View Full Version : Joining Server hard drives?

01-23-2006, 05:24 PM
I want to extend the hard drive space on my server by adding it on from the 100 gigabytes I have from a usb hard drive. The computer (xp pro sp2) detects it as a hard drive and not in the 'removable hardware' section. I need to join them to make them one disc (virtually) and so the 80 gig internal drive add the 100 gig which will show a local drive of 180 gigabytes.

has anyone done this before? Is their maybe some software which can do this?

01-24-2006, 12:13 AM
In windows you can do it if you convert the two drives to dynamic drives, then you can use spanned volumes that would do what you want.

01-24-2006, 12:13 PM
Im very happy to know that it's possible!!! But out of my lack of knowledge im sorry to say i have no idea wat dynamic drives are and spanned volumes. Thanx for any simple explanation! (i havent found any definitions else where)

01-24-2006, 05:25 PM
Yeah it's possible alright...extending the partition of the hard disk onto another is fairly simple to do - I think Partition magic would do it, although I don't trust it.
Acronis Disk Director will most likely do it for you.

01-25-2006, 02:03 AM
Here is a brief overview of what dynamic disks are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_disk