storage spaces

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    Windows Storage Spaces

    Hi everyone, i'm looking for a bit of advice on Windows Storage Spaces, if my planned setup is achiveable and some guidance on how to set it up, specifically the powershell I will need. The storage setup - Windows Server 2019 6 x 3TB HDDs 3 x 500GB SSD's 1 x 500GB PCI SSD The plan -...
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    Raid 10 storage spaces vs hw controller

    I've got 4 5TB drives I'd like to put into RAID 10. Mainly the volume will be used for storage of photos. The drives will be in a PC running Win 10 Pro. I can pick up an LSI 9267-8i controller fairly cheap 2nd hand, would this be a better way to go than storage spaces? Or does anyone have any...
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    Adding more disks for storage spaces

    Hello, I got 9* 8tb disks today in the mail. And was wondering how I should add them to my existing system. I currently have 5* 2tb drives in a storage pool with a ReFS volume. What would be the best way to include the new disks? Merging them into the current pool? Making a new pool and adding...
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    Pinning files to a performance tier of a ReFS formatted volume in Server 2019

    I have a standalone server (2019 Datacenter) with 6 SAS HDD disks (4x 6TB, 2x 8TB) and 4 NVMe disks (4x 1TB) => we are NOT in a storage spaces direct (S2D) scenario. All disks are in 1 storage pool, in which I created a 2-way mirrored performance tier (NVMe) and a 2-way mirrored capacity tier...
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    Upgrading HBA card to sas 6Gbit and adding more storage

    I'm planning on getting some new drives soon, and after checking what I have I found out I need a new HBA. My current card is a "HP SAS 3801E" (Only sas1, so max 2tb drives) and the one I'm looking to upgrade to is a "LSI SAS9207-8E" (seems to be the card people recommend for sas2?) My current...
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    Server 2012r2 - Storage Spaces Mirror using mixed capacity disks

    Hi, I've created a Storage pool containing 6 SATA disks connected directly to ports in my motherboard. I decided on a 3-column, two-way Mirror of and creating a simple volume (basically just wanted a resilient NAS Server with fast sequential R/W speed capable of theoretically coming close to...
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    Mirror: Storage Spaces, AMD 400 series RAID Performance

    I'm completing out my new Ryzen 2 build, and will be picking up 2x 8TB drive drives sometime this week. As my storage strategy will be shifting to local/DAS storage to FreeNAS sometime soon, I'm considering mirroring my local bulk storage drives. It will be mirrored only. Does anyone have...
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    Solution to Supermicro/LSI/Intel RAID hell

    Hi all, last few months have been storage hell with RAID issues on a number of servers I look after. Clearly I am doing something wrong and I'm hoping this is a safe place to ask for some advice. Back story: I have looked after a dozen or so "small business" servers for over fifteen years with...
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    creating S2D using SCVMM 2016 created a system reserved partition

    Hi, I have 4 servers containing both SSDs and HDDs and I have created a S2D cluster using SCVMM2016. I have noticed on one of the servers it has created a 'System Reserved partition' with drive letter. It has used small portion of the one of the SSD's to create a system reserved partition. I've...
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    All flash storage server

    I am in the process of building a storage server with the following components: Intel 2u chassis Intel S2600GL motherboard 2 x E5-2660 128gb ram 18 x 500gb dual port NetApp sm1625 Chelsio T580-CR connected to Cisco 3064 3 x Intel dual port backplane X x Hba's as I would like to avoid using the...
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    DIY WS2016/Storage Spaces Box (NVMe -> SSD -> Spinners)

    Hi, first post here :) I'm about to build a dedicated storage box at home, where I plan to run WS2016 w/ Storage Spaces as I've grown tired of FreeNAS because of my growing interest in Windows env. For this build I've planned to use the following components: - BitFenix Phenom M (mATX version...
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    Storage spaces advice (or move to ZFS) build for small office

    Hello, We are migrating our production environment to Microsoft Azure. We have decided to buy one new file server to the local office for fast and safe file storage for business-documents, code-builds and other files. In space we only need 10TB+. Here i thought storage spaces and ReFs would be...