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Storage Spaces offline due to critical write failures

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Short: I built a new computer, moved my drives, one didn't appear to survive the move, I swapped it out for one of the same size, Storage Spaces still won't come online, citing critical write failures, even though the rest of my disks pass SMART, and Storage Spaces itself says they are in good health.

Longer: I just moved My Storage Spaces drives to a new computer (not for the first time). When trying to bring them online, I got a critical write failure. No biggie, I isolate the drive (one of my newer 4TB drives, painful) with issues, buy a replacement, tell Storage Spaces to retire the old drive, add the new one to the pool, and then bring it online. No luck. The Rebalance worked just fine (no drive over 40% utilized), but the Storage Space simply won't come online.

I went through some of these steps to see if I could repair the Storage space via PowerShell. ... paces-pool And the repair action happens instantly with no errors.

Yet both the Storage Spaces app and Disk Management both say my storage is offline.

When I try to bring it online, I get this error in the Windows log.

Code:The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur in VolumeId: E:, DeviceName: \Device\HarddiskVolume40.

(A device which does not exist was specified.)

Which I am confused by, all the otehr physical drives work fine.

I really, really want to recover these storage spaces, or even partially recover them if I must. It represents nearly two decades of my life, and is far larger than I can do with normal online backup (hence use of Storage Spaces). I would appreciate any suggestions.


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