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Windows 7: Is it possible to span and mirror 4 HDDs?


06 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is it possible to span and mirror 4 HDDs?

So I have 4 2TB HDDs. At the moment, I have them paired off and mirrored through Windows 7 Disk Management. So Disk 1 and Disk 2 are mirrored and act as A:, and Disk 3 and Disk 4 are mirrored and act as B:. (Disk 0/C: is an SSD and is not involved in my question)

This is great for my backup needs, but it would be great if I could also have them spanned so that I really only have an A:. For example, it would be nice to have one "Movies" folder instead of having one in both A: and B:. Certain programs can't handle virtual folders and they don't combine the libraries, so I end up having to look up movies in two places.

Is there any reliable way to both mirror and span at the same time, and be able to recover reliably?

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06 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's called RAID 10 and you would have to have a controller (either standalone or on your motherboard) which supported this configuration.
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06 Feb 2012   #3

 

Or mount the drives in a suitable NAS unit...
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07 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ah, bummer, I'll leave it the way it is then. I thought maybe just doing it in Disk Manager in the right order could do it, but alas. Thanks for the replies guys.
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