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multiple mySQL data directories?

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I would like to use multiple data directories.  Right now my.ini points to a single d:\mysqldata directory.
I would like to do something as in Microsoft SQLServer that allows storing database files anywhere (e.g. d:\sqldata, e:\sqldata, f:\sqldata).

Why?  I have many large (5Gb+) mySQL databases.  SSD is the way to go, but drives bigger than 128G are for now expensive.  Plus a single point of failure for all the databases...
So I would like to add 128G SSD drives in my Windows machine, as I do in my SQL Servers.
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Thank you, my bad, I failed to indicate that I am using
innodb_file_per_table option (the only way with many large databases like mine).
The second article indicates that .sym files are not supported in this mode.
Any other options in Windows?
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I fear that then you have to go the innodb way with tablespaces, where you can locate the tablespaces as you wish, or to another database engine (like MS SQL Server or ORACLE that do allow this kind of configuration) ...
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