1.    03 Oct 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Expanding Windows Storage Spaces


    Hello...

    I've recently added a couple of drives to my existing Storage Pool which is made up of the following drive sizes:

    2x4TB
    4x3TB

    The pool is set for parity.

    The total pool capacity showing is 18.1TB and currently using 8.27TB however when I check the drive within Windows Explorer it reads:

    Storage space (drive V) 2.76TB free of 8.26TB

    Please note that I have optimized the pool.

    Am I missing something here as I would assume that the 8.26TB would increase to what the total pool capacity is (18.1TB)?

    Please note I can increase the "Available pool capacity" from 9.91TB to 18.1TB but I'm concerned that I'll lose all my data.

    Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
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  2.    22 Nov 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Hi there, I know it's a bit of a late reply; though I've on several occasions increased space sizes and have never experienced any data loss. You simply click the "Change" link for your storage space "Drive V". Then in the "Storage Space Size (maximum)" field you increase this number to match your new higher capacity storage pool. You can even go higher like say 50TB; in case you want to add more storage to the pool later on.
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  3.    22 Nov 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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  4.    22 Nov 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Not the same subject, one involves expanding a storage space, the other in resiliency and columns.
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  5.    22 Nov 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 960
    Windows 10 Pro

    Go to Start/Search and type diskmgmt.msc, right click the diskmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the lower pane of Disk Management how does it list our drives?
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