Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Adding another HDD to my comp without format?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Adding another HDD to my comp without format?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I have only 6GB of space left and i want to add another HDD without formating the drive and reinstalling windows. Is there any kind of way of doing this? Or if that is not possible than copy this hdd onto a bigger one.
post #2 of 5
Are you talking about adding one to your raptor array, or adding one as a storage drive?
Space Heater
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon W3520 Foxconn Bloodrage Sapphire 4890 Toxic 12GB Corsair DDR3 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 60GB|4.5TB Storage A POS LG one.. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster 2443BWX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 PC Power & Cooling 750w Antec 1200 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
A POS BestBuy one.. 
  hide details  
Reply
Space Heater
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon W3520 Foxconn Bloodrage Sapphire 4890 Toxic 12GB Corsair DDR3 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 60GB|4.5TB Storage A POS LG one.. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster 2443BWX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 PC Power & Cooling 750w Antec 1200 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
A POS BestBuy one.. 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by br3nd064 View Post
Are you talking about adding one to your raptor array, or adding one as a storage drive?
Well i am using one of my raptors the rest arent even in my case so i just want to add one
post #4 of 5
If you just wanna put it in and use it for storage you won't have to do anything. The only reason you would have to do anything with your windows installation is if you wanna put the other drive in as part of a RAID array with your current drive. Then you would have to reformant the drive. Honestly though a raptor is plenty fast without RAID, I would just install the other drives in the case for extra storage and not mess with the system drive.
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3ghz 24/7 XFX 750i XFX 8800gt Alpha Dog! 2gb OCZ SLI edition DDR2-800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 setup for OS and 750gb/500gb storage drives DVD/CD RW w/ lightscribe Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Westinghouse 22w2! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
some wireless deal with media keys Ultra 650w Ultra Aluminus Full Tower a cheapy 
Mouse Pad
mah desk 
  hide details  
Reply
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3ghz 24/7 XFX 750i XFX 8800gt Alpha Dog! 2gb OCZ SLI edition DDR2-800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 setup for OS and 750gb/500gb storage drives DVD/CD RW w/ lightscribe Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Westinghouse 22w2! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
some wireless deal with media keys Ultra 650w Ultra Aluminus Full Tower a cheapy 
Mouse Pad
mah desk 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
If you want to add a drive to the array, then you'll have to reformat. If you just want to add one for storage, then you don't have to. Just connect it and start transferring files over.
Space Heater
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon W3520 Foxconn Bloodrage Sapphire 4890 Toxic 12GB Corsair DDR3 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 60GB|4.5TB Storage A POS LG one.. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster 2443BWX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 PC Power & Cooling 750w Antec 1200 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
A POS BestBuy one.. 
  hide details  
Reply
Space Heater
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon W3520 Foxconn Bloodrage Sapphire 4890 Toxic 12GB Corsair DDR3 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Vertex 2 60GB|4.5TB Storage A POS LG one.. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung Syncmaster 2443BWX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 PC Power & Cooling 750w Antec 1200 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
A POS BestBuy one.. 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Adding another HDD to my comp without format?