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How to "merge" 2 partitions, Disk 0 & Disk 1, One HDD

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xHamsterHQ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Looking at your disk management screen, you have two physical hard drives. Disk 0 and disk 1 Drive C:\ Disk 1 has 99% free space. I'm guessing Windows is installed to E which has 60% free space. The unallocated must have been D. The only way I know to make your two drives look like one drive is to go dynamic. I wouldn't go that way myself. I'd install Windows to Disk 0 and use disk 1 for Data. The other way to do it on the one drive is to repartition Disk 0 into two separate partitions.
    My E drive has not Windows installed, its clearly C drive and its so empty because its a fresh install. My E drive is a special partition made by the manufactors of this pc with all the drives instead of giving a CD i think.
    and i only have one HD not 2. its a 3TB drive ive been splitting a long time ago. never had problems with it but then it made the pc think it has 2 HD's. its a very weird thing..
    As far as I know If it was just one drive there would only be a Drive 0 in disk management, split or not. Drive 0 and Drive 1 in disk management denote physical disk drives. Both of your screen shots show two hard drives. What does the BIOS show?
    yeah i never seen this before, split or not always was the same thing until now.
    It is still just one single HD i dont know what happened to it. and the bios shows it as 2 drives too.
    Could it be because i used various dual-boot OS's ? i used my D drive for few dual boots past this and last year.

    This harddrive is split into
    ST1500DL003-9VT16L
    ST2000DL003-9VT166

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by xHamsterHQ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xHamsterHQ View Post

    My E drive has not Windows installed, its clearly C drive and its so empty because its a fresh install. My E drive is a special partition made by the manufactors of this pc with all the drives instead of giving a CD i think.
    and i only have one HD not 2. its a 3TB drive ive been splitting a long time ago. never had problems with it but then it made the pc think it has 2 HD's. its a very weird thing..
    As far as I know If it was just one drive there would only be a Drive 0 in disk management, split or not. Drive 0 and Drive 1 in disk management denote physical disk drives. Both of your screen shots show two hard drives. What does the BIOS show?
    yeah i never seen this before, split or not always was the same thing until now.
    It is still just one single HD i dont know what happened to it. and the bios shows it as 2 drives too.
    Could it be because i used various dual-boot OS's ? i used my D drive for few dual boots past this and last year.

    This harddrive is split into
    ST1500DL003-9VT16L
    ST2000DL003-9VT166
    Open up your case and have a look inside. I think you'll find two hard drives, not just one. Those are hardware ID's for the drives.
    ST1500DL003-9VT16L > Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    ST2000DL003-9VT166 > Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
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  3. #13


    Hi,i hope i can help you.Im assuming D is just a data partition and doesnt contain the page file, boot files or a second operating system. If so, merge the partitions by removing D and extending C, as follows:

    1. Back up to an external device any important data on D and, optionally, move the same important data from D to C.
    2. Right-click Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management, then right-click the graphic of the D partition and select Delete. The partition returns to Unallocated for a Primary Partition or Free Space if its a Logical Drive within an Extended Partition. Delete the partition if it is an Extended partition.
    3. Now right-click the graphic of the C partition and select Extend.

    If you think this is a little complicated,you can use a third-party sowftare like Aomei Partition Assistant to do this ,but you still have to make a full backup.

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  4. #14


    Posts : 7
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xHamsterHQ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

    As far as I know If it was just one drive there would only be a Drive 0 in disk management, split or not. Drive 0 and Drive 1 in disk management denote physical disk drives. Both of your screen shots show two hard drives. What does the BIOS show?
    yeah i never seen this before, split or not always was the same thing until now.
    It is still just one single HD i dont know what happened to it. and the bios shows it as 2 drives too.
    Could it be because i used various dual-boot OS's ? i used my D drive for few dual boots past this and last year.

    This harddrive is split into
    ST1500DL003-9VT16L
    ST2000DL003-9VT166
    Open up your case and have a look inside. I think you'll find two hard drives, not just one. Those are hardware ID's for the drives.
    ST1500DL003-9VT16L > Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    ST2000DL003-9VT166 > Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    well i can say you were right. ive opened the thing again, and found the HD's on top of eachother looking like its only 1. thank you for your help
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  5. #15


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    No problem. Now you know what you have to work with and can go on from there. If it was me I'd back up all my data to external media and start over, wiping both drives.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 7
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    No problem. Now you know what you have to work with and can go on from there. If it was me I'd back up all my data to external media and start over, wiping both drives.

    yeah already did that, my 1.5 tb drive was totally dead. i reinstalled windows at my 2tb drive temporary until i get my SSD.
    thanks again
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  7. #17


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by xHamsterHQ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    No problem. Now you know what you have to work with and can go on from there. If it was me I'd back up all my data to external media and start over, wiping both drives.

    yeah already did that, my 1.5 tb drive was totally dead. i reinstalled windows at my 2tb drive temporary until i get my SSD.
    thanks again
    That will work.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    @alphanumeric Good support. I tried to Rep you but got the "Spread Around" msg.
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  9. #19


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Thanks Miles, I've gotten that message from time to time too. For me its likely because I don't rep enough and end up repping the same people. To be honest its not something I pay much attention too.
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