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Hard disk drive partition

I have a new hard drive that i cloned from a failing one. the old one was around 60 Gb, and this new has 360 Gb. Then I realized the partition tables got cloned over, and now wonder how i can utilize the other 300 gb of storage.

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  • doveshampoo3 Mar 04, 2009

    i have a 80 gb hard drive and sata 160 gb hard drive using this how van i connect and format it

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Use a partition manager such as PartitionMagic to resize the cloned partition, that approach has always worked great for me.

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