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I want to link 2 installed hard drives on my laptop

My drive c: says its down to 28% free space (it's 105GB), I've installed a 2nd hard drive, 320GB and want to link the two drives to read as one drive. Is this possible? or should I move/re-install software onto the 2nd hard drive. In other words, I'd like to make the larger drive my main drive.

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    And I do this How???

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    Ok, but how do I link them together???

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You cant link them together as they are logical DOS drives.

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    You will need to copy ALL files from your old drive to your new one. Google 'copy drives' or 'drive copy' for some free software to do it.

    When done, remove the cable from the old drive - and put the new drive in it's place. Make sure 'MSTR' is on the new drive selected so windows/dos knows that it is the primary drive.

    If this works and windows boots fine THEN you can format the old drive and use it as back up.

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