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How to combine two separate hard drive in to one

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February 10, 2010 10:17:39 AM

Hello,
how to combine two physical hard drives in to one?
a b G Storage
February 10, 2010 11:17:46 AM

Raid 0 or spanning.

That or stack them on a 100 ton press and hit the button. :) 
a b G Storage
February 10, 2010 1:54:52 PM

It's called a RAID array. With 2 physical drives, you could do a RAID 0 or 1 (assuming you have a RAID controller).

Here's some good reading.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID
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March 1, 2010 12:58:12 AM

aford10 said:
It's called a RAID array. With 2 physical drives, you could do a RAID 0 or 1 (assuming you have a RAID controller).

Here's some good reading.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID



How do I set the jumpers though?
a b G Storage
March 1, 2010 2:15:01 AM

Jumpers are the pins on the back of the hard drive. They look like this.
http://www.doublehammer.com/clinic/images/jumpers.jpg

Look at the label on the drives. They should say Master, Slave, or Cable select. The jumper should match the position of the IDE cable (end of the cable is master, middle is slave). The main drive is the master, the secondary drive is the slave.
a b G Storage
March 1, 2010 11:48:08 AM

Learner_10 said:
How do I set the jumpers though?


SATA or IDE? SATA drives dont have jumpers for Master/Slave. One drive per cable only.

IDE drives should be marked on the underside or on the label on which pins are what.
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