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Storage A quick question about a new HDD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Arghnews, 16 Sep 2012.

  1. Arghnews

    Arghnews New Member

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    Scenario: Friend of mine has a 500Gb HDD, which is full of games and he's running out of space.

    So he wants to buy an extra 1/2TB drive, and the question is can he combine them logically into
    one big C:// drive?

    Now, I believe there is an issue with having over 2.2TB as a booting drive and using MBR instead of GPT? But say with a 1TB drive then, is there any way he can combine his existing 500Gb drive with all his games and the OS with the new 1Tb drive to make 1.5TB C:// drive? With, or without, having to reinstall everything?
     
  2. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    The only ok way to do this is mount the drive as a directory instead of a letter. So for example you could make the entire drive appears as \games. You can't span drives if you can't convert to gpt, and I wouldn't reccomend doing that if you could.
     
  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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  4. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    You can't create MBR partitions larger than 2TB, but I think Windows 7 and 8 support booting from GPT disks.
     
  5. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Yes the most recent Windows do, but perhaps the system is older and does not have uefi which is also needed to be able to boot gpt. Even then I am not sure if it will allow you to make the boot a dynamic drive to add to spanned disks.
     

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