Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. June 23, 2004
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Use The Whole Disk--Part 2 of 2
In the last tip, we showed you how to create a Volume Set. If you use more than one hard disk drive, you may well have free space on both drives. If so, you can create a Stripe Set rather than a Volume Set. A Stripe set offers greater disk throughput, although you probably won't notice any difference using the small amount of free space that we're describing.
To create the strip Set, To see if you have any free space, click Start--Administrative Tools--Computer Management. When Computer Administrator opens, choose Disk Management under the Storage Tree. If you see two areas of unassigned free space (one on each physical disk drive), click the first one, then press and hold down Ctrl while you click the click the second space.
With both spaces selected, choose Partition, Create Stripe Set. When the Create Stripe Set dialog box opens, click OK. Now, right-click the Stripe Set and choose Assign Drive Letter. Select a drive letter and click OK. Right-click the new Stripe Set and choose Commit Changes Now. This will open a dialog box asking if you really want to save the changes. Click Yes to continue. Right-click the Stripe Set again and choose Format. When the Format dialog box opens, click Start. Click Yes in any warning dialog boxes and then click Close when the formatting is finished. You can close Disk Administrator now and start using your new Stripe Set.