Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Storage spaces and repaired drive? (PCB Replaced)

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    win8

    Storage spaces and repaired drive? (PCB Replaced)


    Hello,

    Windows 8:

    I have 4 drives assigned to a raid1 and a raid0 storage space. A power plug broke off of one of the drives. I ordered an exact replacement hdd pcb for that drive. It spins up, bios sees it, I'm 100% sure no damage was done to the data as the drive was off when the power plug was broken. windows sees it but storage spaces thinks it is a new drive. So spaces is still showing the raid0 offline and raid1 in lowered resiliency mode. I am assuming something on the logic board, maybe hdd serial# or guid or something is now different for the repaired drive.

    Does anyone know in powershell if there is a way to tell storage spaces that the repaired drive is in fact the one that it thinks is offline?

    Here is a powershell Get-PhysicalDisk:

    FriendlyName CanPool OperationalStatus HealthStatus Usage Size
    ------------ ------- ----------------- ------------ ----- ----
    SAMSUNG HD204UI ... False Lost Communication Warning Auto-Select 1.82 TB
    SAMSUNG HD204UI ... False OK Healthy Auto-Select 1.82 TB
    PhysicalDisk3 False OK Healthy Auto-Select 55.9 GB
    PhysicalDisk1 True OK Healthy Auto-Select 1.82 TB
    HGST HDS5C4040AL... False OK Healthy Auto-Select 3.64 TB
    HGST HDS5C4040AL... False OK Healthy Auto-Select 3.64 TB
    PhysicalDisk5 False OK Healthy Auto-Select 1.82 TB
    -------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------

    note that this drive:
    SAMSUNG HD204UI ... False Lost Communication Warning Auto-Select 1.82 TB
    Now has a new logic board and storage space is showing as:
    PhysicalDisk1 True OK Healthy Auto-Select 1.82 TB

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It is a new drive. Because you replaced the Daughter Board on the drive.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Hello, friken. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    I’m assuming the computer was off when the plug got broken. Nearest I can tell is that Storage Spaces doesn’t know it failed nor was replaced do to the new pcb. Couldn’t it just be added via the command line concerning “Hot spares” on the page below? Would not the OS then replace the cache for that drive?

    How Storage Spaces Makes Use of Hot Spares
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    win8


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello, friken. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    Iím assuming the computer was off when the plug got broken. Nearest I can tell is that Storage Spaces doesnít know it failed nor was replaced do to the new pcb. Couldnít it just be added via the command line concerning ďHot sparesĒ on the page below? Would not the OS then replace the cache for that drive?

    How Storage Spaces Makes Use of Hot Spares

    Thanks for the reply. The drive was off when the plug was broken, so I'm 99.9% sure the data on the drive is undamaged. My guess is that storage spaces just sees it as a different drive because something like a serial# or guid from the new mainboard is now different. The os sees the drive as having a raw partition as expected, just that storage spaces sees it as a different drive than the one that is showing as offline.

    I think if I make it a hotspare, storage spaces would rebuild the raid1 by wiping the disk and doing a rebuild. But I have two spaces associated with the drive set... a raid1 and a raid0. I was really hoping to recover both by just replacing the drive pcb. I may be oversimplifying it, but I was hoping for a command that tells storage spaces that drive #x is really the same as what is thinks is offline. Like telling it the serial# or whatever uniqueid has changed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Youíre quite welcome. Iím not the savviest at computers and construction was my field. Now retired. This is a little out of my league, but know the basic principles. I like learning and have more time in searching for answers than knowledge.

    I searched for a command that you are seeking to no avail. However, that doesnít mean it doesnít exist. Iíll keep scouring.

    I agree that the data has been untouched and good that you are cautious not to disturb it.

    The problem I see is that the system doesnít know that the disk went bad, just changed. And I see now that hot spare is more or less a backup of the drive. As a work around could you not take that drive out of the pool, back it up on some other drive, reinstall it, and have it rebuild it from the drive you backed it up on? Does that make any sense? Is that feasible? I know that's a long way around and probably time consuming.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Look under “Disconnected disks” section with instructions on that page. Isn’t that what you need?

    Before doing anything, I would advise to back that disk up somehow.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Friken, I would not think that you would need to rebuild it. I would try and use a Linux Live CD. Salvage all data, then rebuild it. Storage Spaces was really meant to be used for Server 2k12. Why MS placed it with Windows 8, makes you scratch your head.

    Also what I meant by the new drive. Was that when you replace the motherboard. The Software sees a new Serial number from the onboard bios on the hard drive Motherboard. When that happens, things can go wrong.

    If you are going to do a Raid type setup, I would go with a Hardware Raid, vs. using Storage Spaces. Also use Raid 5. I do not know how good this will do for helping you out. Download Understand and Troubleshoot Storage Spaces in Windows Server "8" Beta from Official Microsoft Download Center Also see Storage space cannot be repaired or disks are marked as retired incorrectly when you use Storage Spaces in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Storage spaces and repaired drive? (PCB Replaced)
Related Threads
I am setting up a new home PC\Server and decided to use Win 8.1 since I needed to upgrade to at least Win 7 Professional to use Disk Mirroring. Now I find out Win 8.1 has Disk Mirroring (From Disk Management Console) and Storage Spaces. My question is which one is better and faster. I just want...
Hello everyone, I have a windows 8 machine that acts as a media storage computer on my home network. It has 8 storage drives varying in size from 1 to 4 TB. I have been using Drive Bender to create pools, however am interested in switching to Storage Spaces. Currently with Drive Bender I...
How Create a New Pool and Storage Space in Windows 8 Storage Spaces lets you group drives together in a storage pool. Then you can use pool capacity to create storage spaces. Storage spaces are virtual drives that appear in Windows Explorer. You can use them like any other drive, so itís...
I believe I lost my boot drive. My computer hangs when it can't find SATA4 in BIOS. I tried switching cables, but it did not help. I have 4 drives in a storage spaces array and a single boot drive. The computer is older, so I am thinking about pulling the 4 drive array and putting it in a...
When adding an initial drive to a storage pool I get the error "incorrect function" System: Proliant ML110 G4, Windows 8 64-Bit, 4GB Ram I have a 160GB drive installed on the motherboard's controller which hosts the OS I've installed a single 2TB drive on a 2 Port PCI Express Internal SATA II...
How to Rename a Storage Pool, Storage Space, and added Drives in Windows 8 Storage Spaces lets you group drives together in a storage pool. Then you can use pool capacity to create storage spaces. Storage spaces are virtual drives that appear in Windows Explorer. You can use them like any...
How to Delete a Storage Space in a Storage Pool in Windows 8 Storage Spaces lets you group drives together in a storage pool. Then you can use pool capacity to create storage spaces. Storage spaces are virtual drives that appear in Windows Explorer. You can use them like any other drive, so...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook