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how to fit a file????

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caddi daddi

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I asked for data on three cars, these data sets are very, very large, the person (idiot) that assembled the data compiled it all into a single 1.5 TB file that now resides on my file server, the rig it needs to be on has 2, 1 TB drives and that is all the spinners it will hold.
can I simply extend the partition on the D drive to include the E drive and properly use the file?
I think I am asking if the two drives will act as one partition?
 

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Lochekey

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I know you can set up 2 drives to act as one partition using JBOD but I don't know if you can do that after both disks already have data on them.

Would it be possible to break the file apart?
 
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caddi daddi

caddi daddi

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the data that is on the two drive now I can transfer to the my server, so I can blank the drives.
I have to have the file on this rig to see how it's compiled.
 

Lochekey

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If your motherboard supports it you can set up the disks in JBOD mode through the raid controller and then Windows should see it as one large disk.

Update:
I did a little research as I have not tried this in awhile but apparently Windows now has this function baked into the disk management menu. You can set it up as a spanned volume through Windows and should be able to achieve the same results that way.
 
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caddi daddi

caddi daddi

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let me start this project!!!!!, I'll go a fishing in the bios!!!!!!!
 
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caddi daddi

caddi daddi

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asus ws board, I am just going to pull a larger drive from another rig and put it all on one.