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Two Hard drives recognized as one?

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February 1, 2009 11:43:28 PM

Hi everyone,
Simple question- Can I have 2 hard drives be recognized as one? i.e. Instead of C:= 40gb and G: = 40gb, can I just have C = 80gb? The drives are IDE ATA on a DELL Dimension 2400. This is the first time I have had a comp with 2 HDD's and I am not sure how to run them if they are seen as seperate devices
Any help would be phat- please respond via email if you have any ideas or suggestions other than upgrading my computer- its not really an option right now.

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February 2, 2009 12:07:04 AM

You can, but it would require RAID. With IDE, this would usually require an add in card.
February 2, 2009 12:15:08 AM

cjl said:
You can, but it would require RAID. With IDE, this would usually require an add in card.

ok. 2 more things then- how much does the hardware for the add in card cost, and if I choose to keep them seperate, is there a way to automatically route the data between the HDs? oh also the " new" HD is out of another Dell Dimension 2400 so should I format it and install windows on it sperately?
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