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Old 07-20-2013, 04:13 AM   #1
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My primary C:\ drive is a 160gb ssd which is going to be reaching 80% soon. Is there any possibilities that another ssd can be added in as an extension/ expansion of the primary drive?

That means the OS will still reside in the primary C:\ drive but new programs will spill over into the extension drive...?
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You can use a mode called JBOD to combine the storage of two drives, and they will be accessed as a single drive. I think this is what you are looking for. However, as this is configured as a RAID mode, you will lose your data, so you will need to move your data, setup the mode, and move your data back. (I may be wrong, please double check this.)
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Thanks, Gabriel! My data is stored on separate drives so losing data is not an issue. I have a 60gb file waiting to be installed and this will give me the option not to have to replace/ reformat the current primary on a bigger drive.

However, I do understand that ssd(s) do not perform well once they are above 80%. Will it allow the 60gb file to be installed onto the expansion drive?
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Usually SSDs already separate part of the available space for overprovisioning. For instance, on 64 GB drives usually 4 GB is reserved for that, and you won't lose any performance at all, as far as I know.

Where the file will actually be stored is hard to say...
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