How To Use Storage Spaces In Windows 10 For Data Redundancy

How to Use Storage Spaces in Windows 10 for Data Redundancy


Storage Spaces is a feature in Windows 10 that allows you to create virtual hard drives by pooling the storage space of multiple physical hard drives. This can be used to create a redundant array of independent disks (RAID), which can help protect your data if one or more of the physical drives fail.


To create a Storage Space, open the Settings app and go to System > Storage. Then, click on the “Manage Storage Spaces” link.


On the next page, click on the “Create a new pool and storage space” button.

On the next page, select the physical drives that you want to use to create the Storage Space. You can also specify the type of RAID that you want to use. For data redundancy, RAID 1 is a good choice.

On the next page, specify the size of the Storage Space that you want to create. You can also choose to format the Storage Space with a specific file system.

Once you have configured all of the settings, click on the “Create” button.

The Storage Space will be created and formatted. You can then use the Storage Space as a normal hard drive.

If one of the physical drives that is part of the Storage Space fails, Windows 10 will automatically rebuild the Storage Space using the data from the remaining drives. This will help protect your data from being lost.

Storage Spaces is a powerful feature that can be used to improve the performance and reliability of your storage system. It is easy to use and can be configured to meet your specific needs.

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  1. Actually, don’t bother with Storage Spaces. It’s a bit unreliable and you’ll probably lose your data sooner rather then later. Try DrivePool instead . It’s way better.

  2. Keep in mind, the parity storage space will reduce the overall usable capacity by 50%. So a two-disk mirrored space with each disk being 2TB would result in a total usable capacity of 2TB, not 4TB.

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