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#21105 15-Apr-2008 22:05
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Is it possible to combine 2 laptop hdd's into one big one?

In a laptop of mine, it has 2 100gb hdd's and rather than have 2 100gb partitions, it would be best to have one big one. Is this possible and if so how?

By the way, the hdds are IDE hdds, one is a seagate and i'm not entirely sure on the other one, maybe a toshiba? or HP/Compaq.

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#123863 15-Apr-2008 22:48
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You could use Acronis and move one partition to a large HDD. Then replace the drives boot from the larger drive and then move the second partition.

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  #123871 15-Apr-2008 23:07
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Software RAID 0, stripe set.

Windows... not possible with boot OS on the stripe but you can partition off an area for Windows that is not part of the stripe. Windows will not be able to read the strip either. 8(

Linux, sure, with some black OSS magic. See here for an non-exhaustive example of what is possible (and the risks)


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  #124210 16-Apr-2008 22:32
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sounds confusing :D ill look into the acronis thing.

The laptop is running XP Professional.

Is it a simple thing in the acronis software to do it freitasm?

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