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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Adding Hard Disk Drives

Before you make a hard disk drive available to users, you’ll need to configure it and consider how it’ll be used. With Microsoft Windows Server 2008, you can configure hard disk drives in a variety of ways. The technique you choose depends primarily on the type of data you’re working with and the needs of your network environment. For general user data stored on workstations, you might want to configure individual drives as stand-alone storage devices. In that case, user data is stored on a workstation’s hard disk drive, where it can be accessed and stored locally.

Although storing data on a single drive is convenient, it isn’t the most reliable way to store data. To improve reliability and performance, you might want a ...

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