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Old 09-13-06, 08:28 AM
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Any way to 'merge' drives in Windows?

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i'm wondering if there's any way to merge drives in windows.. in other words, take 2 (say 300GB) hard drives and assign them to 1 drive letter, with 600GB available on that 'drive'.

can this be done? if so, is it possible to specify where something is (physically) stored when you put something on the drive (like whether it gets stored on drive1 or drive2)?

thanks in advance..
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extended or spanned volume, forgot which one even though i made it on a few test servers recently

i don't think you can do it for your c drive though. may need to convert to dynamic disk
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309044/

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308424/
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thanks.

am i correct to assume that you can't do this with external drives?
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You can also mount a partition under a NTFS folder (in Disk Management), for example, c:\300G

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