“It’s known asmirrored storage space”As the name suggests, there are storage spaces on 2 or more hard drives, with which the user can store his data and the integrity of the system.
This tool was introduced in Windows 8, however, until it was improved Windows 10 versionIts operation has become perfect so that you can make multiple backups and protect your data. This feature has been a great help to the community over time with your system and the problems it can cause. loss of information, as avoided by the mirror storage system that is what happens.
What kind of mirror space can we use in Windows?
When creating mirror storage spaces, you can choose one of the three types of mirror space that best suits your needs. These types play the same role as RAID arrays:
This type of space is created to provide better performance to your computer system. However, does not protect your files from disk problems. This type of space is recommended for temporary storage of data, such as image editors and intermediate compiler object files.
Take advantage of this type of space it is necessary to have at least two (2) units, For it to work properly, because it only creates one backup, any mistake means losing all your data.
On the other hand, mirror space gives you better performance on your computer as well protect your data and information by creating numerous backups. It also allows you to save data integrity because it is formatted with a resilient file system (ReFs).
There are two types of space reflex; double mirror, requires two units and creates two (2) backups. On the other hand, there is a triple mirror space, which requires 3 to 5 units, for better performance and makes a maximum of 3 backups.
In the same way, parity space provides us with an increase in storage efficiency, and in addition, it effectively protects information and data through the ability to create multiple backups.
This type of space is commonly used in systems with data logging or streaming transmission, however, it can be slightly slower than the previous ones. What’s more you need at least 3 units to use the parity spaceIf there is an error in one, it will protect the data, and up to 7 units to protect the information, two of them in case of an error.
What is the procedure we need to follow to create storage space?
Before we begin with the procedures to be followed to create a mirrored storage space, we need to consider it you must have at least 2 additional units.
You can use any type of accessory drive, external or internal, SATA, USB and SAS drives; In addition to having the Windows 10 system installed on the main unit. After verifying that you have all the necessary conditions, creating storage space:
- Above all, you need to connect or add additional units that you will use as storage space, you can add 2 to 7 units.
- Now you need to go to the taskbar and search “Storage Sites” and select it from the search results.
- You also need to select the “Create new groups and storage spaces” option, select the units you want to add and click “Create a group”.
- Next, you need to choose the name and letter of each storage unit, and then choose the design you prefer from those described above. Single Space, Reflection (double or triple) or Parity.
- Finally, you need to set the maximum storage space that the drive can take up and select the “Create storage space” option.
How can we access our computer’s alternate storage space?
It’s just as easy to create and access the new replacement storage space we’ve added to our computer You need to enter “This Group” on your computer and select the drive what you want.
The generated units can be viewed by name “Storage space” along with the letter you have chosen for it. Once you have created a new storage group, you can access it like any other unit in the system; in addition, you can add information, data, and multimedia content.
What are the actions that can be taken within storage spaces?
Storage spaces are just like any other unit in the system, where you can add and delete all information, the data, programs and multimedia content you want. Also, by re-entering the control panel under “System and Security” and “Storage Spaces”, you can perform some actions to better manage your storage system.
Create storage space
We can with this opportunity create the storage spaces we want to add later on the system, considering that you need to have a Windows 10 system on your computer to perform these actions.
Also, if you want to optimize the operation of your space, you can add new units whenever you want. With this you can strengthen the integrity of your system and avoid inconvenience if one of the other units has an error.
Change the group name
This tool changes the default name of each unit you own and set a new custom depending on your preferences.
Optimize unit usage
In the end, this opportunity performs analysis of unit operation store it and improve its performance when you want or want performance failures.