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I've used raid0 before and i know how to do it... but i don't want to delete all my data again. What you're saying is that there is no way to combine the space from volume C to volume D? bummer dude frown.gif

Yes, I don't think that works.

There's a thing called "dynamic disk". If you convert a disk into that (it's in the right-click menu on the left side in disk management where it says "drive 0", "drive 1"), then you can create dynamic volumes. Those can fuse partitions from multiple dynamic disks into a single large one. The problem is you can only use that for data I'm pretty sure. You can't boot from a dynamic volume so you can't use it for C:. I can't find proof for that to show you right now. I'm failing to answer if it works or not with my Google search. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by deepor View Post

Yes, I don't think that works.

There's a thing called "dynamic disk". If you convert a disk into that (it's in the right-click menu on the left side in disk management where it says "drive 0", "drive 1"), then you can create dynamic volumes. Those can fuse partitions from multiple dynamic disks into a single large one. The problem is you can only use that for data I'm pretty sure. You can't boot from a dynamic volume so you can't use it for C:. I can't find proof for that to show you right now. I'm failing to answer if it works or not with my Google search. tongue.gif
You are correct. You can't use a dynamic drive for boot.
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Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post

You can't just add one drives extra storage to another drive like that. You will ether need to setup something like a JBOD configuration or do a real Raid setup.

maybe
http://www.techspot.com/news/46943-windows-8-adds-raid-like-storage-pooling-and-fault-tolerance.html



Personally you need to get a SSD for your OS. Hard Drives are such a bottleneck in that area it is not even funny. You can pick up refurbished SSD's on Newegg for around 50 bucks if you are looking to keep cost down. IMO One of the biggest upgrades one can make to their PC is moving their OS from a HDD to a SSD.
they are both SSD's, before i had 1 SSD and i used Raid0 for 2 500GB harddrives and that's where i stored my games. I've had a second SSD lying around since i bought an ultrabook and stopped using my laptop (which housed it until now) and decided to format it and put it in my PC today.
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Originally Posted by deepor View Post

Yes, I don't think that works.

There's a thing called "dynamic disk". If you convert a disk into that (it's in the right-click menu on the left side in disk management where it says "drive 0", "drive 1"), then you can create dynamic volumes. Those can fuse partitions from multiple dynamic disks into a single large one. The problem is you can only use that for data I'm pretty sure. You can't boot from a dynamic volume so you can't use it for C:. I can't find proof for that to show you right now. I'm failing to answer if it works or not with my Google search. tongue.gif
Nah, sounds like too much of a hassle. I honestly thought it was something simple and built into the OS but it seems that's not the case. I'll just keep it as a separate volume and get Origin or Steam to install games on it.
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