Storage spaces recovery


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    Storage spaces recovery


    Hello, my ten year old PC that had been relegated to a file/media server has finally quit on me. Thinking it was a power supply issue I bought a new one but apparently that was not the problem. I don't really have an interest in throwing anymore money into it, I just want the files on storage spaces. Especially my photos and home videos. I'm not the most computer proficient and looking into my options has been a challenge. I've read that since storage spaces are interchangeable between PC's that I can simply use an enclosure to move the old drives to my new PC. It seems though that there are compatability issues with some enclosures. Would someone be kind enough to recommend a three bay enclosure or a better solution to get the files off of there? I'm kind of panicking from the thought of losing my stuff. Thanks for any help
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,035
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    For interest:

    Move Storage Spaces from Windows 10 Pro to Windows Server 2016 Essentials


    Since Storage Spaces records information about pools and storage spaces on the physical disks that compose the storage pool. Therefore, your pool and storage spaces are preserved when you move an entire storage pool and its physical disks from one computer to another.
    But I note:

    From my personal view.., it is suggested you move to the same version. For example server 2012 to server 2012. Windows 10 to windows 10.

    Since in storage space, certified hardware is very important. And different OS version supports different certified hardware. You may add the certified hardware in windows 10 and create storage space successfully.
    What Windows build/edition are you using on your old PC, and what on your new?

    More:
    Can you move Storage Spaces pools between computers?
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  3. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    I apologise for not stating this. It's windows 10 to windows 10
    Last edited by Mlaz81; 12 Dec 2018 at 12:14. Reason: Typo
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    Thanks- 1 hurdle out of the way, hopefully. Hope someone can offer comments from experience.
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  5. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    I havn't tried it yet but I purchased a Synology ds718 as my new storage device. Is there a way to get the enclosure to be able to read the files on those drives? I assumed they are formatted differently
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  6. Samuria's Avatar
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    The only problem is the file permissions may give problems which you can fix assuming it's a Windows disk it will be ok. Some routers have USB which can be used as a basic media server. It's better to upload photos movies to Google as you get free unlimited storage
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