Windows Storage Spaces RAID10 Recovery

Windows Storage Spaces does not provide native support for RAID 10. However, users can still create something like RAID 10 over the Storage Spaces pools.

Typically, in such cases, RAID 10 is created as follows:

  1. Several two-way mirror pools are created in Storage Spaces.
  2. Next, Disks Manager is used to combine the pools into a single stripe volume.

Thus, RAID 0 is created over the mirrored pairs of disks (which is RAID 10).

To recover data from such a storage, you need ReclaiMe Pro and ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery and follow the steps below:

  1. Launch ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery, select all disks from RAID 10 and start scanning.
  2. ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery selecting Storage Spaces disks
  3. After the scan is completed, you need to save the XML file for each of the mirrored pools.
  4. ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery selecting spaces
  5. Then you need to launch ReclaiMe Pro, load all the XML files, check MBR, GPT, LDM, and start scanning.
  6. Loading XML files with Storage Spaces configuration to ReclaiMe Pro
  7. Usually, after scanning the disks, the necessary RAID 10 volume should appear under the LDM section. Select the volume and scan if for filesystem metadata.
  8. Starting scan of RAID10 in ReclaiMe Pro
    Set Windows filesystems to scan
  9. Check the quality of the recovered data using the Preview capability of ReclaiMe Pro.
  10. Check files in preview
  11. In case there is no RAID0 volume listed, select all the XML files under the Reconstructed RAIDs section and run the RAID 0 recovery via the Start RAID button.
  12. Select Storage Spaces disks ReclaiMe Pro
    Launch RAID10 recovery in ReclaiMe Pro
    RAID10 recovery progress in ReclaiMe Pro
  13. After the RAID 0 recovery is complete, you need to select the Reconstructed RAID volume and start the filesystem scan.
  14. Scan the reconvtructed RAID10 for files and folders