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Solved Win 8.1 Drive Mirroring VS Storage Spaces-which is better


dms1

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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.

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Coke Robot

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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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dms1

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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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