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I have a Maxtor 6Y120Lo internal hard drive which is my "C" drive it is nearly full Can I add another hard drive and double my "C" drive

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Your C drive is the heart of your data. That will be where your operating system and program files will be located. If you want to store more data, adding another drive will work just fine, internal or external. The letter will be different so you can tell where your program files are and where your personal files are. If you need more space for programs you will want to change out your C drive for a bigger hard drive.

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You can add another hard drive, but it won't double your C drive; it will just show up as another hard drive.

However, using a program like Acronis, you can hook up the 2nd hard drive, make an exact image of your c drive on the new drive, then connect the new drive in the old drive's place and there you have added more space on your c drive as it will automatically become the c drive.

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