One hard drive or two?

  Muergo 21:19 25 Jan 2011
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My new PC shows I have Drives C: 200Gb and D: 800Gb

Is this really two drives or one 1Tb partitioned?

Not opening case as don't want to break security sticker.

  GaT7 21:27 25 Jan 2011

Most likely one drive partitioned into 2 - unless they've started manufacturing 800Gb drives!

Look in Device Manager - you'll be able to tell one way or the other. G

  GaT7 21:27 25 Jan 2011

Or, even Disk Management. G

  woodchip 21:39 25 Jan 2011

As above one drive, but you could fit a extra to save stuff on just in case the other does a bunk

  Muergo 21:52 25 Jan 2011

Thanks for info, I hadn't thought about the peculiar sizes, must be partition,but wonder why they did it at all.

I am getting fazed, give it a rest till morning, been installing dozens of progs as still haven't extracted old files yet, see other thread re Acronis

  sunnystaines 16:13 26 Jan 2011

1] press start globe bottom r of screen
2] all programs
3] admin tools
4] select disk management from margin, [under storage if not visible]
5] if the chart shows disk 0 only its one hdd and you will see that it is divided into the partitions
or
if you see disk 0 and underneath disk 1 you have two hdd's

hope this helps

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