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Windows 8 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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Creating a Spanned Volume

Earlier you learned about storage spaces, the new Windows 8 feature that creates a single storage pool out of multiple hard disks. This is one of the best new features in Windows 8, and there’s no reason that we can think of not to use it. Still, for the sake of giving you a complete look at Disk Management, the next couple of sections show you the Disk Management tools that mimic storage spaces.

We begin with the spanned volume. This is a kind of virtual drive that combines two or more physical hard drives into a single storage area with two main characteristics:

• The new volume is dynamic because if you install more drives on the server, you can add those drives to the volume to instantly increase the storage area ...

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