JBOD 2012

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This will enable you to combine two or more drives as a "just a bunch of disks" spanned volume. NOTE: Failure of any of the drives in this "array" will cause complete data loss of anything on the new volume.

Prerequisites:

  • Computer with at least two unused drives

Steps:

  • Open Computer Manager
    • Open the Start menu and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter
  • Choose Disk Management from the menu tree
    • If the drives are already allocated / formated:
    • Right-click and Delete Volume
  • Right-click on one of the drives and choose Create Spanned Volume
  • In the pop-up, click on the unused drive on the left and click Add
  • Click Next
  • Assign a drive letter, a volume name, and choose Format (NTFS).
  • When it's done, the disks will show the same Volume name and will have a purple line instead of the blue in the Disk Management middle bottom pane.

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