Windows 10: Storage spaces Mirrored drives inaccessable

Discus and support Storage spaces Mirrored drives inaccessable in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I have two 8GB drives in a mirrored storage space. It was working fine but now the storage space is inaccessible and is not visible when I go into... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by LarsTomasson, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Storage spaces Mirrored drives inaccessable


    I have two 8GB drives in a mirrored storage space. It was working fine but now the storage space is inaccessible and is not visible when I go into 'Disk Management'. When I go into 'Manage Storage Spaces' it shows an error on one drive and says "Error, consider replacing". Strangely it shows both drives as having the same serial number and doesn't specify the SATA connection so I don't know which one has failed. I disconnected one, and then the other drive appeared and I was able to access my data. I shut down the system, and connected the other drive and disconnected the first, and on reboot the other drive appeared and I could access my data. So it seems both drives work when connected separately, but not when connected together.


    Does anyone have any idea what is going on?


    My recovery plan is to copy all the data on one drive over to another location, and then do the same with the other drive in case they are not synched. Then delete the storage pool and wipe both drives. then do drive diagnostics to determine if either of the drives is bad. Finally I will create a mirror in Disk Management and not use Storage Spaces any more as it seems unreliable, overly complex, and gives poor debug information.


    Does this seem like a reasonable recovery plan?

    :)
     
    LarsTomasson, Feb 23, 2021
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  2. Sam___ Win User

    Windows Storage Spaces "Inaccessible due to timeout error"

    Apart from what C#S has suggested, I would recommend checking the drives using Crystal Disk Info to see whether SMART is reporting any issues with them. If they are fine try cleaning and then deleting the partitions using 'DISKPART'. That should do the trick.

    -Sam
     
    Sam___, Feb 23, 2021
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  3. Windows Storage Spaces "Inaccessible due to timeout error"

    I recently built a computer with a 120gb boot drive (SSD) and am trying to configure two 1TB HDDs into a RAID array. Doing so in the BIOS yields a "degraded" error. I tried Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) to no avail. Now I am trying to set it up
    in Windows Storage Spaces by creating a two-way mirror storage pool. When creating, it says "Error, inaccessible due to timeout." The individual physical drives are listed as "OK" while the pooled storage space shows the error. I can't find any information
    about how to solve this error. Please help.
     
    KimblerFogleman, Feb 23, 2021
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  4. Storage spaces Mirrored drives inaccessable

    Storage Spaces Drive Inaccessible

    My Windows 10 server auto updated, restarted, and my storage pool stopped working.

    It shows up in Storage Spaces - all drives green and has about 3TBs of empty space - but the drive itself is inaccessible. I've tried PowerShell commands to Repair-VirtualDisk and such to no avail (it says completed but changes nothing).

    ReclaiMe sees the files but I can't recover them either.

    I am desperate to recover these files. Lots of old family photos there. Everything shows up green in Storage Spaces, it just can't/won't load. I even moved it to a different Windows 10 computer - same issue.
     
    Jun-KaiTeoh, Feb 23, 2021
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