Recovering from Failed Disks in Tiered Storage Spaces on Windows 10 via PowerShell

I have a Windows 10 workstation at home which has a tiered storage space with 2 SSD and 6 HDD.  I have a mirrored virtual disk using both tiers and I use this for regular storage, file sharing, and running my virtual machines. A tiered storage space is one that mixes a "fast" set of… Read more

Mailbag: Black Friday (Issue #3)

Mark and Tom here again with Mailbag Issue #3. Keep a copy of these first issues in the walls somewhere, they’ll be worth a fortune one day. We hope all of our friends in the US had a great Thanksgiving and that all of our friends around the rest of the world had a great… Read more

Storage Spaces: How to configure Storage Tiers with Windows Server 2012 R2

Storage Tiers allow for use of SSD and hard drive storage within the same storage pool as a new feature in Windows Server 2012 R2.  If you’ve not read Jose Barreto’s Step-by-step post on this subject already, it is a great source for links about Storage Tiers as well as a fantastic place to find… Read more

Storage Spaces: Understanding Storage Pool Expansion

If you’ve read my prior post about Storage Spaces, or about how to import a storage pool, then the discussion here will be a good addition.  One of the clear advantages of using a storage pool is the ability to expand the pool by adding additional storage.  That is great if you’re doing any thin… Read more

The Most Popular Posts of 2012

Hey y’all, Mark here again. Another year has come to an end, the Mayans were wrong and we started to look back on what our most popular post of the last year were. For you long time readers (AD MVP Mike Kline, our very first comment) this will be a trip down memory lane. For… Read more

Windows Server 2012: How to Import a Storage Pool on Another Server

Thanks for great feedback and for reading my prior AskPFEPlat post regarding Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012.  Based on feedback and questions following that post, it seemed like a great time to show how to import a storage pool on another server.   Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 writes the configuration about the storage… Read more

Windows Server 2012 iSCSI Target: Is it the same as the downloadable target for Windows Server 2008 R2?

As mentioned in my prior post about Storage Spaces, Windows Server 2012 contains many new capabilities.   The integrated iSCSI Target happens to be one of those.  Many have used the downloadable iSCSI Target for Windows Server 2008 R2 from Microsoft since it was released for internet download.  Prior to release for download the Microsoft iSCSI… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces: Is it for you? Could be…

Windows Server 2012 introduces many, many, many new features.  Just in the realm of storage it would be difficult to cover all storage features in appropriate detail within a single blog post.  This post is just one installment about Windows Server 2012 storage features.  Those of you with MSDN subscriptions may have noticed that the… Read more