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leejayd

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Hi,

I'm using Win8Pro as a home server.

I have 3x2TB HD's that I need to share to other PC's.

One of these PC's is my media player. I have a folder on each driver called Movies that contains different movies.

Is there anyway I can combine the Movies folders contents on each drive to show 1 Movies network share?

I understand symbolic links don't work on a network.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    GB
    CPU
    I3
    Memory
    8GB

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
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    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
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    G15 logitech
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    G9 logitech
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    50mbps

leejayd

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I tried this but if I need to present the contents of 2 folders (test) on 2 drives as one to the clients.

When I added both folders (named the same) to the homegroup via a library the folders were presented to the client machines as test and test1

What I need is the user to see server\test.

I think the only way I can do this is to pool the disk either via Storage Spaces, mobo Raid or using Windows Disk Management.

I have read some bad things about Storage Spaces.

I used to have Windows Home Server with the drive storage pool tech and it worked really well as I could read disk when they were removed from the system/os. I don't need RAID features as I back up the contents of the drives periodically.

Any ideas on the best way forward?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    GB
    CPU
    I3
    Memory
    8GB

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