I have a disparate set of storage devices (hard-drives, thumb-drives...) that I would like to use in a specific way. I need a tool to:

  1. Combine several storage devices and "consolidate" them into a single emulated storage space (example : I have three 1Gb USB thumb-drives, I want to see them as a unique 3Gb drive)
  2. Manage the pool of storage devices: when I add a new storage device to the storage pool or remove it, the emulated hard-drive will be re-sized (automatically or manually)

Please note that the thumb-drives and hard-disks have different sizes, which means this is not about RAID, and they are all "low capacity" drives (the highest one is just a 80 GB hard drive).

I am looking for a solution for Windows 7 or Windows 8 (basically Windows Client machines)

Thank you.

  • I have been researching and it seems there is nothing that suits your needs (at least in the first 30 or so pages of google search.
    – Jax
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 13:36

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You could try creating a spanned volume, which is a built-in feature of Windows.

Have a look at the instructions detailed here.

  • can that spanned volume arrange that the fast data are in ssd and the slow data are in other drives?
    – user4951
    Commented Sep 30, 2016 at 15:10

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