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Ugh, JBOD has no advantages or performance increase. If anything do what the person above this post mentioned and just use windows disk management and create a span between the 2 drives. Honestly though, there really is no point to JBOD IMO.

One Example that you could use this for is say for Steam Games. I have a Huge Steam Library, and by the nature of Steam, you cannot split the games files between hard drives, it all has to be under one folder. While a lot of my friends with larger libraries are actually running out of space on their steam drive. So, JBOD could be used to not have to worry about moving things around, and using say just two 7200 RPM drives and using them as one big drive.
It's trivially easy getting around that problem, without exposing yourself to the hassle of JBOD.

1) Go download Link Shell.
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html

2) Navigate to your SteamApps folder.
3) Shutdown Steam.
4) Locate a game folder.
5) Move it to another drive.
6) Right-click it and "Pick Link Source"
7) Right-click the original location and "Drop As -> Symbolic Link"

I have Steam installed to my SSD - then I symlinked Steamapps over from my HDD. I've also moved less frequently played games over to my WD Green and symlinked them back to my Steamapps folder on my 7200RPM games drive. It all works perfectly. thumb.gif
     
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This thread died 2 years ago....

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GOT IT!!!

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Even though this was a necro, for anyone that's interested - Win 8 and Storage spaces is win.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

It's trivially easy getting around that problem, without exposing yourself to the hassle of JBOD.
1) Go download Link Shell.
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html
2) Navigate to your SteamApps folder.
3) Shutdown Steam.
4) Locate a game folder.
5) Move it to another drive.
6) Right-click it and "Pick Link Source"
7) Right-click the original location and "Drop As -> Symbolic Link"
I have Steam installed to my SSD - then I symlinked Steamapps over from my HDD. I've also moved less frequently played games over to my WD Green and symlinked them back to my Steamapps folder on my 7200RPM games drive. It all works perfectly. thumb.gif

Oh! Thats really neat! I knew about symbolic links and the such in Mac OSX, but I didn't know there was software out there for symbolic links in Windows.
So, I have a couple of questions:

1. So, say I have my Steam folder on one drive, and symbolic linking to my steamapps folder on another drive, and I install a new game... Will it put it on the drive that I have it linked to?

2. Is there a way that I can set up the links and everything so that when one drive fills up it overflows to the other? Or would that just be file management on my part?


Thanks,
Mast3rRoot
post #15 of 18
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Oh! Thats really neat! I knew about symbolic links and the such in Mac OSX, but I didn't know there was software out there for symbolic links in Windows.
So, I have a couple of questions:

1. So, say I have my Steam folder on one drive, and symbolic linking to my steamapps folder on another drive, and I install a new game... Will it put it on the drive that I have it linked to?
SymLinks for all intents and purposes act like folders, except that reads/writes get silently redirected to wherever the folder actually is.

So if you put SteamApps on your HDD and SymLink it to your SSD, then when a game gets installed it gets put on your HDD.
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2. Is there a way that I can set up the links and everything so that when one drive fills up it overflows to the other? Or would that just be file management on my part?
Hmm... no automated way to do that, that I know of. I generally just manage my space manually. I check my free space every few weeks, and if I need more I move something and SymLink it. smile.gif
     
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post #16 of 18
Yeah! Thanks for showing us this! This is really neat! I am Apple Certified and learned about symlinking with the terminal in OSX in my courses, but It never dawned on me to look into it on Windows!
post #17 of 18
JBOD is really a great tool for content management!
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