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How To Connect Two Hard Drives To One

Is There A Way To Connect Two Hard Drives Into One Without RAID?
Is There Software That Will Create A Hard Drive Out Of 2 Hard Drives.
How Do I Setup RAID And Do I Need A Special Device To Set It Up.

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You can do this with Software RAID. I dont want to take up a bunch of space and explain it but if you go here ( ) , it will guide through on how to do it. Its a pretty straightforward tutorial.

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