Ugrading A Hard Disk

By damienb
May 17, 2006
  1. Hi all,
    Ive only got a 10gb hard disk and i want to upgrade. If i buy another bigger one and install it along side the other can I have it appear as only one drive on the PC. eg. if i buy a 40gb hard disk, install it. it only appears as one drive (C) with 50gb space?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you are using a proper operating system (non-Windows), then yes. Otherwise, no.
  3. eazy_duz_em

    eazy_duz_em TS Rookie Posts: 102

    windows will show you 2 Hard-Drives C:10GB, D:40GB.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,147   +597

    To make this work, you would have to install a RAID controller and implement STRIPING (raid-0).
    Without it, you would see two HD volumes.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Or just use LVM or CCD or any of the other disk management systems available for Unix-like OS. No fancy controllers needed.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19


    Please don`t start any more threads for this subject. Thanks.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. damienb

    damienb TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    i dont understand. what do i do then?
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You just wait for members to reply to this one.

    If you have further information regarding your problem, post it in this thread.

    That way the members who have already replied, will be aware of any new info.

    If no one replies, after 24 to 36 hours, feel free to bump this thread.

    Regards Howard :)
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What is the problem? You asked if something can be done and you got the answer. You can do whatever you like.
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