Originally Posted by goros
It works just like regular raid, so if it's in a folder, you will see it in that folder. When you access the file, it might play off 3-4 physical drives at once but will still show and operate in windows like its one drive. You don't get to choose. Once it's pooled, the system decides where data is striped/stored and it presents itself to windows as one drive, just like hardware raid.
This is an incorrect statement.
It will not play off 3 or 4 physical drives like real hardware raid. It will play from only 1 drive. Flexraid does not spread out files across multiple drives. Only folders. Any movie file like ISO, MKV, or whatever will be located on a single HDD. It will not span across multiple.
If your pasting a file or adding a file it will only get put onto a single HDD and will not span across drives. This means any movie is located only on a single drive.
The drive that is used is the drive with the most available space as default. If your pasting into a folder then the file would populate inside that folder on whichever HDD had the most space and also had that folder already. It won't create a new folder on another HDD until there is no more space available on the HDD's that already have that folder.
Therefore... if you put a folder on an empty drive you add to the pool... say called" New empty HDD" then anything you put into that folder would end up on the new empty HDD that had that folder until it was completely full. Then if you continue adding to that folder flexraid would create the same named folder on another HDD with the most availble free space and begin to use that.
Your files are not spanned across multiple HDD's.