need some assistand with hard drive

Asus / A7266-d
February 18, 2009 at 23:13:27
Specs: windows server 2008, 2gb
need to know if there is a possible way to merge c d e f g; drives together

i got this software that says they need to be adjacent hard drives.

i have them setup with raid controller. 0 to 4

seems like there isn't a way because I tried paragon partition manager and didn't work also

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February 19, 2009 at 13:56:48
Any software applications that used to look for those drives will fail, so you know that before you start.

You could use ntbackup and install to alt location.

Could attach drives as folders and leave it as it is.

Robocopy might work.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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February 19, 2009 at 15:03:06
thank you

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February 22, 2009 at 22:46:29
i happen to figure that robocopy and ntbackup

all do is copy data from one hard drive to the other.

now that im here, i wanted to ask from scratch
how would i merge all five hard drives. to one only using raid controller, lets say i want id 0,1,2,3,4 to be as one. is there a way to do that. i know you cant do it by installing operating system but before is there a way to do it

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February 23, 2009 at 05:21:15
If the software you have is compatible with the version of Windows you are using then what you wish to do IS possible. You just need to merge the partitions in the correct order.

That said, I recommend you NOT merge the partitions. You are better off with multiple partitions for many reasons. Look at the link below about partition management.

I bet you don't have a single backup of any of your personal files. That should be your first concern.

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February 23, 2009 at 07:17:43
After re-reading your original post it seems like you may have 4 physical drives. If this is correct then the only method to have all the drives use ONLY the C: label is to create a dynamic volume. If you are using WinXP home you don't have that option.

At any rate I strongly advise against doing that. Creating a dynamic volume is a one way street. You can't undo it. Any failure of any of the disks will most likely render all inaccessible.

There is a good use for dynamic volumes but when used they are also usually mirrored so the data on the array won't be lost in case of drive failure.

Special more expensive drives are normally used too.

What is your reason for wanting this? Look at the link below.

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