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Storage Spaces can't add drive to pool.

  1. #11


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    Yeah i heard a lot of those cards can be fickle with stuff like that. Thats why i chose a board with 8 sata ports. After the os drive, personal drive, and 2 optical drives, i still have enough room for 4 hdds for movie storage.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by johnblanker View Post
    storage spaces seems like a dumbed down version of disk management. I've never used an add-in sata controller card. I wonder if it's a port multiplier problem on the card. I always just use the sata ports on my mobo. It has always been safe. I have upgraded BIOS', wiped the hard drive and installed windows 7 & 8 a bunch of times and even upgraded to a new mobo, the span has always stayed in tact. Why don't you use the sata ports on the mobo? Is it because of what you said:

    "It's worth pointing out that the system without the new controller can only support 2TB max of SATA drives"

    This seems odd to me. You never said the model of your motherboard.
    Have you tried creating the span using disk manager?

    storage spaces is new and disk management's replacement, thats why it's being pushed with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The drives can be of random sizes and interfaces, you can add further drives at a later time without losing data to expand your pools. There is 3 different types of resiliency (parity,2-way mirror, 3-way mirror) etc,

    But the virtues of that versus disk management or hardware raid are outside the scope of this post and really off topic.

    "This seems odd to me. You never said the model of your motherboard. "
    The system is a Proliant ML110 G4. Which has a max total storage of 2TB via SATA. It's not uncommon for some older boards to be have a max capacity with storage.

    But to be honest, if you've not had experience with storage spaces, I'm not sure you can help.
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