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2 hardrives?


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stokie.dan

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ok i just bought a brand new laptop.
i have 2 hardrives on it (shows 2 in my computer) one called vista (c:) and other called data (e:).
the vista one looks like the normal one but what is the data one for?

sorry for being so thick but all other computers ive had have only had one hardrive.
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shard92

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It's for storing your data. If you save all your personal files there and windows gets corrupted and needs to be installed then you can just wipe out c: without touching d: and all your data will still be there. Not that it really matters but most likely it is actually one disk devided in two... Most laptops wont' take 2 physical hard drives... not enough room...
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ok i can back up all my important files, pics, music and stuff like that in the data hardrive?
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yes or you could just store them there in the first place... note if it is NOT a second physical drive you can still loose your data if the physical drive fails but still it is much better than having one drive with one partition... Good luck and enjoy your computer...
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