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Old 01. Jul 2011, 01:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It doesn't even have to be RAID. A number of the full-bore, non-free partitioning packages offer 'spanning', which is just mapping the space on multiple disks so that the OS sees one drive. In Windows Disk Management , you can now mount a drive as/under a folder, this should be a way to off-load bytes from your C-drive if you need to say for an SSD install.

This is from Windows7 help:
Mount or dismount a drive

You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.
Mounting a drive is a phrase commonly used to describe an advanced disk management technique that's often used in large organizations. A mounted drive is a partition that's mapped to an empty folder on another partition that has been formatted with the NTFS file system. Mounted drives are typically assigned a label or name instead of a drive letter. They're useful for organizations that need to share partitions or drives with many users. A mounted drive is also known as a mounted folder.
Mounted drives let you extend the storage capacity of a drive or partition. Say you save financial records to the Finance folder on drive C, but drive C is getting full. A separate drive, drive E, has room. By creating an empty folder in the Finance folder called Records, and mounting drive E to the new folder, you can then save files to C:\Finance\Records to take advantage of the extra storage space on drive E. Mounted drives have an advantage over shortcuts because you can move the mounted drives without having to update the folder that the drive is mounted to.
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