Need info on how to add a new hard drive while keeping my old one intact?

By jesseboura9
Nov 20, 2007
  1. I have a computer with a 250 GB hard drive that is nearly all used so I want to add a new hard drive for extra capacity, what steps should I follow in order to do this properly? Also is their a way to put the old hard drive and new hard drive as the same Drive type and have a C: drive with 500 GB's of storage to use.
  2. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 238

    Not sure if you can make both of them set to "C". But its real easy to set up a second drive. Make sure that the jumper is set to "slave". Then pop it in there hook it all up and that is pretty much it. Then presto you have another drive.
  3. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 115

    you wont be able to set it up as "c:" ,but like sam said, just hook it up and set to slave
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    In theory, you could convert the drives to dynamic disks and have one huge filesystem spanning both of the drives, but this would be way too much of a hassle and pretty risky.
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