I'm building a media server, and would like to keep all of my media under one logical volume, using multiple hard drives. As the volume becomes full, I'd like to be able to add a new hard drive to it to expand space.
What is the best storage solution for a single expanding logical volume?
You could get a 4 bay NAS, put 2 drives in it and you're on your way. I used this w/ twin 500 GB drives when I built it....just ordered two 1 TB drives to replace those as they getting old. W/ the X-RAID configuration, basically just pull a 500 GB drive, replace it w/ a 1 TB and let it auto rebuild itself ... rinse and repeat w/ the 2nd drive and it's done....now twice the size it was wit very little effort .... could add 2 more 1TB id needed for a 3 TB total.
Yes. If you mount a new drive under the "D:\Docs\Music" folder, for example, then all of the folders on the new drive will appear as subfolders of "D:\Docs\Music". So everything on the new drive would appear to be part of the "D:" drive, but only in that specific folder path.