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

    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

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    I guess it's a partition of a single drive.

    D:\ could be a backup or recovery partition.

    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

    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.

    Noticed this before on my netbooks "My Computer" part. Just wondering if … 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.CheersJames



    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

    support.microsoft.com/kb/…000

    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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