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    Storage Spaces says full


    I recently got a notification saying storage spaces was full but when I check it in file explorer it says 298GB free.

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    Does anyone know why there is a discrepancy on what is being reported as the available space in storage spaces?

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    Even WinDirStat does not say its full.

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    I don't know why, but your two-off 1.81TB WDC drives appear to give 2.1TB of two-way mirror storage - which may be magic, or may explain why 300GB (0.3TB) are 'free'. Some accounting error?
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    Ok this must be it. You can specify size larger than the available space. This enables you to add more drives when you run out of space.

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    Hi there

    @Jedi from the opposite end of the world !!!!

    Storage spaces are Windows absolutely disastrous ways of trying to implement some sort of Software RAID.

    The best thing you can really do with Storage spaces is to save data quick and forget it -- They break frequently and often are incompatible when updating Windows from a previous release.

    If you want striping / mirroring / any sort of sensible RAID there's only IMO these possibilities :

    1) Buy a RAID controller card --but get a decent one - cheap consumer grade ones are really not very good
    2) get a multi port external USB Hdd enclosure - go for at least 2 ports) --these have selectable RAID, JBOD (just a bunch of disks) and individual disks - set either by a switch or dipstick.
    3) Use a NAS with an OS that supports good software RAID e.g any Linux type OS with mdadm (built in as it is 99% these days).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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