As system volume can only be extended to contiguous

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As system volume can only be extended to contiguous free space regardless of whether it is a basic or a dynamic disk. So this system volume cannot be extended to a second disk. Rules for Extending Volumes 5:12-5:59 When you extend the volume onto another disk, you're only adding space to that disk. You are not adding other benefits like fault tolerance or an increase in speed. Let's review the rules for extending volumes. The first you need to know is whether your hard disk is a basic disk or a dynamic disk. On a basic disk, you can extend all volumes to contiguous free space,and this includes the system volume. If you have a dynamic disk, you can extend and span all volumes using non-contiguous free space. However, this system volume can only be extended to contiguous free space. It cannot span volumes. One final rule for extending and spanning is that the volumes must be formatted with NTFS. If you're using any other file system, you'll need to convert your volumes to NTFS before you can extend them. Summary 6:00-6:25 So to add space to an existing volume, you can use either a volume mount point or you can extend the volume. Those solutions require that the existing volume use the NTFS file system. Mount points can be used for volumes on either basic or dynamic disks. You can extend volumes on basic disks to contiguous free space on the same disk or you can use dynamic disks to add free space on a different disk. And remember that the system volume has special restrictions. Creating Mount Points and Extending Volumes 0:00-0:07 In this demonstration, we're going to practice extending volumes and creating mount points. How to Extend Volumes 0:08-4:16 Now, to perform these tasks, I do need to be in disk management. So, I'm going to right-click on my Windows icon. And then select Disk Management. I'll maximize the window so we can see what we're doing. Now, notice that in this system, I have four hard disks installed. Disk 0, 1, 2 and 3. Disk 3 has an NTFS volume that encompasses the entire drive. While drive zero has the C Volume where Windows is stored, where my user profile data is stored. And I also have a volume named Data over here as well. Now, notice that my C Volume is only 24 gigs in size. And that's pretty small for a system volume on a Windows system. As soon as users start downloading files and installing applications we're going torun out of space really fast. So, what we can do is extend this volume to use up some of this other unallocated space. To do this, I'll right-click on the volume itself. I'll click Extend Volume. Click Next in the Welcome screen. Now, here we need to specify which unallocated space in the system we want to add to this C volume. Notice that we can only add this eight gigabyte chunk right here to the C volume. That's because there are several key rules that govern how you can extend the system volume on Windows. First of all, you can only use contiguous unallocated space. Contiguous means it's got to be right next door.Notice in this situation, I have this eight gigabyte unallocated chunk of Disk 0 that is contiguous with Drive C.
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