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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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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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Microsoft S2D Nested resiliency: disable write caching on node down option not working?

we wanted to test the optional extend to cache drives szenario with our S2D cluster according to this MS doc: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-spaces/nested-resiliency ...
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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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Moving from mirrored dynamic disk to RAID1 storage space

During setup of my gaming PC I created a mirror dynamic disk on the 2 data disks because The Internet suggested it. Now I know this was a bad idea since it de-synchs more often than it should even if ...
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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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Windows server 2016 storage pool 100% disk activity without actually writing to disk

I have a Windows Server 2016 machine hooked up to a few assorted drives, some of them through a PCI-E SATA card (not a RAID card). I'm trying to set up the storage pool of these drives in a simple ...
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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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Is there a way to intentionally unbalance a Microsoft storage space?

I have a 3-column 2-row parity space setup in Server 2012r2 and I'd like to move away from parity and go to mirror instead. My 6x4tb (16tb with parity) drives are all about half full. I'm planning on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...