How to best use extra hard drives with Win8 Laptop Tags: Hard Drives Laptops CES Storage Product Last response: December 1, 2012 10:45 PM in Storage Share LarryS2 December 1, 2012 10:32:48 PM Hello, How can I use extra laptop hard drives for additional external storage with my future Win 8 laptop? I am getting a Win 8 laptop in the next few weeks (maybe after CES in January when new laptops are announced making some 2012 models less expensive). I have about 12 laptop size 3.5" PATA (IDE) hard drives left over from various laptop projects. They are 5,400 rpm and 7,200 rpm; and 40 GB, 80 GB and 100 GB. "Windows 8 can consolidate multiple hard disks and consider them one drive called a Storage Space. Pieces of your data are distributed among the different disks in the storage space, allowing your PC to write and read to multiple hard disks at the same time instead of just one. Storage Spaces also lets you maintain completely redundant backups of your data. For example, you can set two drives to "mirror" each other. That way, even if one drive fails, the other one will continue working and retain access to your ever-important information." How can I use the extra drives for additional external storage with my Win 8 laptop? More about : extra hard drives win8 laptop inzone a b D Laptop a c 119 G Storage December 1, 2012 10:45:13 PM You would get an externa enclosure that can hold a large number of drives. It would also depend on your budget but you could start with something like this; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to best use extra hard drives with Win8 Laptop Forum how to add and Extra Hard Drive (hybrid ssd+hdd) to my laptop Asus g75vw and re-install win7 in the new hard drive and have th Forum SolvedCloning my old hard drive to a new one and then using it as extra storage. Forum Hi, I have laptop Lenovo ThinkPad w510, Ram 4 GB, Hard 500GB, Core i7, 1.6 proces. Graphic 1 GB Dedicated. I am using Win8 pro Forum HP g4 laptop that came with Win8 won't recognize Win7 on a different hard drive? Forum How to use laptop hard drive as a external usb drive Forum how to connect laptop to tv using vga to hdmi cable having win8 Forum How to use Hitachi Deskstar 500gb internal hard drive from defunkt pc as an external drive on my laptop Forum How am I going to put an extra hard drive on my system if it has an OS on it? Forum SolvedHow to use two hard drives for one computer. Forum Can I use an old extra Hard Drive to improve current PC? Forum How do you used two hard drives for laptop Forum SolvedHow to use two hard drives...Windows 7 Forum Solvedhow to dual-boot CentOS 6.4 and Windows 8 on a laptop with two hard drives? Forum How to use laptop hard drive as a external usb drive Forum SolvedBuying a used laptop with no hard drive- how do I check that it works? Forum How to use Desktop Computer Hard Drive to Laptop Forum SolvedCan I use a desktop hard drive in my laptop? Forum SolvedHow to use 2 hard drives as 1 Forum How to use a Dual hard drive on laptop Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !