a storage abstraction layer for Direct Attached Storage in Microsoft Windows. provides features and performance comparable to a traditional SAN.

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Storage Space Write cache, and write speed

Hey guys i have been working on my NAS that is using server 2012r2 with storage spaces. the drives are off the shelf 7200 rpm drives the drives are bitlocker encrypted the drives are in a 8 disk ...
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Storage Pool Keeps Disconnecting After Reboot on Hyper-V

I have a File Server installed on Hyper-V with Windows Server Datacenter 2012. I created a Storage Pool in the Hyper-V Session. When I reboot the host, the server hyper-V session is in saved status. ...
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Storage Spaces - Reduced Rebuild Time for Reseated Drive

Does Windows Storage Spaces implement optimized/reduced rebuilding of a mirror or parity drive group if a drive is mistakenly removed and added again? I have some limited exposure to storage spaces ...
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Storage Spaces: Will removing a used USB 3.0 retain the data in a 2-way mirror setup?

So I've just realized that the ReFS filesystem, although promising in a Storage Space solution, doesn't have certain NTFS features that I need. So I'm contemplating going back to NTFS. Problem is ...
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Image Sharing File Server on Windows Storage Spaces.

I am working on Windows Storage Spaces File server, but I ran into this strange situation when transfer to client systems is aroung 300kb/s. There are two SS servers on the network - the other one is ...
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How to dismount a VHD that has been absorbed into a Storage Space

Normally in Windows, you can create a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD), see it in the Disk Management, right-click, and remove it: No problem. Storage Spaces Hides Disks I want to test the resiliency of ...
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Viewing Storage Space allocation for physical disk

I have a server that had four disks (2x 4TB and 2x 3TB drives) in a Server 2012 R2 Storage Pool. There are two virtual disks in the pool - a parity disk and a mirrored disk. The idea was to add two ...
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Can Storage Spaces VirtualDisks be moved between pools?

Can I move a Storage Spaces virtual disk from one pool to another? Or do I need to create new volumes and copy the files with the operating system?
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Windows Server 2012 Storage Pools and TLER/CCTL/ERC enabled drives

How do Storage Pools manage near line hdds (no raid controller) that implement TLER/CCTL/ERC? Is it completely transparent, or does that feature need to be disabled in order for the automatic ...
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host adapter vs bios

recently I had to create a raid 10 from 32 disks using the LSI 3108 hardware raid card. But after I create the virtual drives and initialize them, I got this msg in the boot prompt, "2 virtual drive ...
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Unexpected LSI SAS 9211-8i RAID x8 SSD Performance

After attaching 8 850 EVO SSD to my LSI 9211-8i and creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces 8 column virtual disk I copied a VHD from and to the virtual disk and observed ~300 MB/s transfer ...
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MSW2012R2 StorageSpaces + SSD tiering. Unknown Placement Status

I use StorageSpaces with tiering. I have several vhdx images that I want to be constantly pinned to SSD on my tier. I use command: Set-FileStorageTier –FilePath "path" -DesiredStorageTier "tier" ...
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How to repair a Storage Spaces virtual disk?

A storage space virtual disk is listed as: Operational Status: In-service Health Status: Warning I want to repair the Virtual Disk. So from an elevated Powershell, i run: PS ...
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Should we use Storage Spaces or RAID?

Small office here with 5± users. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Lenovo TS440 LSI 9240-8i RAID controller. (2) 250 GB SSDs (OS)(RAID 1) (2) 2TB WD Blacks (DATA/CLIENT BACKUPS)(RAID 1) Is ...
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Storage Spaces stuck at “repairing 9%” and “starting repair”

I have a storage space with 8 disks, and 2 virtual disks. One of the virtual disks started showing up as "Warning: In Service" If I ask to start repairing, it keeps at "repairing 9%" ...
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Can Windows Storage Spaces Mirror use 5 HDD in JBOD?

I have a 5 disk USB 3.0 enclosure (JBOD configuration, Windows see's 5 physical disks) with a max of 4TB per disk. I want to make a Windows Storage Spaces in mirrored mode (all data written to 2 ...
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Storage Spaces Write Rate Issue

I am setting up a Windows 2012 R2 Storage Spaces array. It is setup with 24 drives, 22 of them mirrored, with 2 hot spares, in 11 columns. I am useing a LSI 9207-8e HBA card with the latest IT ...