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new hard drive

By rpnrch ·
I'm installing an additional hard drive in my work computer. Is it best to add this in so that my computer reads this as a seperate hard drive, i.e. drive d, or is it best to have this viewed as an extension of the c drive?

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I prefer to have it separate

by DanLM In reply to new hard drive

I've never even contemplated it showing as an extension of C.

I also prefer to use additional drives as my storage space, thus I never save anything to the C drive in case I have to restore windows or start completely over with windows.

By having it as a separate drive, it makes it simpler to identify where you are storing things.


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Separate is best

by Mr.Wiz In reply to new hard drive

Separate is best unless you have RAID. If you put it in as an extension of C: and lose one drive for any reason, you'll lose all of your data on both drives unless you have a really good backup.

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Always separate.

by deepsand In reply to new hard drive

There is no advantage to having all HD space addressable under a single drive - although there are disadvantages to such - and many advantages to having it partitioned, both physically and logically.

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by rpnrch In reply to [i]Always[/i] separate.

thanks to all. I appreciate the advice.

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Our pleasure.

by deepsand In reply to thanks

Besides, we seldom get questions as easily answered as this, so that it's nice to get one where there's liitle chance of being either wrong or challenged by others!

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