Windows 10: Has Storage Spaces Been Improved Recently?

Discus and support Has Storage Spaces Been Improved Recently? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; It's been probably about a year or more since I've played with Storage Spaces. Back when I was experimenting with it, it was simply horrendous,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by hsehestedt, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Has Storage Spaces Been Improved Recently?


    It's been probably about a year or more since I've played with Storage Spaces. Back when I was experimenting with it, it was simply horrendous, especially trying to recover from situations where I purposely "failed" a disk.

    I actually played with it extensively at the time because I wanted to be sure that I could entrust all my data to it. I used it on multiple systems and with quite a few different hard drives. I came away stunned with how unreliable it was in my tests.

    Does anyone have any more recent experience with it? Has it changed in any meaningful way over the last year or so?

    I just thought I would get some opinions here before I go down that rabbit hole and frustrate myself all over again.

    :)
     
    hsehestedt, Jun 1, 2019
    #1

  2. Windows 10 Storage Spaces Improvements?

    I cannot find any articles on Windows 10 Storage Spaces and if there are any improvements over the Windows 8.1 Storage Spaces. Specifically, I am interested in knowing if the 70% threshold still triggers low capacity warnings. Over the past year, I have
    built up my Windows 8.1 Storage Spaces pool to about 50TB (14 USB drives), which means that at 35TB used, I get warnings to add more drives. The 70% capacity warning made more sense when I had only 2 or 3 drives in my pool, but as the data pool grows in size,
    it just seems to be a waste. How can I be at a reduced capacity in the pool when I still have 15TB of space free? When I add a new 5TB drive, I only get about 3.15TB of data storage (4.5TB formatted X 70% usable) which goes down to about 2TB of data in my
    parity pool. I really like Storage Spaces, but the overhead is a lot to take. Having said that, Storage Spaces is still the best solution I have found for my needs. I would just like to see some improvements in the next version. Any links on Windows 10 Storage
    Spaces improvements would be most welcome. Thanks.
     
    GeorgeTaus, Jun 1, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows 10 Storage Spaces Improvements?

    We just released a couple of new Storage Spaces features with the
    Windows 10 November update
    :

    • Optimize drive usage to make the best use of all of your drives after adding drives
    • Safely remove a drive from a pool by automatically moving data off the drive and onto other drives in the pool.
    To make use of these features you'll have to install the
    Windows 10 November update.
    Our latest Help content briefly covers the new Storage Spaces functionality:

    Storage Spaces in Windows 10

    Cheers!

    Jason Gerend - Senior Content Developer for Storage Spaces
     
    Jason Gerend_MSFT, Jun 1, 2019
    #3
  4. Has Storage Spaces Been Improved Recently?

    Windows 10 Storage Spaces Improvements?

    Thanks, Jason. It appears then that the November update has not shown up yet for my system. Good to hear that the new commands will be available via the Storage Spaces GUI. Optimizing drives and the Remove drive features were on the top of my wish list
    for Storage Spaces. Patiently waiting for the update.....
     
    GeorgeTaus, Jun 1, 2019
    #4
Thema:

Has Storage Spaces Been Improved Recently?

Loading...
  1. Has Storage Spaces Been Improved Recently? - Similar Threads - Has Storage Spaces

  2. Has Storage Spaces Been Improved Recently?

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Has Storage Spaces Been Improved Recently?: It's been probably about a year or more since I've played with Storage Spaces. Back when I was experimenting with it, it was simply horrendous, especially trying to recover from situations where I purposely "failed" a disk. I actually played with it extensively at the time...
  3. Storage Spaces

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Storage Spaces: I have a 4-bay enclosure of 8TB drives (32TB total) set to parity using Storage spaces. I would suspect I would be able to get about 2/3 (66%) capacity or about 21TB after allowing for parity. However it's telling me that the total capacity is only 14TB. How does that make...
  4. Storage space

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Storage space: I am trying to clear up storage on my laptop. I have gone into my storage settings, and it shows under "other" that it is using 692gb as per below. [ATTACH] I then open this up, but it only gives me a few folders which don't seem to be very large at all. . [ATTACH] Any...
  5. Storage shows more space than it actually has

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Storage shows more space than it actually has: My Windows 10 partition C: actually has 49.2GB and the Recovery 1.26GB, so together 50.46GB. But, the Storage says, it has 233GB and 224GB as used. I've no idea, from where Storage gets such info. Does anyone know, how to correct this? Thanks!...
  6. Storage Space

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Storage Space: [ATTACH]This may seem like a silly question but can someone please tell me if something is going here that needs any action? I am getting a notification that my laptop that’s linked with my microsoft account needs my attention. When I follow through with where it leads me...
  7. Problem with Storage Space

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Problem with Storage Space: My storage space is not loading. Below is a screen shot of the management screen: [img] I notice Warnings on 2 drives, but don't see how to tell what the warning is. They indicate 61% and 61% used, but I wouldn't think that close enough to be a problem with it starting. I...
  8. Storage space issue

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Storage space issue: Please see the two snap shots below and It seems that there is some problem with disk D and it may affect the performance my Windows 10. Can I increase the size of D taking some space from Disk C? or is there any other work around or solution With regards Dr. Abdul...
  9. Storage Space Issue

    in Windows 10 Support
    Storage Space Issue: Hi - I have a low spec notebook with Windows 10 preinstalled. Low spec is fine for my purposes but my 32 GB SSD is almost full and this seems to be stopping Windows from updating. Actually I have 7 GB of free space, which I assumed would be sufficient for the update but...
  10. Storage spaces.

    in Windows 10 Support
    Storage spaces.: I use storage spaces configured with two external drives connected to my Lenovo helix. All works well since the last major upgrade. I will be traveling and need to disconnect the Lenovo from the drives. Do I need to turn off storage spaces or will it catch up when I plug the...