Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Combining 2 hdds?

Last response: in Storage
Share
June 28, 2012 2:29:23 AM

Ok so my HHD is full so i got a new one and pluged it in and it works. But one hdd is on disk 0 and the other is on disk 1 and i cant combind them. I tried doing this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qptUDq-kMpg and i cant extend the volume. I think its because the hdds are on different disks because in the vid they are on the same disk. So how would i get them on the same disk.

More about : combining hdds

a b G Storage
June 28, 2012 3:16:36 AM

A Hamburgl3r said:
Ok so my HHD is full so i got a new one and pluged it in and it works. But one hdd is on disk 0 and the other is on disk 1 and i cant combind them. I tried doing this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qptUDq-kMpg and i cant extend the volume. I think its because the hdds are on different disks because in the vid they are on the same disk. So how would i get them on the same disk.


To solve this problem, you have two choice.
First. Buy a hardware raid controller, then build hardware raid 0.
Requirement: your motherbord must support raid
Advantage: The raid0 will speed up the performance of data reading and writing
Disadvantage: you need to build the raid first then reinstall OS on this raid

Second: Convert these two disk into dynamic disk, and then partition it, leave a single simple volume for OS, and build other volume (both on disk 1 and disk 2) as spanned volume or stripe volume (software raid 0).
Requirement: Your OS must support dynamic disk, most Windows Home Edtition do not support this.
Advantage: compare to first method, this one is easier.
Disadvantage: some applications could not work under dynmaic disk, such as Ghost,
m
0
l
June 28, 2012 3:41:35 AM

I am doing the seconde one but when i go to Convert one of the hdd to dynamic disk it says after i convert i cant start installed operationg system so what should i do??
m
0
l
Related resources
June 28, 2012 4:36:42 AM

So I am trying to get on HDD with my os and data on it to combine with the new empty HDD.
m
0
l
a b G Storage
June 28, 2012 7:09:35 AM

A Hamburgl3r said:
I am doing the seconde one but when i go to Convert one of the hdd to dynamic disk it says after i convert i cant start installed operationg system so what should i do??


What's your OS version? That warning doesn't mean your os could not boot up 100% after convert to dynamic. Becasue the stability of dynamic disk is not as good as basic disk, therefore the system is just give you a precautionary

warning. BTW, why you want to combine them into one? I think to build hardware raid 0 is the best choice.
m
0
l
June 28, 2012 7:22:16 AM

I am running win 7 home premium version 6.1 (build 7608: service pack 1). I was also trying to just make a clone of my 500gb to my 2tb but not long into the cloning process it came up with an error and faild to clone. I tried like 3 different programs but they all had an error. Is there like a transfer cable or something so i can just transfer my os and data to my new hdd??
m
0
l

Best solution

a b G Storage
June 28, 2012 7:56:32 AM

A Hamburgl3r said:
I am running win 7 home premium version 6.1 (build 7608: service pack 1). I was also trying to just make a clone of my 500gb to my 2tb but not long into the cloning process it came up with an error and faild to clone. I tried like 3 different programs but they all had an error. Is there like a transfer cable or something so i can just transfer my os and data to my new hdd??


Winodws 7 HOME premium? It could not support dynamic disk, if you want to migrate your OS to new hard disk, as I know, AOMEI Partition Assistnat Home Edtition adn Parogan Migrate OS tool could do this job. However, here I find an article about how to migrate system to SSD? (I think they are the same to migrate your OS to new HDD).
I forget one things, the software which mentioned in that article is not free, you could use the freeware which integrate the system migration function. You could find it in CNET
Share
June 28, 2012 8:07:30 AM

How big is your documents folder? I it is fairly big with 1000's of pics and mp3s etc you can tell Windows to relocate it to the new drive.
m
0
l
June 28, 2012 4:05:24 PM

well i just spent $36 on this program and it does not work...I go to copy disk drive but at boot up it fails and just re boots to how it was.
m
0
l
June 28, 2012 6:17:31 PM

quesionboy said:
Winodws 7 HOME premium? It could not support dynamic disk, if you want to migrate your OS to new hard disk, as I know, AOMEI Partition Assistnat Home Edtition adn Parogan Migrate OS tool could do this job. However, here I find an article about how to migrate system to SSD? (I think they are the same to migrate your OS to new HDD).
I forget one things, the software which mentioned in that article is not free, you could use the freeware which integrate the system migration function. You could find it in CNET


I did what you said and it works so now i have hdd c, e and p. i just put all the stuff from c to e so now can i remove hdd c?
m
0
l
June 28, 2012 6:34:47 PM

Never mind i got every thing to work now. Thanks for your help
m
0
l
a b G Storage
June 29, 2012 1:03:26 AM

A Hamburgl3r said:
Never mind i got every thing to work now. Thanks for your help


That's my honor :sol:  , if you got other problem, share it on the fourm. Then you will find the answer.
m
0
l
July 6, 2012 11:23:42 AM

Best answer selected by A hamburgl3r.
m
0
l
!