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  1.    15 Jan 2016 #151

    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    You don't want all your small drives seen as one big drive? I do like Windows 10 but I don't think the average user will ever need that feature. As for me if I need more storage space I'll buy a bigger drive.
    Hi there
    Why junk perfectly good 750 and 500 GB drives when simply combining TWO will give you 1 - 1.5 TB - quite a useful size for backups etc. Some multi-media apps also have trouble when the directory on a physical drive runs out of space. With spanning you use mult-volumes and can add another if you need more.

    Works for NAS without too many complaints so what's the scare in Windows. I've had it for AGES - not a single problem.

    There's some redundancy built in too so data loss isn't actually a major problem in these cases.

    People don't seem to have any trouble aggregating HDD's on NAS boxes -- all the NAS is doing is exactly the same but using a particular specialized type of Linux OS. If NAS is OK what's wrong with using the same feature on Windows - saves buying a NAS box if you don't need one.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    15 Jan 2016 #152
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    Even a lot of WD40 will not get me to Win10 yet. I will revisit the question in 6 months from now.
    Last edited by whs; 15 Jan 2016 at 13:05.
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  3.    15 Jan 2016 #153
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Even a lot of WD40 will get me to Win10 yet. I will revisit the question in 6 months from now.
    WD40 is pretty expensive. Usually bit of alcohol (and a quick hit with a hammer) is cheaper and more efficient. Or Petrol/Gasoline.

    Or I suppose WD40 and waiting for 6 months.

    And then a hammer.
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  4.    15 Jan 2016 #154
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    WD40 is pretty expensive. Usually bit of alcohol (and a quick hit with a hammer) is cheaper and more efficient. Or Petrol/Gasoline.

    Or I suppose WD40 and waiting for 6 months.

    And then a hammer.
    No if you use a hammer, parts could fly all over...messy.....use a good Drill, and drill some nice holes right thru it.
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  5.    15 Jan 2016 #155
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    Up to @whs really. He wants WD40 (or rather doesn't), I like alcohol and hammers and you want to drill it.

    I've a feeling I may be going off subject here slightly
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  6.    15 Jan 2016 #156
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    No thanks! I already bored into 10 with an end cutting end mill carbide tipped!

    Actually I not only got into 10 but kept 7 having originally allowing for multiple OSs on the present build and simply bought the 10 license to have both with automatic av protection on both until April 2025! if I continuing running 7 that is past the 2020 end cycle there that is. By then however I will probably be running a totally new build by then however. But I ran 98SE until the hardwares no longer saw any driver support available back in the XP days! Same goes for 7 as well as 10 when something else becomes the newer then.
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  7.    15 Jan 2016 #157
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Why junk perfectly good 750 and 500 GB drives when simply combining TWO will give you 1 - 1.5 TB - quite a useful size for backups etc. Some multi-media apps also have trouble when the directory on a physical drive runs out of space. With spanning you use mult-volumes and can add another if you need more.

    Works for NAS without too many complaints so what's the scare in Windows. I've had it for AGES - not a single problem.

    There's some redundancy built in too so data loss isn't actually a major problem in these cases.

    People don't seem to have any trouble aggregating HDD's on NAS boxes -- all the NAS is doing is exactly the same but using a particular specialized type of Linux OS. If NAS is OK what's wrong with using the same feature on Windows - saves buying a NAS box if you don't need one.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Where did I say I was going to junk any HDDs? I have never needed to combine 2 drives and I doubt I ever will. I still say that this is a feature that very few average users will ever use.
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  8.    15 Jan 2016 #158
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Even a lot of WD40 will not get me to Win10 yet. I will revisit the question in 6 months from now.
    How about some PB Blaster?
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  9.    15 Jan 2016 #159
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Where did I say I was going to junk any HDDs? I have never needed to combine 2 drives and I doubt I ever will. I still say that this is a feature that very few average users will ever use.
    I never have here! I went from a pair of 128gbs to a pair of 250gbs to a pair of 500gbs seeing Vista by that time to a pair of 1tbs with a second pair of 1tb drives for backup and storage to recently replacing the 5yr.old pair of 1tb with a pair of server class 2tb heavy duty drives. Each one stands by itself as far as being it's own logical drive with a degree of different things being stored and backed up since I maintain images for both desktops and laptops.
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  10.    15 Jan 2016 #160
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    I am impressed. You must have a lot of data. I could not even fill 100GBs.
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