Merging hard drives without RAID?

Some time ago, I noticed that the harddisk of my home server filled up more and more and I needed to add some more space. As this server is made to be as energy-efficient as possible, I don’t use a RAID which I can extend easily. Additionally I don’t like some facts about RAID, e.g. that I can not pull out a single drive and read the data on it on another machine – or that you need to e.g. add four drives to fulfill the requirements for your RAID level. But how can I “merge” multiple drives without a RAID transparently and without much effort? weiterlesen…