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Dynamic Disk - Adjusting on Live System

by Powlaz / November 20, 2006 4:10 AM PST

I'm wondering . . . I have a PC with a 10GB HDD that is filled to it's brim and a host of other 10GB HDDs laying around. 20GB more than satisfies my basic needs. Is it possible for me to add another 10GB HDD to my system and change the disk types to Dynamic (using the Manage Computer screen)so it will then appear that I have a 20GB HDD?

Is that how it works? Than I should be able to run the defragmenter and show the PC that it has a little more breathing room right?

The disk doesn't erase when you change the disk type, right?

Thanks for the answers,


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No but I have seen them go missing or blank.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 4:27 AM PST

Do you have a backup before you attempt this?


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OK . . . that's enough for me
by Powlaz / November 22, 2006 12:46 AM PST

So you're saying that it can be done but the risk is that something disappears?

So my choice is to backup the HDD (I love Acrnois) that is loaded and then install the second disk and change the disk type etc., or wing it and potentially run recovery software to recover the partition?

Let's say we err on the side of caution.



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