How can I use my other memory disk?


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    How can I use my other memory disk?


    So my PC has 2 memory disks, one with 230 gigs and one with 900+. I've been using the 230 gigabyte one for a while now but it's nearly full and I have another drive with 900 gigabytes sitting unused. How can I "move" my computer to that drive?
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    One way I use most is to create new folders on the larger drive for Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos then periodically Move from the same folders under C:\Users\Bert.
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    beanman94 said:
    So my PC has 2 memory disks, one with 230 gigs and one with 900+. I've been using the 230 gigabyte one for a while now but it's nearly full and I have another drive with 900 gigabytes sitting unused. How can I "move" my computer to that drive?

    You can hook up the 230 GB disk and the 900 GB disk and "clone" the 230 GB disk to the 900 GB disk.

    OR.... you can use the 230GB disk for Windows and the 900 GB disk for storage.


    I use my smallest disk for Windows, and everything else for storage...



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    For example... as well as what @Berton said, you can install a game on a storage disk, and just put the shortcut for the game on your C:\ drive.
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    1.
    So my PC has 2 memory disks,
    I think you mean two drives - disks
    Is the 1TB - the 900 GB sitting unused in the computer

    2. Basically the answer is you use Macrium the free edition to image the drive that is nearly full and then deploy the image to the unused drive. For the restore of the image to the unused drive you need the rescue media. See below
    OR you clone the nearly full drive to the unused one

    3. Here is the download link
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free


    4. Full user guide
    http://updates.macrium.com/reflect/v...df?src=sidebar

    5. see page 139 cloning a disk

    6. OR if you have another drive you can image the nearly full disk to that other drive
    then take out the nearly full disk
    replace it with the unused one and then restore the image to the unused one

    7. see page
    107 for the image and page 191 for restore to the 900GB drive

    8. Make sure you create the rescue media before you start the clone or the image
    see page 300

    9. If you are going to try the clone - you put the disk that is nearly unused in the computer or connect it USB and clone the nearly full disk to the 900 GB one
    The clone will delete anything on the disk - known as the destination disk so make sure there is nothing you need
    After the clone is complete - You MUST take out the source disk that is the nearly full one and put the cloned disk in the SAME SATA port etc as the original was -BEFORE you boot the computer from the new disk.

    10. If it will not load windows from that cloned disk the above mentioned destination disk - you boot from the rescue media


    11. The full detailed instructions are on that link.
    If having read them carefully you have any questions please ask.
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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    What Ghot said
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  6. spunk's Avatar
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    As @Ghot and @AddRAM said, you can leave the 230 GB C: drive have Windows and you can Move your User Files to the 1TB Data D: drive. First, create a folder on the Data drive call it User, or whatever. Then open this folder and create each folder that is under C:\Users\[UserName] (ie) create a Desktop, Documents folder etc in this new folder on the Data drive. Now Move the location of each folder under C:\Users\UserName to it's prospective folder in the new folder on the D: Data drive Here is instructions for doing the Desktop folder, you can do this for every Directory in the UserName folder. this will free a lot of space on your 230 GB drive. In the Future, when you save something to, lets say, to the Documents folder, it will save it on your Data D: drive.
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