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  • Question

  • Hi, 

    I've been trying to use the storage spaces feature on windows 10 but whenever I try to create a pool I get the following message.

    "No drives that work with Storage Space are available. Make sure that the drives you want to use are connected."

    (I have two drives in my computer.)

    All help is appreciated.

    Friday, April 8, 2016 3:34 AM

Answers

  • Hi Afolabi Missa,

    Thanks for your post.

    If there are no suitable drives available, the "No drives that work with Storage Spaces are available. Make sure that the drives you want to use are connected." message is displayed instead. Make sure you have connected hard disk drives or SSD-s, not USB flash disks or memory cards.

    Please also run  Get-PhysicalDisk cmdlet to check if it shows all drives.

    You could follow the articles below to manage storage space in window 10

    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-storage-spaces-windows-10

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Besides, since we mainly focus on the configuration on windows server, for more professional support about windows 10, you could also discuss in our windows 10 forum

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=Windows10ITPro

    Thanks for your support and understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Mary Dong


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Mary Dong Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mary Dong Friday, April 15, 2016 2:10 AM
    Friday, April 8, 2016 6:53 AM

All replies

  • Hi Afolabi Missa,

    Thanks for your post.

    If there are no suitable drives available, the "No drives that work with Storage Spaces are available. Make sure that the drives you want to use are connected." message is displayed instead. Make sure you have connected hard disk drives or SSD-s, not USB flash disks or memory cards.

    Please also run  Get-PhysicalDisk cmdlet to check if it shows all drives.

    You could follow the articles below to manage storage space in window 10

    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-storage-spaces-windows-10

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Besides, since we mainly focus on the configuration on windows server, for more professional support about windows 10, you could also discuss in our windows 10 forum

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=Windows10ITPro

    Thanks for your support and understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Mary Dong


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Mary Dong Thursday, April 14, 2016 2:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mary Dong Friday, April 15, 2016 2:10 AM
    Friday, April 8, 2016 6:53 AM
  • Dear Mary, all,

    I know  this thread is very, very old. However, I don't get why Storage spaces does not work with USB drives or SD cards. This is not what Microsoft says in its article on windows-10-storage-spaces (can't post links, sorry).

    Best,

    José

    Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:28 PM