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Lets click on the shrink button and well wait just a

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Let's click on the Shrink button and we'll wait just a minute while the shrink process occurs. Alright, the volume has been shrunk. Data is now roughly 16 gigs in size and now we have 16 gigs of unallocated space. Let's go ahead and create a new simple volume in the unallocated space. We use all of it. We'll assign it drive letter G. Let's give it a volume label of Secure. OK, the new Secure volume has been created. We have effectively split the Data volume into two. We have our Data volume hereand our new Secure volume here, which has been assigned a drive letter G. Summary 2:55-2:57 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about shrinking and splitting a volume in Windows. To add space to existing volumes, use one of the following strategies: Method Description Configure a mount point A mount point is an empty folder on the existing volume that points to another partition. Data saved to the folder is physically saved on the referenced partition. The volume with the empty folder must be formatted with NTFS. You can create mount points on basic or dynamic volumes. The folder on the source volume must be empty. The target partition must not have a drive letter. Using a mount point is the only solution to adding space to the system volume using space on a different disk or non-contiguous disk space. Extend the volume When you extend a volume, you add unallocated disk space to the volume. For basic volumes, you can only extend the volume onto the same drive using contiguous unallocated space. Many third-party partitioning tools can extend partitions regardless of the operating system.
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To extend the volume onto the same drive using non-contiguous unallocated space, or to extend the volume onto another disk, convert the disk to a dynamic disk, then extend the volume. o An extended volume uses disk space on the same disk. o A spanned volume uses disk space on a different disk. The system volume can only be extended using contiguous free space on the same disk. This is the same for both basic and dynamic disks. Volumes must be unformatted or formatted with NTFS to be extended. Storage Spaces 0:00-1:22 In this lesson, we're going to talk about Storage Spaces. Multi-terabyte hard disk drives are becoming increasingly common, but even though we have all this disk space available to us, we're still running out of storage space. The problem is that as the overall size of our storage device has increased, so has the amount of stuff we're storing on those disks, and most of this is due to an explosion in the type of information we're storing on our hard disk drives. Ten years ago, we primarily stored document files, email files, and things like that. Today, we store media files, music, videos, and so on. These types of files consume dramatically more space than the document files we stored ten years ago.
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