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Reddoug

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Hi All

I volunteer at a Computer for Schools organization that refurbishes computers. We have an order for some computers that need 80gb hdd's. We only have a limited amount that size and a lot of smaller hdd's. Is there a way to make two drives appear as one? Computers that we are using for this order are Dell GX270's with XP Pro.

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You could create a software RAID 0 and the drives will be seen as one volume. If one drive fails, the entire volume will be gone though. Just like a physical drive.
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Hi
Would the mother board have to support raid controller to be able to accomplish that?

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Tip: Using a RAID 0 array without backing up any changes made to its data at least daily is a loud statement that that data is not important to you.
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Hi

Today I installed two 40GB hdd's. I had wiped the drives. I partitioned the master drive with 10gb and 30gb partitions. I installed XP Pro in the 10gb partition. I made both drives dynamic disks so I could extend the partitions. I made 30gb of master drive and the 40gb of the slave drive so they show up as one logical drive. Might be simpler for the end users(students)to just have the two 40gb drives. Will see what they want to do.

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