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Old 03-12-2004, 05:55 PM
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double you hard drive space


You can now double your hard drive's space - e.g. extend 80GB drive to 160GB. Very easy if you follow instructions, and does not require you to go deep in hardware.

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=14597



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Old 03-12-2004, 05:57 PM
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Ill look into this

Im assuming more space will make it run a little faster in processing,etc.........

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Way 2 complicated for me

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Old 03-12-2004, 05:59 PM
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mabe there is way to make unlimated HD

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Old 03-12-2004, 06:00 PM
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I remember something like this could be done before with raid controllers, while setting them in mirror mode. while copying 200MB drive on another one, you could make the second drive 400MB (and sell it for the price of 400MB )

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Old 03-12-2004, 06:40 PM
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Did you follow the link at Update III? Sounds like something to stay away from

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Old 03-13-2004, 11:06 AM
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I wouldnt try it......I would probably mess something up

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Old 03-13-2004, 11:29 AM
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I'll give it a go would be intersted to see what happens. I should havea couple of old disk laying around that I can experimant with. Will probably be a week or so before I get to it, howver I will reported back when and if.

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Old 03-13-2004, 02:12 PM
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Definitely won't try this on a production machine. If someone tries this, please post your results: I'm interested to see if it does work.

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Old 03-13-2004, 02:24 PM
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I doubled my HD space by removing all the pr0n.

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Old 03-13-2004, 02:56 PM
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Its definitely not reccomended.

From talking to an expert: The extra space is used for error prevention. Once a sector fails (which they do all the time), it is mirrored onto the 'extra' space.

If you do this, you can end up with a hard disk that is about as useful as a brick.

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Old 03-13-2004, 03:15 PM
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Its definitely not reccomended.

From talking to an expert: The extra space is used for error prevention. Once a sector fails (which they do all the time), it is mirrored onto the 'extra' space.

If you do this, you can end up with a hard disk that is about as useful as a brick.
Hey I bought a Brick on eBay and some smart arse delivered a $3000 laptop. I was well pissed I can tell ya.

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Old 03-13-2004, 04:38 PM
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I doubled my HD space by removing all the pr0n.
Only doubled

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Old 03-13-2004, 07:24 PM
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Careful with deleting hidden partitions containing original configuration mirrors. Some PC manufacturers have started to not provide recovery discs, but instead their software simply copies the recovery partition over to the main one if you want to restore your original configuration.

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Old 03-13-2004, 07:41 PM
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Careful with deleting hidden partitions containing original configuration mirrors. Some PC manufacturers have started to not provide recovery discs, but instead their software simply copies the recovery partition over to the main one if you want to restore your original configuration.
Trust some horrible sensible person to come along and ruin a perfectly good plan. I was thinking to approach all my cutomers and for a small fee offer to double there disk size, I woulkd have become a millionaire over night or at the least had enougn money for a holiday .

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