Introduction: How to Make a Hard Disk

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Hello!, I am going to tell you how to make a hard disk.

It's easy. 

Note to Mac users: This will NOT work on your computer.

Step 1: Step 1

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First click Start.

Now search up "Computer Managment"

When you find it click on it.

Step 2: Step 2

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Click "Storage"

Then Click "Disk Management"

(Has a bit more words...)

Your almost there!

Step 3: Step 3

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Now click "Action" then click "Create VHD."

Name the VHD file and make sure you click "Dynamically Expanding".

Put the space up to as many TB or GB and MB as you want.

Hit Next...

Step 4: Step 4

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Closer and Closer...

Now when the VHD is made right right-click the Disk you just made and click "Intzailate Disk".

When your done right-click your Drive and click "New Simple Volume".

Just hit Next...

Name your Drive Letter

Hit next...

Step 5: Step 5

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At "Volume Label" Type your Drive Name.

Do not allow file/folder compression.

If you do everything will show up in blue.

Hit next..

Then "Finish".


Step 6: Oh Yeah!!!!!!!

It's done now!!

Look in your computer.

You'll see your drive!

Thats all you need to do.

Just 6 easy steps


786654 (author)2014-03-27


temper (author)2012-10-19

Thanks but can you tell me which slot in the computer the hard disk pops out of? - mine doesn't seem to be working...

ironsmiter (author)2012-10-19

how to make a hard disk IMAGE... important distinction there :-)
or possibly how to FILL a hard drive :-)

This is a good technique if you cannot, or don't want to, repartition a large hard drive.
You have effectively created a partition, without actually partitioning(or even resizing) anything. Just be careful because if you delete that vfd file, ALL your files stored in it go byebye.

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