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Questions tagged [storage-spaces]

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

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Storage spaces on Windows 10 and tiering

I have a number of disks on my Windows 10 (pro if it maters) desktop and have been toying with storage spaces. I'd like some advice on how to configure storage volumes for my use cases. I know the ...
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How to repair mirror set in Windows Storage Pool?

I have a storage pool with 2x2 drives in it. This is an "upgraded" Storage Pool being hosted by Windows 10 1809. One of the drives has started throwing errors -- SMART shows over a thousand recently-...
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How do you replace/upgrade hard drives in a window storage pool?

I currently have a storage pool that consists 6 drives in parity. 3x4TB and 3x8TB. I just purchased three more 8TB with the intention of replacing the 3x4TB drives but am having trouble figuring out ...
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Windows 10 Storage Space doesn't show up on new install

I have a working Windows 10 install on a SATA SSD, with a Storage Space set up with several drives. Today, I installed Windows 10 on a new NVMe drive, and the Storage Space doesn't show up. The drives ...
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USB-case holding 4 harddisks suddenly dis-/reconnects every few minutes, after running 7/24 for 4 years. Did many tests. What can I test next?

I have this problem others also had already, but none of those solutions do work for me. Since a few days, my JBOD case holding 4 harddisks, connected to a PC via USB, disconnects and reconnects ...
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How do disparate drive sizes work with tiered storage spaces

I (believe) I understand simple Storage Spaces scenarios reasonably well, but I can't seem to find good information about how it all works when you involve a cache tier. To create a 2 column mirror, ...
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Storage Pool Read-Only Unhealthy

Okay, I've gotten myself into a pickle. Situation: I had a 4-disk, mirrored storage pool I wanted to remove 2 disks, so I retired them (prepared them for removal) I waited until the process was done ...
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Uneven drive size in two way mirrored storage space after replacing a drive

I have been running a 4x 2TB array for a 4TB storage pool in a two-way mirroring configuration. I am dual booting this machine with Windows 10 Pro and an early access version of Windows Server 2019. ...
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Is it possible to convert a Simple Storage Space with one HDD to basic NTFS volume without losing data?

A while ago when I bought my 4tb HDD I initially set it up as a Windows Storage Space for some reason. Currently I need that HDD to be accessable from my Linux dual-boot, so I need to get rid of WSS ...
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Computer Not Recognizing Hard Drive Previously Used In Storage Space Pool

So I previously had an external hard drive that was used in a windows storage space pool, but that computer broke and I can no longer use it. So I now have a new computer, but because the hard drive ...
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Trying to understand why space is missing via Storage Spaces

I have a problem with Storage Spaces. Initially, I had 4x 8TB hard drives and I decided to make a nearly 32TB simple (no parity etc) storage space with this. I let it set its own maximum, and it did ...
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Windows 10 Storage Spaces Two-Way Mirror Inconsistency and Warning

For the last few days I was having an issue with my Storage Spaces setup. I have a Two-way Mirror Storage Space comprising of 2 identical SATA-attached HDD drives. However the Storage Spaces in the ...
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Can I use Storage spaces in Win10 to pool SSD and HDD drive together?

Would it be possible in Windows 10 to create a storage space in a laptop with an SSD and a HDD? It appears I need two drives besides the Windows drive, but does that mean physical drives, or could I ...
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HP stream windows 10. office 360

I cant run the updates on my laptop because it says I have no room. I've got Office 365 free for the year and its seems to have taken all the space on the drive. Is there anything I can do to create ...
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Setting up single drive storage space for future two way mirror

I am setting up a storage space that initially will only be a single drive but I eventually will add additional drives and transition to two way mirror. I'm trying to figure out if there is a method ...
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Did I just lose my Storage Spaces (RAID 0) array? How can I recover it?

I am an amateur photographer and recently decided it was time to stop using external hard drives and move to a custom built storage server. This build was mostly for fun and learning. I started by ...
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Server 2016 Storage Spaces and NumberOfColumns

I think we all know about the NumberOfColumns issues: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/tip_of_the_day/2015/03/17/tip-of-the-day-numberofcolumns/ That said, let's pretend to plan the following (at ...
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Fileserver with huge RAM (preferrably windows 2012 R2)

I have server with 32GB. Currently it's windows server 2012 R2 It serves as fileserver. 4 Hard Drives with 1 SSD configured with storage pool with hot spare. To simplify the question, i just want to ...
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Hard drive not showing up in disk management

I have the following setup: main Windows 10 installation on SSD drive two 8TB drives for data storage, set up with Storage Spaces in mirror mode for redundancy (8TB usable out of 16TB total space) ...
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Windows 10 Storage Spaces recover data from 2-way mirror

I got some serious problem with my backup: Due to faulty power supply, 3 out of my 4 HDDs died.... Since I did set up a storage pool with "2-way mirroring", I was quite optimistic to recover most of ...
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Windows OS drive crashed, after reinstall separate Storage Pool drives are no longer

I have a machine running Windows 10; It has an SSD OS drive and two HDDs that are organized into a two-way mirror via Storage Pools. Something happened, presumably a power surge, but I'm not 100% sure,...
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Storage Spaces out of space

I'm using Windows 10 Enterprise. I have four identical 3TB disks set up in a Storage Space pool. Each disk shows up as providing 2.72 TB to the pool. I create a storage space with REFS and resiliency ...
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C Drive constantly full? [duplicate]

I have a 120gb ssd and I have done the disc cleanup deleted temps cookies etc and moved all the files I could out and its not changed from 415mb remaining. It says that my user folder has 74gb of ...
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How to run ChkDsk on Storage Spaces which is stuck in read only mode?

I am having a number of issues with Storage Spaces which began when a drive died. I have 5 WD Reds in Parity. I have not replaced the disk but the drive refuses to come in to Read / Write mode and ...
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Can I pass through hard drives from Linux OS to Windows 10 VM and create storage spaces?

I have a Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) server and want to create a Windows 10 virtual machine instance with kvm as hypervisor and virtual manager as ui. Furthermore, I want to pass through 2 hard drives to the ...
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Storage Spaces Critical Write Error

So I have a Windows 10 box with 5 WD Reds in it configured using Storage Spaces. Last Saturday I performed windows updates on the machine, which brought Windows 10 up to build 1709. I have three VMs ...
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Storage Spaces 'offline due to critical write failures; add drives'

I am getting an error in Windows 10 Storage Spaces and the Virtual Volume has been taken offline. The error is Error Offline due to critical write failures; add drives. If i look at the Physical ...
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Difference between simple storage pool and striped volume

Is there any difference between using Windows Storage Spaces with Simple resilience (no resiliency) and striped volume in Windows Disk Management?
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how to move storage pool

My question is similar --- but not quite the same as the one that lead me here. I had a WIN 10 system with 4 HDDs in a storage pool. System died and cannot be repaired. Appears all 4 HDDs are OK. ...
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What is the “correct” way to provide resilient storage with Storage Spaces to a VM?

I am in the process of rebuilding my home server. Among other functions, this acts as a media server, serving content primarily via DLNA. A good part of this content is irreplacable family video, ...
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How to diagnose and repair this NTFS volume

I have a Windows Storage Space that is an 8-drive array configured for parity and formatted as NTFS. Yesterday I was performing maintenance on some files using the security tab from the properties ...
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Path to executable in Windows Firewall rule contains random number after colon

When I run an executable located on Storage Spaces disk that requires incoming network connections, the Windows firewall incorrectly determines the full executable path. the actual path is M:\sw\test....
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StorageSpaces reports Media Failure and retired the drive, but the drive appears fine

A few days ago my computer started acting funny with mysterious errors and crashes, it felt like it maybe should have BSOD'ed "to prevent damage to my computer", but didn't. It took half an hour to ...
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How to decrease flash capacity space

I have one old recorder and this recorder can't support over than 1 gb cf (compact flash) card. Now I can't find cf 1gb on stores! Can I decrease for example cf 8 gb to 1gb? Thank's
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How can I defragment a ReFS mirrrored Storage Space (Windows 10)?

Possibly related question: https://serverfault.com/questions/790563/refs-is-fragmentation-ok-is-defragmentation-needed Note that I am using Windows 10 Home, version 1607. The Storage Space has four ...
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(Win Server 2012 R2) Can't enable data deduplication

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Datacentre edition) I cannot enable Data Deduplication. This particular volume previously had data deduplication enabled. Computer was changed from BIOS to UEFI boot, so ...
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Why is StoragePool's OperationalStatus degraded?

I have a Storage Spaces Storage Pool that has an OperationalStatus of degraded, and a HealthStatus of Warning: > Get-StoragePool | Format-List * Usage: Other OperationalStatus: Degraded ...
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How robust is two-way mirrored storage spaces in Windows? Are there any common gotchas?

I'm running Windows 10 Pro and have set up a Storage Pool with 3+3+6+6+6=24 TB with a two-way mirroring configuration. I've done this so that if one of the disks fail I can add a new one to compensate....
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Media storage and losing a drive (Drive Bender vs Raid* vs storage spaces)

I need to expand my media storage and am looking for a new solution. I have been using Drive Bender for JBOD with parity. The first time I lost a disk, the entire volume was unrecoverable. It has been ...
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Disband Two-Way Mirror Storage Pool

I am attempting to split a two-way mirror storage space. There are two physical disks in the storage space. The idea is to keep the contents of the storage space, while going back to NTFS. I do not ...
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Linux alternative to Storage Spaces

I currently run a small home media server on a Windows machine. I'd like to swap it to a small compute stick of some sort running a thin linux distro. However, the reason I chose Windows to begin ...
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What are the options to speed up write speed for Storage Spaces using parity?

I'm wondering what my options are for speeding up the write speed to my storage spaces that's using parity. Setup Windows 10 64-bit verison 1607 Intel i7-7700k 16 GB memory Samsung 960 EVO 6x 6 TB ...
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Windows 10 Storage Spaces 2-Way Mirror Low Capacity Warning at 70%

I am not sure if this warning is a reason for concern or a reason to add more drives as suggested: I have this setup as a 2-way mirror, so that both drives should hold identical data. Both of them ...
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Setup Storage Spaces or RAID on Windows partition

I have a 4 years old 500GB Samsung Evo SSD and I'm afraid it could fail, so I'd like to get a new one and setup RAID or Storage Spaces. I'm curious if I can do the RAID without having to format my ...
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Do Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2016 benefit from a single SSD?

I want to speed up a setup of 2 existing mirrored magnetic HDs. They currently are in a NAS but I plan to add them locally to the system and use Storage Spaces in mirror mode on them to get the same ...
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Raid 0 Performance Decreased

I was trying to understand the performance benefits of RAID. I created 4 virtual disks in Windows 10 (10 GB each). I then set up 2 of them as Stripped volumes and the other 2 as spanned volumes. Now I ...
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Expanding a FreeNAS/ZFS pool by migrating to Storage Spaces Parity

I currently have 3x4TB drives in a RAID-Z1 configuration using FreeNAS, which give me approx. 8TB of usable space in a single volume. I'm approaching 6TB, so I'm considering my options for expansion/...
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InnoDB + Windows 10 “Storage Spaces” =?

Ok, I think I can repeat this problem. Win 8.1 Pro x64 . Drive S: is "Storage Spaces" mirror made of two 250 GB HD's. Drive C: is SanDisk SSD 120 GB WAMP/MySQL Inno DB consistently refuses to start ...
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Best performance: Windows 10 software striping vs. storage spaces simple

Looking to squeeze a bit more speed out of my development PC for test VMs without necessarily switching to hardware RAID. I've got two identical 2TB SATA-3 data drives (OS is on SSD) so I could ...
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Windows 10 Storage Space Creation Error

I've been having issues lately with an existing storage space. I had a drive fail and the storage space was too thinly provisioned to recover. I removed the drive from the space and recovered some ...