Help to Merge seperated hard drives on MacBook 60G

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by flowers&ladbugs, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. flowers&ladbugs macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I resently bought a MacBook 60G, that was particaly provided by a goverment grant for university and was set up for me whilst software I require was installed. During this proscess someone seperated my Macintosh hard drive in two, so I now have a Macintosh hard drive with 30G avaliable and another seperate drive containing the other 30G called data disk.
    This is a problem for my organisation of flies as I would like to store them in the appropriate folders music, documents, photos ect, contained in the Macintosh hard drive but it has already become full.
    Does anyone know how I could undo this and merge the two drives as one to be a 60G independent hard drive as it originaly was.
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    xSarahx
     
  2. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    Hi Sarah, and welcome to the forum. There are some apps out there that do it (like VolumeWorks), but everyone I know who has used them have reported flaws from basic mapping to entirely dead hard drives (more likely to happen when decreasing a partition size, but I still wouldn't recommend it). Your best option is to use another computer, dvd-rws, or an external drive to back up your user folder (or whole system using something like Carbon Copy Cloner) and blanking and reformatting, setting the drive to a single partition. Otherwise, you can just migrate some of the larger folders over to your unused partition (which is not a bad idea, as it leaves the rest of your OS partition with tons of scratch disc space). Good luck!
     

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