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Storage Space set up on computer with data on drives...

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    Windows 7 home x64

    Storage Space set up on computer with data on drives...


    I am really interested in drive pooling as I have a computer running windows 7 now that has 5 drives (3x2TB and 2X3TB) that act as my home media storage center. I have TV shows split between 3 drives and movies on 2 drives. When I access these from other applications, it can be hard to group everything together and if I run out of space somewhere, it is a nightmare.

    Win 8 pro x64 is on it's way, but wanted to know how to set up Storage Space. I have looked through the tutorials, but cannot figure out how to set my system up, if I have media in different spots.

    Do I create 1 Storage Space and all 5 drives are in it then I just have to point to if from my other applications to get to the data? Do I create a storage space for each type of media (music, TV shows, Movies, etc.)? When I add a drive to a storage space, how do I get it to include the files within the storage space and not just use the "empty" drive space?

    I am not looking for redundency protection, but to make my handling of data across all the drives easier (e.g. "Did I put my Futurama series on drive 1 or 2...Did South Park make it on to one drive or did I have to split it up?)


    Thanks
    -S

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Hi can you not dedicate 0ne or both of the 3Tb drives to video/audio. If you could then everything would be on one drive and I would guess each would take a lot of DVD's / downloads

    Keith
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Posts : 22
    Windows 7 home x64


    Thanks Kaybee for the reply, but I am not sure what you mean. You didn't seem to address the questions that I asked. I appreciate the effort, but don't understand the answer you gave.

    Again thanks for the effort.
    -S
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Sorry I confused you it is really me that is confused and should learn to RTBQ .

    I have come across a couple of programs which may be of assistance and I think may do what you wish. The first is free and the second $19.99 .

    One Link Shell Extension

    Two https://stablebit.com/DrivePool (trial available)

    This time I hope to have made a sensible suggestion and for your info Windows 8 64bit has been out since last November I got mine in December.

    Good luck and best wishes

    Keith
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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