Windows 8 Storage Spaces

Just a quick post today regarding my initial experimentation with Windows 8 Storage Spaces from the Consumer Preview build.

 

I first took the following USB drives and added them to the storage pool:

2 x 1TB
1 x 500GB
2 x 160GB

I then created a parity Storage Space of 10TB. One issue I have is even though I have a pool of 2.56TB according to Windows, it’s considered full while there’s only 741GB used.

 

I’ve posted the following question on Microsoft’s Answers site, maybe someone will shed some light on the issue/unexpected behavior I’m having:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-files/low-capacity-warning-on-parity-space-even-though/a4cdf2ba-6a29-4b2f-bd2a-65c76a75c273?page=1&tm=1331125146089&tab=AllReplies#tabs

While the pool is in this state, it seems that it prevents Windows from copying additional data as a copy I had going on the drive seem to be stalled. As mentioned in the link above, I’m also noticing constant small disk activity on the drives in the pool. While copying data in the pool, the performance was excellent and stable for USB2 drives.

More to come on this topic!

 

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