Windows 10: Storage Spaces Pool - How to find enumerated drive number?

  1.    06 Sep 2016 #1

    Storage Spaces Pool - How to find enumerated drive number?

    Hi All,

    When creating a Storage Spaces Pool, the member drives are no longer listed in Disk Management.

    My system has been hanging every so often and when I checked the Windows logs, I see a lot of critical error messages about Harddisk/DR10 having a bad block. Since Disk Management no longer lists the individual pool drives, how do I find out which DR10 is one of the pool member drives?

    I've tried mini partition tool to see if it can see the drives, it doesn't. It can only see what Disk Management sees and that's only non-storage spaces pooled drives.

    Many thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    07 Sep 2016 #2

    Just a thought- you could, say, boot your PC from this boot disk,
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    then run a portable disk surface scanner
    Macrorit Disk Scanner Scan Disk and Check Bad Sectors in Windows Server partition

    on each drive - sidestepping your immediate question though.

    Also see
    Bad blocks reported in event log, Storage Spaces reports no problems
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    08 Sep 2016 #3

    Thank you for the help.

    After reading up on my situation, because of Microsoft's ReFS, information on how to resolve my problem is practically non-existent.

    I was able to locate the bad drive simply by clearing the Windows system logs, disconnecting all drives in the pool, reconnect one drive at a time, reboot the computer and watch for any bad block error entries in the Windows system logs to appear. Rinse and repeat until all of the pooled drives were reconnected.

    The good news is that I did find the drive. The bad news is now trying to remove it from the pool. I'll leave that for another day's post.

    Personally, Microsoft has a lot of more work ahead to make Storage Spaces a much more friendly tool.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    08 Sep 2016 #4

    Agreed- management and error handling looks fraught with problems.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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