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Can't remove or format a drive

  1. #11


    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    Run the command reagentc /info in an administrative command prompt and it will show if it is set up correctly.
    OK, did that.
    Here is the result:

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DataAndroid View Post
    OK, did that.
    Here is the result:
    Looks OK since it appears the C: drive is Hard Disk 3.

    EasyBCD did not change the recovery options in the past. Assuming the hidden system folder, Recovery, was on the G: drive originally, I will have to check it again and re-evaluate its capabilities.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    I posted and then deleted this comment as there were replies after but I'll put it back so you can think about it after you've solved your immediate problem

    Why not define your non-boot drives in Storage Spaces or something like that? There is no reason really to tie specific address space to physical hardware (unless you want to of course). You have a lot of disks with seemingly separate data. It is not my place to recommend it but it might be interesting for you to consider. It would save copying things around all the time.

    In my particular situation the servers I work on I can't tell even theoretically what drive data is on or even whether it is in memory or on disk. I quite like that model.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Why not define your non-boot drives in Storage Spaces or something like that?
    Some time ago I looked into RAID, but didn't like it (was all too complicated to get to work etc.). I assume this is something similar, but rather software controlled instead hardware?
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  5. #15


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Yes it is. Storage spaces are software based and so slower than a hardware based RAID but you can add and remove drives as you wish. It doesn't use much extra CPU for reads. For things that are not IO demanding (like movies, photos and music) it would be good. It is also pretty simple.

    For games I don't know. You may want to specify a separate SSD for them specifically. It depends if you are feeling constrained by your CPUs not being given enough info to process or not. If your CPU is not running at 100% you need more or faster disk (or possibly memory - it is always one of the three - CPU, memory or IO).


    If you are looking for maximum performance though forget storage spaces - it is for home use.
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