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storage spaces parity right?

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    storage spaces parity right?


    set up parity with 6 3TB drives (2.7 TB) and end up with it looking like this... I though windows storage spaces took only one disk for parity?

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    also tried multiple times same result

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  2. #2


    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    From what I understand, this is correct - however, the screenshot seems to indicate some of this storage space has already been used. Is that the case? Did you partition this space up previously before starting the creation of a parity space on the volume?
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    Yeah, that's probably right. Storage spaces seems quite inefficient with disk space. I posted about this inefficientcy a while back.

    Confused on Storage Spaces with Parity and free space
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  4. #4


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    nope none of it was used prior to this.. and yeah I actually read your thread parks but couldnt tell if this was a different issue
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