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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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Hard drives only showing half their capacity - no unallocated space - had been used in Windows pool ("raid")

I sincerely hope someone has any kind of idea, I have been trying for days to solve this problem. I have 4x 16 TB Toshiba hard drives running in my Windows 10 PC and plugged in directly over the ...
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What is the proper way to do an in-place upgrade of a Windows Parity Storage Space?

I currently have a 3-drive parity storage space on Windows 10, which provides 16TB of storage across three 8TB drives. I wish to upgrade this to use three larger drives for more space. Is there a way ...
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Backup / Mirror a drive to JBOD storage pool

I have a home NAS server running Windows Server 2016 with a JBOD of 5 disks configured in a single Storage Pool. I recently bought a single drive which is approximately the same size as the entire ...
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Simple Storage Space - more disks = faster read by slower write?

I'm trying to make use of some older, smaller disks & get maximum performance from them to hold Steam games/temporary photo editing files etc. - no resilience required. (Disclaimer, I have 4 disks,...
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Disk Space Report for Multiple servers

I have writtern a script which will export the Disk space, RAM and CPU utilization details for multiple servers and the script is working a expected. I just want to done change to the outfile i.e, ...
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trying to install openSuse Leap 15.3 alongside existing windows10 on my surface pro

Device Spec Windows Spec Disk Partition in Windows Now, when I restart and boot using a openSuse Leap 15.3 bootable USB, i expect to see a 100 GB disk that I could partition as required (root, home, ...
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I wiped all my most important data stored in Microsoft StorageSpaces due to a PowerShell copy/paste error. It formatted every volume! What can I do?

In Powershell ISE I meant to paste the drive letter D into the Command Browser argument for FormatDisk. But apparently the drive letter never got copied so it pasted New-VirtualDisk instead. I then ...
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Merge two ext4 spaces

I want to merge /dev/nvme0n1p6, which is system linux disk and /dev/nvme0n1p9. I have also Windows system on /dev/nvme0n1p4, so i want to save it How can i merge /dev/nvme0n1p6 with /dev/nvme0n1p9 ...
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Is it wise to use parity over two-way mirror in a window storage space with 3 or more disks?

Windows storage spaces use slabs for the actual storage. Slabs are distributed in an (for the user) unknown fashion over the available disks. Even if you use two-way mirror and two disks you only know ...
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How does windows (11) two way mirrored storage spaces work exactly?

I'm setting up a Windows 11 machine using a storage spaces with two-way mirrored drives. As a test I've set this up in VMWare; I've added two drives (2x10GB) and created the two-way mirrored storage ...
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How do I access a Windows 10 Storage Spaces from another Windows 10 install?

BACKGROUND So a while ago (maybe 3 weeks ago) I decided to divide my NVMe in half to duel boot Windows and Linux. In the process I somehow deleted my Windows boot partitions or something. I honestly ...
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Windows storage spaces will not let me remove a retired drive, now the pool is offline

I'm going a bit insane trying to fix this issue with my file server it's a plex server with some files built on windows 10 using parity. I had 6 drives and 1 failed, storage spaces would not let me ...
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RAID 5 bad sector / read error when rebuilding

Say I have a RAID 5 (Windows parity storage pool) and one drive fails. I will plug in a new one and start rebuilding. There are many people saying that if one of the remaining drives has a read ...
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Windows Storage Space Incorrect Pool Size

Storage Space Configuration Image I have a Storage Pool here with a 10.9 TB capacity [image above]. I have 3 spaces in the pool, with a combined capacity of less than the total pool capacity, yet I am ...
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Expanding a partition to another drive

I don't know how to extend C Drive (in my SSD: 256GB) to my HDD (1TB), Is there a good way? I know in some IOs it will make my speed equal to HDD (in those which gonna be written on HDD obviously but, ...
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How to expand VHDX that use as physical drive in storage pool?

In Windows 10 Storage Spaces, it is possible to create a storage pool that use multiple VHDX as physical drive. For example, I create and mount 2x 5GB VHDX: PS C:\> New-VHD -Path a:\test.vhdx -...
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Microsoft Storage Spaces Extremely Variable Write Speeds

I am using Microsoft Windows 10 Storage Spaces in Simple (not Parity or Mirroring) mode with 3 x external 8TB 5400 RPM drives. Whilst transferring 10TB of data from a separate 12TB external 5400 RPM ...
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Get-Disk and Get-PhysicalDisk return different results

I am trying to set up storage spaces on Windows 10 Pro, but I am confused by the output of Get-Disk and Get-PhysicalDisk: PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-PhysicalDisk | select DeviceId,friendlyname,...
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Accessing window server 2012 (not R2) storage space from windows 10

As per title. I have an old computer with 4 disks that make up a storage pool from windows server 2012 (non R2). Can I attach those 4 disks to the windows 10 machine and load them up on windows 10? Or ...
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Does overwriting a file consumes extra space?

I have 1gb available space in my HDD which is composed of mainly movies and I want to overwrite files with same names and file size. The file that I want to replace is a 2gb movie and I want to ...
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Hardware RAID 1 vs Software RAID 1 vs Storage Spaces

I'm a long time power user but never had the chance or funds of running RAID in my system. Last year i finally build a powerful system running an AMD X570 chipset and i use a HGST (now WD) HC530 HDD ...
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Storage devices fillled up but file still written to it

I created a bootable thumb drive for my windows installation and Ubuntu live CD, it also contains some windows exe (applications). IMO in order to prevent against virus I came to the idea that I had ...
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Issues with Windows Storage Space GUI

Two parts question: I have Simple Storage Space consisting of 3 small old SSDs which I created long time ago and barely used since. Now I wanted to remove one physical drive but even though 2 of 3 ...
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I can not remove disk from Storage Space

I have a storage pool that shows low capacity but there are actually at least 2.55TB free. The storage pool is a simple drive so there is no redundancy. I am trying to remove one drive but I am not ...
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How to get Windows Storage Spaces warning message

In what must be one of the stranges UX decisions ever, Windows tells me that one of my physical drives in a Storage Pool has a warning - but that's it. Bad S.M.A.R.T. values ? Unstable read rates ? ...
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Microsoft performance storage tier is not being used

On Windows 10 I have set up tiered storage with two mirrored 512GB SSDs for the Performance tier and two mirrored 3TB hard drives for the Capacity tier. When I optimize the storage tiers it shows that ...
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Storage Space, 12TB of data using all 54TB of drive space

Ok, so I have 10 hard drives split into two pools. Total amount of real data is around 12TB, but it’s using 54TB of space and both Storage Spaces show as RAW and Unhealthy. I cannot access the data. ...
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How does storage space (Simple), without resilience, save the files on the harddisk

If you create for example 3x4tb Storage spaces, without any resilience (simple), and one drive crashes, will you lose everything, or just that's on just that drive? is it saving the data in stripes ...
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How to access the Windows 10 Storage Space in another Windows notebook?

I created a windows 10 storage space in an external USB storage connected to my Windows 10 Pro. I've lost my Windows 10 installation on my notebook. My backups were in the Storage Space (external USB ...
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Is it possible to keep disks indepndent while still virtually/visually spanning them?

I'm wondeirng is it possible to have a single volume containing muiltiple drives whereby the drives are basically treated like individual dirves so if one fails only the data stored on that particualr ...
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Why is my SSD Journal drive's WriteCacheSize blank in Storage Spaces?

I'm trying to setup storage spaces to use what I believe is called "write back cache". I originally had 1 SSD and 6 HDDs, I found it painfully slow. So I replaced one HDD with an SSD, and I ...
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Windows 10 Storage Spaces out of space with 2TB free space

I'm using 5 3TB drives to set up a Storage Space pool with parity, as each disk contributes 2.72TB to the pool, I have a total of 9.07TB (2.72x4). However, even though the disk "Properties" ...
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Unstable BCLK/PCIe clock + 4 hard drive failures in 6 weeks after move. Replaced Mobo+CPU but Issue persist & new HDDs failed

I'm having several issues that I believe are related. The issues began when I moved the computer to a new house 6 weeks ago. The Bus Clock (BCLK & PCI Clock) of my CPU runs ~2Mhz lower than whats ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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