adding hard drives

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by amtctt, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. amtctt macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2006
    Ok, so, currently i have a Mac Pro, and i have a 250gb hard drive with a windows partition on it, formatted in Fat32, so about 35 gb for that partition. I am adding two 400 gb hd's, one will be my main hd with OS X only, the other will be a back up strictly for OS X; i will then make the current 250gb for windows only. So, i would like to know if there is a way to get the windows onto the 250 without reinstalling the OS. The only thing i could think of, is if i clone the 250 including the windows partition onto a 400 (would that even work?) then reformat the 250 for windows only, copy the windows partion from the 400 over to the 250 and then clear out the windows partition on the 400, would anything like that work, or am i just going to have to re-install windows? any other solutions i am up for.
  2. Schroedinger macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Not free, but there are programs (such as partition magic) out there that do what are called non destructive partitions. You can use such a program to expand the windows partition without destroying the data you have on it now.

    good luck.
  3. amtctt thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2006
    cool, i will look into that,
  4. Tracer macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    Why pay when you can use GParted (Free Download)?

    It'll boot into Linux with a very nice GUI which will help you partition your hard drives to your hearts desire.

    Note: It comes in an ISO, which will have to be burned to CD and then booted from (Hold Down Option Key @ Boot).


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