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Spanned volumes are a non-RAID drive architecture, and may be implemented in hardware or software; they may be referred to as Concatenation, SPAN, BIG, or JBOD, though this latter is ambiguous – JBOD may also refer to each physical disk being presented as a separate logical volume.
In Windows NT, a spanned volume is called a volume set. FAT16/32 and NTFS file systems may be used, and the volume can span up to 32 hard disks, and the system or boot partitions cannot be included in a spanned volume.
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