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Old 12-19-2006, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan on going with the JBOD method. I have 2 320GB SATA hard drives.

When i instal windows xp, i plan on taking the 640GB hard drive space and i plan on making a 80GB partition to install the operating system. When windows is up and running, what will happen to 540 GB of unpartitioned space?
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nothing, it will remain unpartitioned.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i'm new to partitioning. How do i access that space? when i compete the install will it appear as another drive?

how do i access the rest of the space cause i wish to seperate the space into 2 equal partitions...

where do i c the space or how do i partition it again into two seperate drives?
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you'll have to partition the remaining space again using disk management in windows.
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so it wouldnt appear until i do the whole disk management process?
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so it wouldnt appear until i do the whole disk management process?
Yes. Start --> Run --> diskmgmt.msc (Windows XP)
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I personally like to use Partition Magic to manage my partitions.
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I personally like to use Partition Magic to manage my partitions.
but its not free and not everyone knows other methods to get it.
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how do i merge two partitions in windows partition management?

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but its not free and not everyone knows other methods to get it.
http://gparted.sf.net
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