[all variants] robust, non-raid/lvm/jbod method to load share multiple hard drives?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Afternoon all, I'm wondering if anyone could point me towards a method to automatically load share files across multiple hard drives? I'm aware I could set up a RAID, JBOD or LVM to accomplish this but unless I went for a mirrored RAID, a single drive failure could mean the end of all my data. I know its not the absolute end of my files if that happens but its not a simple task to recover them. I'd prefer to be able to keep the file systems on single drives to avoid these issues but not have the hassle of managing storage locations when one drive gets full. I guess I could write a script (Hardware)