Windows 10: hdd Solved

  1.    04 Jul 2016 #1

    hdd


    If I resize my "C "hdd into two parts then formatting the unallocated space, which should show up as the next available letter, will the hdd be conciderd as two separate hdd? Will I be able to clone/copy each section? I think I know but need reassurance.
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  2.    04 Jul 2016 #2

    About the only limitation that you will have is that with most imaging programs you cannot make an image of one partition (say the C: drive partition) and save the image to the other partition because they are on the same physical drive. You can copy the individual partitions to an external drive, image them separately to an external drive, and copy files between them, if that is what you are asking.

    For managing your partitions, I highly recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard. Built-in Windows disk management is pretty limited in what you can do with it.

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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  3.    04 Jul 2016 #3

    Hi,

    robert said: View Post
    If I resize my "C "hdd into two parts then formatting the unallocated space, which should show up as the next available letter, will the hdd be conciderd as two separate hdd? Will I be able to clone/copy each section? I think I know but need reassurance.
    Clone/copy where to ?

    About the only limitation that you will have is that with most imaging programs you cannot make an image of one partition (say the C: drive partition) and save the image to the other partition because they are on the same physical drive
    I don't know about most imaging programs but you can take an image of partition c:\ and save it to partition d:\ on the same physical drive. Right?

    OP should formulate his/her question more clearly but a drive always remains a drive no matter how many partitions are on it. Also cloning, copying and imaging are all different things.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by fdegrove; 04 Jul 2016 at 19:00.
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       07 Jul 2016 #4

    About the only limitation that you will have is that with most imaging programs you cannot make an image of one partition (say the C: drive partition) and save the image to the other partition because they are on the same physical drive
    false info !!!
    Technically you can create a backup image from one partition to another partition on the same hard drive. However, it is not advisable to do so by having a backup image on the same drive in the event that the whole hard drive get broken/defected then there's no way to restore the image from.

    But if you have a laptop with a single HD then you'd have no choice but create a backup to another partition on the same HD..
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  5.    07 Jul 2016 #5

    topgundcp said: View Post
    false info !!!
    Technically you can create a backup image from one partition to another partition on the same hard drive.
    You are correct, I was mistaken. Thank you for the correct info.
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  6.    07 Jul 2016 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    But if you have a laptop with a single HD then you'd have no choice but create a backup to another partition on the same HD..
    That's where you would most definitely need an external or network drive.
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  7.    07 Jul 2016 #7

    Hi,

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    That's where you would most definitely need an external or network drive.
    That would be ideal but not a must IMHO.

    Cheers,
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  8.    08 Jul 2016 #8

    I don't see any value to be gained by storing a backup image on the same physical drive. I wouldn't even bother, if that was my only option.
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  9.    08 Jul 2016 #9

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I don't see any value to be gained by storing a backup image on the same physical drive. I wouldn't even bother, if that was my only option.
    It can be useful if an upgrade / update causes the system to crash, like the upcoming Anniversary upgrade.
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