Windows 8 will include a whole new way of dealing with file storage.

You really need to read this ArsTechnica article. This is yet another amazing addition to the upcoming Windows 8. Microsoft seems to be pulling out all the stops to make the next version of Windows a major upgrade.

Windows 8 Storage Spaces detailed: pooling redundant disk space for all

When Microsoft killed Windows Home Server's "Drive Extender" technology, we mourned its loss but held up hope that the company would persevere with the concept. The company has done just that with a new Windows 8 feature called Storage Spaces, described in a lengthy post to its Building Windows 8 blog.

With Storage Spaces, physical disks are grouped together into pools, and pools are then carved up into spaces, which are formatted with a regular filesystem and are used day-to-day just like r…

Microsoft’s official write up on Storage Spaces in Windows 8.

If you want to know all the nitty-gritty details then this article gives a pretty in-depth look at it. I'm really looking forward to Windows 8 and getting my hands on some of these new tools.

Virtualizing storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency

In this post, we are going to dive into a feature in the Windows 8 Developer Preview. Storage Spaces are going to dramatically improve how you manage large volumes of storage at home (and work). We’ve all tried the gamut of storage solutions—from JBOD arrays, to RAID boxes, or NAS boxes. Many of us have been using Windows Home Server Drive Extender and have been hoping for an approach architected more closely as part of NTFS and integrated with Windows more directly. In building the Windows 8…