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Making two HDD's appears as one

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RevDave

#1
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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Mark L. Ferguson

#2
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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R

RevDave

#3
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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> "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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Mark L. Ferguson

#4
Convert Basic to dynamic disk. Do i lose all data? or what happens ...:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080329104602AAnm2ie

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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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>> Was this helpful? Then click the Ratings button. Voting helps the web
>> interface.
>> http://www.microsoft.com/wn3/locales/help/help_en-us.htm#RateAPostAsAnswer
>> 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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