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Windows Storage Spaces.. Little help ?


fragmaster

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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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fragmaster

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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.
 

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