1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 38
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       25 Sep 2016 #1

    Create new spanned volume - Operation not supported by object


    I just bought myself an HDD docking station, and following instructions on lifehacker, tried to create a spanned volume, so that I can use two spare Western Digital 500Gb HDDs as a single 1Tb HDD.

    All seemed to go OK until the last point, when I got an error "The operation is not supported by the object"

    The two drives are fine, and the dock seems to work fine. I can format the two drives individually, and they show up in File Explorer correctly, but I can't crate a spanned volume.

    Anyone any ideas? Thanks
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  2. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,442
       25 Sep 2016 #2

    I would not bother. Spanned drives are PITA to backup, and if one fails life gets complicated.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 38
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       25 Sep 2016 #3

    Oh, that took the wind out of my sails!

    I was doing this to create a bigger drive for backups. I Macrium Reflect to do daily disk images, but the HDD I currently use isn't big enough to hold more than three images. I was hoping to span these and use the result as a bigger backup drive.

    Is there any other way to do it? Thanks for the reply.
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  4. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 38
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       26 Sep 2016 #4

    Still hoping to be able to create a spanned disk. The event viewer contains an entry form when I tried...

    Source: VDS Dynamic Provider
    Message: The provider encountered an error while converting the basic disk to a dynamic disk. status=C00000BB, Disk number=2

    Anyone able to advise? Thanks
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  5. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 38
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       28 Sep 2016 #5

    In case it helps anyone, I discovered that the problem is that when you use a box like I bought, Windows sees the disks in it as removable media, and it won't let you create a spanned drive on removable media. So the box just wasn't suitable for what I wanted.

    Sent it back and bought a big external disk for backups. Should have done that in the first place, but was trying to save money!

    Hope this helps someone.
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