Windows 10: Storage Spaces Confusion

Discus and support Storage Spaces Confusion in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I have this storage spaces pool consisting of three identical 8TB Seagate hdds. [ATTACH] Here is the pool in file manager circled in blue. Beside... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by ChrisNewman1, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Storage Spaces Confusion


    I have this storage spaces pool consisting of three identical 8TB Seagate hdds.

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    Here is the pool in file manager circled in blue. Beside it is another hdd that's not part of the pool and it's circled in red.

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    I want to keep the 24TB pool but I need to remove the 4TB hdd. But when I do remove the 4TB hdd, my 24TB pool stops working and I get this error in the storage spaces manager.

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    I did not change USB ports on any drive, I simply removed the 4TB drive. I tried it while the computer was running and while the computer was shutoff. I even disabled the 4TB hdd before removing it and I keep getting the same error.


    My pool is intact but unless I have the 4TB drive connected, the pool will not work despite the 4tb hdd not being part of the pool.


    Win 10 Home

    Version 10.0.18363 Build 1863

    :)
     
    ChrisNewman1, Oct 1, 2020
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  2. Storage Spaces is confusing! Help?

    I have an old 5-drive storage box that I have been using for years. It is a JBOD. It has a SiliconImage SIL4726 Raid controller chip. The box is connected via eSATA.

    I recently upgraded to Win 10 and immediately, I could only see ONE of the 5 drives [Drive 0].

    I've been reading and found that MS had invented Storage Spaces, primarily to confuse old guys like me. :-(

    OK, I can get to the screen where I Create Storage Space, but it requires that the drives be clean. Hey, I have data on these drives! How the heck am I supposed to get them recognized by WIn 10 w/o destroying the data?

    OK, I can put each one in slot 0 and suck off the data to some other HD. The problem is that I don't HAVE enough HD space to do this!

    Can anyone suggest a good way to proceed?
     
    ChuxterChuxter, Oct 1, 2020
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  3. topgundcp Win User
    Conflicting information on my Storage Space...

    From disk management, it does report the same storage and used space as from explorer.
    May I ask did you try to create a storage pool or something ? if so, you should not mess with this.

    Is this disk an external disk connected via USB ? WD or Seagate branch ?

    I have the feeling that this disk is formatted with GPT type using 512K emulation so Windows get confused. To verify:


    1. Right click on Disk 6 ->Properties->Volumes. What does it show on partition styles ? GPT ?
    2. Download Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free, install then run. What does it show on disk 7 ? MBR ?

    If step 1 shows GPT and step 2 shows MBR then definitely the disk was formatted using 512K emulation. The reason they did this so that it would be recognized by WinXP or if you connect it to a TV.

    Windows Updates failed is another problem you have. First, it tried to updates from 1703 -> 1709 and failed so any subsequent updates to 1803 also failed.
     
    topgundcp, Oct 1, 2020
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  4. Storage Spaces Confusion

    Storage Spaces is confusing! Help?

    Hi Chuxter,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern, however I suggest you to go to Disk management and check if the drives are available.

    • Press Windows key + X.
    • Select Disk Management and check the free storage.

    I suggest you to perform Hardware and Device Troubleshooter.

    • Click on Start icon or hit
      Windows logo
      and click on Settings.
    • Type Troubleshooting and select
      troubleshooting.
    • Click on Hardware and Sound and select
      Hardware and Devices and click on next and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Before cleaning your drives make sure you take a backup of it. You can transfer your stuffs to One Drive.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/onedrive-app-faq

    Get back to us with the updated status, we’ll be glad to assist you further.
     
    SujataMoktan, Oct 1, 2020
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