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September 12, 2011 1:53:20 PM

Hi Guy's,

Was Wondering is there anyway I Can combine 3 hdd's to display as 1 ? Like a Raid of some sort, I've got a 160gb sata & 80gb Sata & 80gb IDE, That I want to Dispaly as 1 big drive ? If Not Is It Possible to Run Raid zero with the 80gb sata & 80gb IDE ?

Thanks in advance :bounce: 

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September 12, 2011 2:10:36 PM

There is a way, but you would be better off buying a 320 GB SATA drive.

In Windows, if all three drives are empty (no partitions), you can use Disk Manager to create a Spanned volume. It uses space from each drive indiscrimately. It's definitely not striped, the spanning mechanism can be as simple as use drive 1 until it's full, then add new files to drive 2.

Look up Spanned Volume on Google and let us know if you need more help. If it works, let us know that too. Good luck.

Note that a single drive failure will blow away all of the data.
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September 16, 2011 10:00:26 AM

Thank You SO much for your help, Its a bit confusing but I'll google it from here on, & Again Thank you
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September 16, 2011 10:00:51 AM

Best answer selected by patrickb007.
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