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Local Disk's (C:) and (D:)

James... Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Noticed this before on my netbooks "My Computer" part. Just wondering if this is two seperate hard drives. It's 160GB in total, well each has 71GB total size. The (D:) is empty at the moment.

Its a Samsung NC10 if it makes a difference.

If they are seperate, can I move all my Music and pictures to the (D:) and just use the other for college/university work? Just dont want to fill the C disk up with music which may make all the college stuff run slowly.

Cheers
James
James... Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I guess it's a partition of a single drive.
#2
D:\ could be a backup or recovery partition.
#3
It will just be 1 drive split into 2 data sections on the drive called partitions.

Normally the 2nd drive is due to a recovery sector being seperate from windows in case your Windows section gets corrupted or a virus.
banned#4
Sounds like one drive with a partition on it.

use one for programs and games and the other for files/docs/and photos/music ect.
#5
Noticed this before on my netbooks "My Computer" part. Just wondering if this is two seperate hard drives. It's 160GB in total, well each has 71GB total size. The (D:) is empty at the moment.

Its a Samsung NC10 if it makes a difference.

If they are seperate, can I move all my Music and pictures to the (D:) and just use the other for college/university work? Just dont want to fill the C disk up with music which may make all the college stuff run slowly.

Cheers
James


As others have said it's 1 HDD split into a possible 3 partitions C: and D: visible and the recovery partition will more than likely be hidden from windows (explorer)

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6663/23479874.th.png


Start / run compmgmt.msc
then Disk Management
will show you all hdd and partitions

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

Save your college work on D: your photos on D: Important docs etc . That way if you ever need to recover C: you do not lose your work.

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