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Windows Disc Spanning/jbod Action, Howto?


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Hello fellow Hakizonians!

I am after a way of having data span across several HDDs, but either, only appear to Windows as 1 drive or allow all the data to be accessed like it was one folder/drive similar to what LVM and raid can do, but on a Windows desktop level. I have currently x2 3.5TB drives and a 1.5TB drive and all my data is spread across them unequally, it would be great to be able to access and share the data (say over a network) as if it was one drive or folder, without having to go into either a Linux distro/Windows server distro or raid. Similar to what the Drobos do but within Windows, but would also mean if the drive failed not all the data was lost and possibly with a txt document of the files or file clusters that have been lost and need to be replaced and yes I know you can get 3 TB drives now =D

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This article shows you how to create a spanning volume in windows. But it does not provide any redundancy, so backup is a must.

Once the spanned volume has been created, Windows will display it as a single drive.

http://www.techfuels.com/storage/17759-how-create-simple-volume-spanned-volume.html

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This article shows you how to create a spanning volume in windows. But it does not provide any redundancy, so backup is a must.

Once the spanned volume has been created, Windows will display it as a single drive.

http://www.techfuels.com/storage/17759-how-create-simple-volume-spanned-volume.html

Awesome will check it out, a Greyhole (http://www.greyhole.net/) for Windows would be nice! Might have to save for a Drobo. Cheers!

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