Server 2012 Storage Spaces-Testing the RTM Version

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  1. bob mazur says:

    I had this storage spaces problem also, once before. It appears that you can not make a storage pool from drives with anything on them. I had to format any drives that had been used for a previous install, (thus losing all data) and then was able to use them in the pool. I first saw this problem in Win8 customer preview.

  2. Ernie says:

    How does performance compare to the others like Flexraid, unRaid, Drive Bender? Raid card is always going to win.

  3. John Wills says:

    With regards to identifying drives, doesn't SS identify the drives via a Serial Number?

  4. Brad says:

    I also would love to see a comparison to these results and Flexraid, unRaid, Drive Bender!

  5. Willie Park says:

    I had to format any drives that had been used for a previous install, (thus losing all data) and then was able to use them in the pool.
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  6. Reuven says:

    Great article… you answered my question about the storage spaces…Thanks!

  7. Patrick says:

    It all depends on the CPU. With mirror-mode you are pretty close to a single drive's speed. When looking at parity (particularly with writing) then it gets very CPU intensive quick. When testing a 3×1.5TB 7200rpm setup with Parity the write perf is equal or better than a single drive for the first 10-15 seconds then it tanks. At this point the CPU will max out all cores while it's generating the parity information to write the data out. I would go from saturating a gig link to 5Mbps bursts.

  8. sabbir says:

    How does performance compare to the others like Flexraid, unRaid, Drive Bender? Raid card is always going to win.
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