Windows 10: Allocate Hard Drive without Losing Data?

Discus and support Allocate Hard Drive without Losing Data? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Long story short: - I bought two 12 TB WD external USB 3.0 hard drives. My plan was to back up all my data to one, and mirror that back up to another.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/chuckstaton, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Allocate Hard Drive without Losing Data?


    Long story short:
    - I bought two 12 TB WD external USB 3.0 hard drives. My plan was to back up all my data to one, and mirror that back up to another. I have been researching hard drive mirroring software. We'll call them "Main External" and "Back Up."
    - In the mean time, I put all my data on one, and simply copied it all to the other. They both have all my back-up data.
    - Failing to find a suitable mirror option, I saw that Windows can possibly take care of this. I tried to set this up through Disk Management. The option for "Adding a mirror" to "Main External."
    - After a quick Google, I read that I needed to add them both to my "Storage Spaces" on Windows. I went to do this, by going to "Manage Storage Spaces" in Windows, and "Create a new pool and storage space."
    - As soon I selected the drives, Windows gave me an error that this new pool could not be created. I'm not sure what the error said, but it was absolutely immediate. No time passed.
    - My drives no longer showed up in "This PC". When I go to Disk Management, they both show up, as "Unallocated."- Windows gives me the option to "Initialize Disk," (as either MBR or GPT) but I'm afraid that that process will delete the data if I do that.

    That's the story. Not sure what to do now. I've been a musician and filmmaker since 2004 with 100% of my personal and work data backed up (again, to two separate drives that both had this happen to them at the same time) so I'm pretty desperate to keep the data. Does anyone know what I can do? Thank you.

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    /u/chuckstaton, Feb 15, 2020
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  2. badrobot Win User

    Partitioning My Hard Drive Without Losing Data


    Download any of the suggested programs above and fire up Youtube for a step by step instruction. Easus is a good software. But I personally use MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    It will only take 5 minutes to become a professional hard drive partitioner. Allocate Hard Drive without Losing Data? :)
     
    badrobot, Feb 15, 2020
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  3. Use of drives wrongly allocated.

    Hi,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    This issue might occur if Windows 10 is not installed properly.



    I suggest you to follow the steps below to



    To assist you better, please provide us the information below:

    • When you say that "Windows 10 I discover that the 2TB hard drive that I used for photographs only has been allocated for use as the primary root drive C", are you referring that 2TB drive is where Windows 10 is installed? Which drive have you exactly clean
      install Windows 10?
    • What is the drive name where Windows 10 is previously installed?


    Please get back to us with an update on Windows 10, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Feb 15, 2020
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  4. Msap14 Win User

    Allocate Hard Drive without Losing Data?

    Hard Drive Data Recovery

    got a laptop pata hard drive that makes a slight constant clicking noise. hard drive is more than likely dead/dying right... i can see that partitions of the hard drive in disk management and i can see the partitions in my computer but i can't get to any of the data.

    any suggestions?
     
    Msap14, Feb 15, 2020
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