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Windows 7: New Win 7 install with existing merged HDDs

19 Apr 2013   #11

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joenaz2003 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
All of this would be avoided if you didn't use them as a merged drive. I know many people, myself included, wouldn't dare use dynamic disks. I avoid them like the plague. If you needed the drives to be seen as one for a specific purpose, you could always use a library to "join" them.
I wouldn't mind other options. Especially since its full and I'm looking to add another 3TB into my mix. That was the easiest way I found to do it, not really being familiar with raid or joining libraries and what not. Ill search around and look into it. Thanks
There is nothing particularly more risky with merged / dynamic disks than any other format. I have been using them for many, many years in the office and at home. Never had a problem.

There are however, limitations with Libraries. Many applications still wont work with them. Some actively complain if you attempt to access something from a library, some are just plain dumb and crash. Movielabel is one that comes to mind.

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19 Apr 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joenaz2003 View Post
Now I'm working on the merged drive issues. If you have a link or website I can check out the joining disks in the library it would be cool. I cant really find anything other than RAID
This might help..

New Library - Create

Library - Include a Folder
Thanks again. That's not what I thought it was so its not going to help my situation. In the mean time I'm going back to a spanned volume and I'm going to invest in yet another 3tb drive and go with a raid 10 setup. That will give me 9TB of drive and a redundancy for 1 drive fail.
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