Is it possible to create a JBOD or RAID 0 using an empty drive, and a drive that contains windows? I don't have a very computer literate family, and teaching them to put their stuff on the D: rather than C: is too much of a concept for them to remember/practice. I end up receiving phone calls every month about them not having enough space to open up email attachments, etc. I would like to not have to spend any money on it (Windows Software RAID), but still be able to increase their disk space without repeatedly teaching them something they will never use. If the answer is budget intensive, it's a no-go... Labor intensive I can handle (I have plenty of time).
Additional research into the topic gave me a very brief explanation of what a "Simple" volume is on a dynamic disk... It states that "A simple volume is made up of free space on a single dynamic disk... ...You can extend a simple volume by adding free space from the same disk or another disk"
So far this seems to be close to what I am looking for. Does anyone know if it would add all disks involved into the same volume (same drive letter)? I'd just like to know if it's what I'm looking for before I go and attempt it on their computer.