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Do you use Drive Pooling Setups?, [TOS #6: moved from General Audio]
Marc27
post Jan 28 2013, 21:46
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Basically a drive pooling array allows to combine multiple hard drives to appear as one logical drive within the operating system "which allows for a simpler data management hierarchy and increased data transfer speeds".

Setups I'm aware of:
  1. Create Snapped Volumes by using Windows built-in Dynamic Disks.
    Cons: If One hard drive fails the whole volume is lost (same as weith a RAID 0 array).
  2. Setup a RAID
    IIRC there are up to 10 types of RAID arrays? Depending on the type used, there will be a different level of data redundancy.
    Example in RAID-0, if one of hard drives fails the complete volume is lost as well.
  3. Drive Extender feature in Windows Home Server v12, which IIRC was removed in v2.
  4. Use a third party a software such as Drive Blender, StabbleBit Drive or Liquesce, the latter appears to be in an early stage of development (Beta?).

So the question is whether you use any of the setups listed or another alternative array, and what has been your experience, what would you recommend.
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