Storage space pool not recognized after HDD upgrade - reset-physicaldisk

James 21 Reputation points
2021-07-08T11:30:18.08+00:00

I upgraded my Windows 10 HDD to SSD, after which my storage spaces pool was not being recognized. Manage storage spaces shows only "Create a new pool.." option.
When I put back the original drive the pool would return.
Unfortunately, In trying to resolve the issue, I used the reset-physicaldisk command in powershell. I realize now that this was not a good idea.
The pool drives show in disk management as unallocated.
Does anyone know a way to restore the pool?

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  1. Yuhan Deng 3,761 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-07-09T06:41:22.563+00:00

    Hi James,
    I tried to find documents about this issue but it seems that there’s no official documents about how to restore the metadata for Windows storage space. Most articles would recommend different third-party tools.
    I‘m not sure if it works but maybe you can take a look at this:
    https://www.ufsexplorer.com/articles/how-to/recover-data-ms-storage-spaces.php
    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.

    Thanks for your understanding.
    Best regards,
    Danny

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  1. Yuhan Deng 3,761 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-07-09T02:08:25.41+00:00

    Hi James,
    It took me some time to find related articles about this issue since there’s not very many official documents about storage space.
    For the Reset-Physicaldisk function you can refer to this:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/storage/reset-physicaldisk?view=windowsserver2019-ps
    Based on my understanding,it should not cause any problem to your envrionment as the disk was not detected.
    And for a quick solution maybe you can try removing the old disk from the pool:
    https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-sg/000137098/windows-10-new-ssd-not-detected-in-disk-management
    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.

    Thanks for your understanding.
    Best regards,
    Danny

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  2. James 21 Reputation points
    2021-07-09T02:44:15.637+00:00

    Hi Danny,
    Thanks for the reply. I think my issue is as stated in your first link. "For Storage spaces, this is a destructive operation that removes the Storage pool configuration and pool data from the specified physical disk", emphasis on "destructive".
    My hope is that there is a way to restore or repair the pool metadata.
    Much appreciated, James

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  3. James 21 Reputation points
    2021-07-09T11:51:08.167+00:00

    HI Danny,
    I am playing with a few third party recovery options. e.g. Reclaime Storage spaces and UFS explorer RAID recovery. I am running a scan with UFS currently. Will post back with results.
    Thanks for your time and effort,
    James