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Old 11-12-2008, 07:20 AM   #31 (permalink)
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lol no problem these kinds of mistakes are easy to make, and I should know, I've made plenty!


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Old 11-20-2008, 02:19 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I just bought a second drive because my first one is full. I want it to act just like a second drive so when I click on my computer I can see 2 drives and choose to store certain files on it. How would I hook these up?


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Put it in, fire it up, and format it (if it needs it). Windows will automatically assign it a drive letter, and you are in business.

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Asuming your using windows go:
Control panel--> Performance & maintenance--> administrative tools---> computer management ---> disk management then right click on the unformatted disk and format it ntfs
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Druid, for your first quesiton (about why 2 drives and not 1), if you have ONE mid size hard drive (say 250gigs), and it gets filled up, it would be kind of silly to get a 500 Gig drive, move everything off the 250 drive and toss it.... right?

Also, I want to note here..... RAID 1 IS NOT A GOOD MEANS OF BACKUP.
Many people think this is the case, as I too once did. RAID 1 is simply to protect data from DRIVE FAILURE, that is ALL. RAID 1 does NOT protect against user error. If you delete it from the array, it's gone. After a LOOOOONG night and MANNNNNNY drinks at a pub, I used my computer, and woke up the next morning to find over 300 GIGS of music, photo's, and movies were deleted from my network drive... I gave up RAID 1 at that point. LUCKILY, I had some nice recovery software, and recovered 90% of my pics, 100% of my music, and 50% of my movies. The movies were no big deal, because they were ripped to the media server from my DVD collection.
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its pretty simple.
if you dont mind losing all your data, use RAID 0.

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