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    Question Joining Server hard drives?

    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?

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    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.
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    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)

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    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.

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    Here is a brief overview of what dynamic disks are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_disk
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