,
    > > disk 1
    > > is empty. Do I simply convert both disks to dynamic? Is there any risk to
    > > the
    > > HDD with the MBR? Will both HDD's then appear as a continuous volume?
    >

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  4. #4


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Making two HDD's appears as one

    Convert Basic to dynamic disk. Do i lose all data? or what happens ...:
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...9104602AAnm2ie

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    "RevDave" <RevDave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Thx. Re yr comment: Note the use of the word 'formatted'. Both HDD's are
    > already formatted. Will conversion to dynamic format them again? Hopefully
    > not or else disk 0 will lose data and MBR.
    >
    > "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
    >

    >> Yes.
    >> Dynamic disk
    >>
    >> A physical hard disk formatted for dynamic storage, which includes
    >> support
    >> for volumes that can span multiple disks.
    >>
    >> You are trying to do 'striping'. Note the use of the word 'formatted'
    >>
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    >> interface.
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales...eAPostAsAnswer
    >> Mark L. Ferguson
    >> .
    >>
    >> "RevDave" <RevDave@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:2FC7BD09-6FA5-4085-8E43-006B541DFF75@xxxxxx

    >> > 2 x 250GB HDD installed on Vista Ultimate PC. Disk 0 has MBR and data,
    >> > disk 1
    >> > is empty. Do I simply convert both disks to dynamic? Is there any risk
    >> > to
    >> > the
    >> > HDD with the MBR? Will both HDD's then appear as a continuous volume?
    >>

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