Liquesce is a drive pooling software which works somewhat like the Windows Home Server based Drive Extender. It allows merging hard drives and directories into a single view within Windows Explorer. In other words, you can manage all your system drives, partitions and folders within a unified virtual drive with Liquesce. The supported drive formats for the storage pool include SATA, IDE, ESATA, FIREWIRE, USB and others.
You will require installing Dokan for Liquesce to work (a download link for Dokan is given at the end of this post). The main interface displays three areas, namely, The File System, Merge Points and Expected Output. The File System window displays potential sources for the merge points. You can drag and drop drives and folders into the Merge Points area. For instance, you can drag and drop directories to merge them with a selected system partition. The order in this window is used to determines the preference order for filling the storage locations. Likewise, the Expected Output window, displays the output o the pooled drives .
You can use the system tray options to check for free space, opening the main interface, checking backup consistency and displaying the drop zone for dragging and dropping files.
Liquesce works on operating systems with .Net Framework 4 such as:
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows server 2003
- Windows Server 2008
- I have not personally tested it but I see no reason why it shouldn’t work on Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Home Server 2010.