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Win 8.1 Drive Mirroring VS Storage Spaces-which is better

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    Win 8.1

    Win 8.1 Drive Mirroring VS Storage Spaces-which is better


    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 to mirror two drives (RAID 1) to store my pictures so if one drive fails I have a copy. I'm not interested in expanding this or adding drives that Storage Spaces seems to support.

    Thanks

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Basically, if you just want to stick with mirroring, just stay with RAID 1. You can also do Storage Spaces and set it up to basically act like RAID 1, but I can't tell you if one is faster or not. I'd imagine both are the same, that is of course unless you have a RAID card with a dedicated processor.
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    Win 8.1


    I'm going to go with the Storage Spaces because every time I set up drive mirroring it takes hours to sync and it seems every time the system reboots the mirror resyncs. I don't have this issue with the little bit of testing I have done with Storage Spaces.
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Win 8.1 Drive Mirroring VS Storage Spaces-which is better
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