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Windows Storage Spaces.. Little help ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Windows Storage Spaces.. Little help ?


    Hi Everyone Long time reader just needed help now ,


    Been running 4x 2TB HDD In Parity mode within storage spaces.


    I have just added 2x 2TB more to the storage pool. Which went fine.


    So i now have a total of 6x 2TB drives.


    question i have is the 2 new drives are empty. I thought storage spaces would move all the data so all the drives are in sync.





    at the moment the 4 old drive have the data and the new drives dont have any.


    Of course i understand this but point using storage spaces is if a drive fails i can replace it and not lose any data. if there not all in sync this wont work right ?


    Am i missing something ?


    thanks alot all

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    this the only way ?

    Right now the poor man's rebalancing is:- right-click largest drive in pool, select Remove
    - wait a day
    - re-add drive to the pool
    - right-click second largest drive in pool, select Remove
    - wait a day
    - re-add drive to the pool
    - right-click third largest drive in pool, select Remove
    - wait a day
    - re-add drive to the pool
    - ...
    - right-click smallest drive in pool, select Remove
    - wait a day
    - re-add drive to the pool

    Storage Spaces already is recognized by the "Disk Defragmenter and Opitmizer" as being a Storage Space, and will offer to "Optimize" the drive.
    Except that it claims the efficiency is 100% when in reality it's not 100%:
    http://i.imgur.com/XGbkVgm.png
    It seems like there's was the spot created where the functionality was *going* to go; it just never ended up being written.
    It would be nice to finally have it written.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows Storage Spaces.. Little help ?
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