Odd Server 2022 Storage Issue


We have a Server 2002 hypervisor running SSD and obviously VMs up on it. That particular volume is ReFS with 64k cluster sizes. We deployed a new 2022 SQL VM on this hardware, allocated separate drives for the SQL data, backups and the like. The really odd thing that is happeneing is that once the two additional volumes are formatted (600 GB and 400GB respectively), they show up as properly empty drives, yet you can log in later and both drives show 10% usage with absolutely no data on the drive. Windirstrat sees a whopping 129kb in use in the hidden system folder but that's it. Formatting the drives over and over gives the exact same experience. I';ve tried making sure aprtition tables and that are aligned anbut nothing seems to report the drive usage properly.

Any idea of what this might be?

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,056 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question and reaching out.

    I understand that you're having issues with your SSD. If formatting the drive did not work, it is best to clean it up first using Command prompt. To do so, please click on your Start menu and type Command prompt then right-click on it and select Run as administrator.

    Once the black CMD window appeared, type each of the commands below then hit on Enter every time:

    SELECT DISK # (replace # sign with the number of the disk of your SSD)


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