How to 'Un' mirror my hard drive?!?

February 7, 2010 at 02:27:00
Specs: Windows XP
Okay, so the guy who sold me this computer was a serious *ehem* and I had to take it to a friend of a friend yadda yadda to fix it. It was seriously messed up. Anyways, he tells me that since i had 160 GBs he mirrored my hard drive. That's all well and good, but I need my computer for my work ( which involves running the Adobe Master Suite, Maya 2010, Mudbox etc) and the left over disk space is not cutting it. I can't get ahold of this guy for the life of me... help :(

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February 7, 2010 at 05:21:52
Another Phantom computer tech wannabe:)) Was this a new machine? It's not hard to undo a backup job, but how did he do it, using what program? What does My Computer show? How many partitions do you have and what do they contain, i.e. operating system etc. If the backup is on, say a D partition, it can be deleted etc. Post back with more info if you can.

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February 7, 2010 at 07:25:03
"the left over disk space is not cutting it"

What does that mean?

If you have two 160GB HDDs in a mirrored array, HDD-2 is in exact copy of HDD-1.

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February 7, 2010 at 10:06:20
"I had to take it to a friend of a friend yadda yadda to fix it."

So, is it fixed or is it still broken. I'm lost.

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February 7, 2010 at 12:37:28
@ grasshopper


here's what i've got going on

Promise 1x2 mirror/RAID1 SCSI disk device - on my C drive.

It was a used computer, great machine, just needed some help.

@ jam - It's a 160GB machine, 80GB, however, are being used for back up storage, which i dont need since i have external hard drives and such for that. I need full power to do my work.

Sorry if i'm getting something wrong, I'm crap at this aspect of computers... did i misunderstand how it distributes the HDD?

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February 7, 2010 at 12:54:57
Sounds like you have two 80 gig scsi drives mirrored in a raid 1 setup. I don't know anything about raid setups, so I'm gonna bow out.

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