A more technical article than normal... I have some new software StableBit DrivePool, sort of like RAID (redundant array of independent drives) sort of like JBOD (just a bunch of disks) but without the negatives. Allows you to add multiple drives to the drive pool and then access them as a single drive, D: drive for example. If you have a hard drive fail then you only loose the data on that drive the same way as if you had half a dozen independent drives in the system, but without the drive letter craziness and the inefficiently of that fragmented file space, if you have ever had a RAID system or RAID controller/motherboard fail you will know what I mean.
Also has the following features:
- Can add drives with data on them already without losing or having to move the data
- If a single drive gets pulled and inserted into another PC (for example if the PC has a failed motherboard) the files are just in a normal (hidden) NTFS folder.
- Optional Balancing (optional rules)
- Optional Protection (duplicate the data but less overall storage space)
- Easy to add or remove additional drives
Have been testing this on my media centre and its working well I found and extra 100GB that was lost due to inefficiency.