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Hi All,

I have a mate of mine that is wanting to install 2 Solid State Drives... But heres the catch...


He is not wanting to install them in to a raid.. he is simply wanting to make the total size of the C: the maximum possible over the 2 drives, with no RAID.


As I understand in windows you can extend partitions etc... but is there any way to do this?
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Originally Posted by Unl33t View Post
Hi All,

I have a mate of mine that is wanting to install 2 Solid State Drives... But heres the catch...


He is not wanting to install them in to a raid.. he is simply wanting to make the total size of the C: the maximum possible over the 2 drives, with no RAID.


As I understand in windows you can extend partitions etc... but is there any way to do this?
Long time no see buddy. <3 and personally i've never seen or heard of anything of the likes. Whats wrong with a raid?
    
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post #3 of 11
There's a type of RAID called JBOD which does this. But it's still RAID...

One option is Link Shell - it makes it easy moving folders around and then telling the OS they're still where they originally were.

http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinks...kshellext.html
     
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iThink you might of been thinking of the Drive Extender feature in Windows Home Server, but that feature has now been canceled. =[
It allowed you to Pool all your physical drives (including externals) to create a single usage folder.

Have a quick read here and see if this is what you were thinking of : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows...Drive_Extender

You could try and make use of LVM on Linux.. : /
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/combine...ner-lvm-linux/
 
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Not sure if this will help at all... but here:



Essentially, he wants to be able to extend the C: partition from Drive 1 INTO Drive 2

(imagine a 120GB Solid state.. and a 60GB Solid state....)

Basically... in the most simple terms i can think of... wacking an extra chunk of drive space ONTO the first drive.... so no raid.. but adding more space..

Does that makes sense?
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I think what your looking for is in disk management i have a fair idea what your trying to do, i was looking at the feature a while ago
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You can create spanned volumes with disk management, but I'm not sure if you can do this to the system volume.
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(imagine a 120GB Solid state.. and a 60GB Solid state....)

Basically... in the most simple terms i can think of... wacking an extra chunk of drive space ONTO the first drive.... so no raid.. but adding more space..
It's a RAID mode called JBOD.

There's no software-based solution for Windows OS drives... although you can use linkshell to store specific folders on one, yet make them appear like they're on the other.
     
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AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
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