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Storage Spaces is a Windows feature that allows one to group various physical drives into one logical drive.

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Windows Storage Spaces: Storage Tiers And Parity with 1 SSD and 3 HDD [closed]

edit: Wow, very helpful, thanks for closing my question because its "not focused enough". Glad I wasted my time posting it here. If anyone else finds this searching for it, if you even can due to ...
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Trying to rebuild storagepool after failed Drive and Windows Server 2012

I have Windows Server 2012 running as a file server for local backup. This server is running a storage pool with 8 physical disks 4tb each in raid 10. This last week a computer crashed and all ...
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Storage Spaces isn't moving my data to SSD

I have a very basic storage setup in my workstation PC. At the moment 1 SSD + 1 HDD set up in a tiered Storage Space. I'm on Windows 10 Pro so I've been doing this all via Powershell manually. I was ...
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Combining Hard Drive

I have a Windows 2016 server VM with 2 data drives. Both are basic disks and not part of a storage space pool. One is full (disk 1, volume E:) but the other (disk 2, volume F:) has some unallocated ...
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Windows Storage Spaces is incorrectly giving “Low capacity” warning after windows update

I have a simple pool of two 1TB drives (HDD) setup in a two way mirror (only one disk created). Yesterday it was showing that 1 TB of the 1.81 TB pool capacity was used. Which sound correct because I ...
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How to correctly change retired MS Storage disk?

I changed retired 4Tb disk (RAID1 pool) with the new 4Tb drive but I'm in doubt if it'll redistribute space among them New drive shows 49.9% Used and no LED activity to see that process goes I ...
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Can I make Windows 10 leave my USB drives alone?

TLDR: please name anything I can modify or disable to minimize access to my USB drives when I am not actively using them I have two USB3.0 drives in a two way mirror storage space. They are also ...
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Former Storage Spaces hard drive not showing up in Windows on any PC

When HDD is properly retired/removed from Storage Spaces on Windows 10 and then connected to entirely different Windows 10 PC, it doesn't show up in Disk Management console, it isn't automatically ...
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Unable to disconnect a Storage Spaces virtual disk

I have a Windows 10 machine running Storage Spaces on 8x2TB drives pool. In that pool, I have created a space (virtual disk) using parity protection. It has been running for some time. Today, I have ...
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Corrupted Storage Spaces Virtual Disk

I'm dealing with an odd issue I have with Storage Spaces. I have been using it for a while now on two machines without major issue, until today. The machine in question has: Storage Pool (all OK): ...
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Windows Storage Spaces: replacing dead drive in two-way mirror gets stuck

I previously had set up a two-way mirror with Windows Storage Spaces across two physical HDDs of the same size to protect against a single drive failure. The other day, after a power failure, I found ...
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How do you shrink a “Storage Space” within a “Storage Pool”?

It seems you can only increase the size, not decrease it. I do not want to remove physical drives, I only want to reduce it from 1.5 TB to 1.13 TB. If I enter a higher number than 1.5 TB (the current ...
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How do I fix a Win10 Storage Space Error when in Read-Only status

I set-up a storage space with 4 USB drives, sorry can't remember exactly what kind of RAID array (redundancy level) I chose. Today it disappeared from File Explorer and when I went into 'Storage ...
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Windows Server 2019 storage space shows wildly different values for size vs size on disk

So I'm running Windows Server 2019. I've got two 10 TB disks connected together into a storage pool. I've then created a single volume that takes up that entire pool. I do have deduplication turned on,...
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How do I remove the Storage Spaces configuration on the 1 TB Surface Pro 5/Surface Pro 2017/Surface Pro 1796?

The Surface Pro 5 1TB has two 500 GB hard drives fused into one using Storage Spaces. The reason this became an issue for me is because I am trying to dual-boot Ubuntu. The Ubuntu installer is ...
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Windows Storage Spaces incorrectly reporting drive space

I recently set up a Storage Space on Windows 10 Pro for workstations. I am using a pcie nvme card that holds 4 drives, I want to stripe these into a RAID 0 array. I used the storage space GUI in the ...
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Storage pool disappeared after added one disk on windows 10

the system, windows 10 pro, works fine in the last few months. After I just added the second disk, the storage space panel shows unrecognized configuration. I restarted the system and everything ...
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Rebuilding a Storage Space - Two way mirror

I received a message that one of my two identical 3TB hard drives in a simple two-way mirror Storage Spaces in Windows 10 had stopped working. I have identified which one of the two it is. I removed ...
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ReFS without Storage Spaces any advantage over NTFS

If ReFS is used without Storage Spaces but directly on a hardware RAID, does it have any advantages over NTFS? It seems that its resiliency features only work when used with mirror or parity storage ...
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Why can't I expand Windows Storage Space due to “Specified size not valid”?

I have created a Windows Storage Space with 3x2TB drives using Control Panel. 3 columns, thinly provisioned. PC is running Windows 10 Pro. I have added 1 additional 2TB drive to the Pool and extended ...
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Extending a Windows Storage Space by correct amount of differently sized disks?

Have 4x6TB disks in a Pool. Create a thinly-provisioned, parity-protected Space with 4 columns (lose 1 disk to parity). Set capacity of Space to 100TB. Add 4x3TB disks into the Pool. (36TB Pool size ...
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How can Storage Spaces run Parity Space where NumberOfDisks is not a multiple of NumberOfColumns?

The question says it all, here comes the sauce: Have a pool of 3x2TB disks. Create Parity-protected Space in that Pool. Windows automatically sets the Virtual Disk's numberOfColumns to 3 (the ...
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Replace Windows 10 Storage Spaces Disk

I just bought 3 brand new WD Red's (10TB drives) and build a new storage space with parity. After about a day 1 of the drives is reporting 100 Current Pending Sector Count and the storage space is ...
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ReFS/BtrFS on hardware raid vs storage spaces/LVM?

I have a Dell Poweredge R230 with 4x 8TB Caviar Red which I‘d like to setup as company file server, likely running windows server (unless i go with btrfs and the windows driver is no good in which ...
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Windows Storage Space, can it be created using partitions rather than physical disks?

Basically the same as this question which never got an answer.. With Windows Storage Spaces, I can by default create the following: Physical Disk 1: [/////////////////////////////////////////////////...
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Windows 10 Storage Space type for NVMEs. SSD or SCM?

Creating a storage space in Windows 10 with 'New-VirtualDisk', there is a -MediaType parameter with three possible values: SSD, HDD, SCM https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/storage/new-...
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Storage Spaces found Unrecognized Configuration, but doesn't say which Disk it is

I have created 3x2TB Parity Space in Windows Storage Spaces. I have then simulated a drive failure by disconnecting a drive. I have then repaired the Space by adding a new drive to the Pool (different ...
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Windows Storage Spaces using more Space than the Content in it

I am trying to understand how Storage Spaces works when it comes to available space in Parity spaces. I have set up a pool, created a space, and moved about 20 GiB of data onto it. Then I have deleted ...
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Windows 10 Storage Space keeps getting disconnected

I have 5 hdd drives on an external enclosure connected via USB 3. These drives are all pooled into a parity type storage space. It's all working fine until I try move large amounts (500gb) of data ...
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Intel RST RAID volume persists after disabling RST in firmware and after uninstalling RST driver?

Edit: recap: RST has been disabled in the firmware settings, RST driver has been uninstalled from Windows and the disks have been unpartitioned individually in Linux. Yet, Windows treats two disks as ...
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Resiliency in Tiered Storage Spaces Volume

I am using Windows 10 When creating an SSD tier and HDD tier with New-StorageTier command, I am able to set ResiliencySettingName (If unset, it seems to default to Mirror). Then, when creating a ...
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Can I disable the rebalancing of disks in Storage Spaces?

I want to disable the "Optimize" and "Repair" jobs that automatically run after new disks are added to the pool. I have been trying to google the solution and scanning Windows' storage related ...
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Reducing size and size on the disk of a file or folder?

I turned on File history for my laptop to save files to my external 4TB WD My Book drive but now I am running out of the storage space on the external drive and I checked that size and size on the ...
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Server 2016 - SATA HDDs missing from Server Manager

I am attempting to configure Storage Spaces in Server 2016 using 8 1TB SATA HDDs. All 8 devices are listed in Device Manager. However, Server Manager only displays 6 available disks. I have tried ...
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Virtual disk still shows up as degraded after repair

On a machine running Windows Server 2012 R2, I have a virtual disk consisting of 8 physical disks in a parity configuration. One drive died, so I replaced the dead drive and followed these ...
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Windows 10 Storage Spaces: Proper Procedure to Recover Unlinked Drives

Setup: Windows 10 Pro (10.0.17134 Build 17134) Fairly standard Dell desktop machine C: drive is a single 500GB SSD for operating system and most program executables Primary storage is (WAS!) a ...
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How to connect an existing Storage Spaces to a Windows 10 system? [duplicate]

My system fails and I reinstall Windows 10. I have 4 drives witch were connected with the Storage Spaces features. How to access the data again?
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Windows 10 doesn't calculate used space on disk properly

I am attaching screenshot of the problem Disk size comparasion When I select everything in C:\ it calculates different size of when I see my C: drive in "This PC". I am trying to understand what is ...
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Storage Spaces Drives Preventing Update/Install of Windows 10 1903

I have Windows 10 installed on a 1TB SSD, with 6 HDDs (3 or 4 TB) in a storage spaces virtual disk. Some of the HDDs are plugged into SATA slots on the motherboard and some are plugged into a PCI-E ...
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Windows Storage Space file inconsistent?

It is very odd. I use Win 10 pro, storage space, 3*2T drives, Two-way mirror, mounted as D: I created new folder in the root and moved another folder into it, i.e. D:/a/ becomes D:/new/a I shutdown ...
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Windows10 Pro Storage Spaces, list disks belonging to specific storage pool in PowerShell

Is there any way in Windows 10 Pro Powershell to list which Physical disks belong to a specific StoragePool? You can see this in the GUI, but the GUI is hopelessly unstable?
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Can I make a Storage Space Pool from partitions rather than whole physical drives?

I want to use just 2 SSDs for the boot / system partitions AND a 2-way Storage Space Mirrored Pool. So the boot / system partitions are going to have to reside on some portion of one SSD, then the ...
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In Win10 can a Storage Space 2-way Mirror be the System disk? [duplicate]

I promised to set up SW RAID Mirroring for my client. The computer came with a 500GB HDD as the only disk (with Win10 Pro installed on it). I just plugged in 2 additional new 500GB SSDs (not yet ...
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Enforce ordering when creating volumes so I can ensure that volume to be extended has unallocated space on the 'right'

My setup includes a Storage Spaces based virtual disk with 2 NTFS volumes created on top it. I want to extend only 1 of those volumes and therefore it should always have unallocated space to its ...
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Resize NTFS volume while it is in use

I've created a partition over a Storage Spaces virtual disk and formatted it as a NTFS volume. Here are the powershell commands I used: $partition = (New-Partition -DiskNumber 9 -Size 300GB) Format-...
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Moving data between separate physical drives

I have two main drives on my laptop, C-drive (100GB) and D-Drive(1TB). My C-drive has become very full and I have not managed to be able to move files and applications stored on the c-drive over to ...
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Understanding Storage Spaces capacity descriptions

I have a Storage Spaces array in Windows 10 consisting of 7 SATA HDDs ranging from 3TB -> 8TB each (-edit- for completeness, those drive capacities are: {3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 8, 8}). I'm trying to ...
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RAM memory working oddly [duplicate]

Well my laptop has 16GB Ram memory and I just opened today a file with size 17GB.How is that possible?RAM memories save data or machine code currently being used so it shouldnt load the file.
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Can we add a Linux partition on a drive containing a Windows 10 storage pool?

About a year ago we had set up a Windows 10 pro machine with a 250 GB SSD and a 3 TB hard drive using the defaults from the installer. The plan was to leave 1 TB unpartitioned for later use in ...
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Is it possible to boot Windows 1809 system from Storage Spaces

The Surface Pro 2017 1TB boots from a 2 drive Storage Spaces pool. Thomas Maurer wrote a blog entry with some observations on how the Surface may do it and there are a few forum posts about it. Does ...