Windows Explorer reporting disk space incorrectly samsung sata 1 TB drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys

    Hope you can help , I've got a SFF PC an IDEQ210P which has a 200GB PATA Hard disk which I've done a clean installation of WHS  build 3790 SP2

    In order to add more storage I've purchased and added a Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII  , the motherboard has two SATA ports , and so adding the disk was no problem.

    After adding the disk correct in WHS , I have a Windows Home server console screen reporting two healthy disks with the correct capacity ( 186  and 931 GB ) correctly giving a total shared storage available of 1.1TB

    If I check the disks in Computer management - Disk management , the two disks are correctly identified and the capacity are correct.

    However if I click on my computer , windows reports the following

    Sys C:  Total Size 20GB Free space 14.3 GB

    Data D: Total Size 166GB Free Space 1.00 TB

    Clearly very confusing , can anyone shed any light on this ? The motherboard is a Biostar K8NBP GRAND with a Nvidia NF3 250GB Chipset

    I've searched the Internet high and low for a driver as i suspect something is not compatible with Server 2003 / WHS  , but maybe someone knows of one that will ?


    Many Thanks for any help





    Friday, January 30, 2009 12:27 AM


  • Windows Home Server is functioning as designed. Certain operating systems look at total space free on the target before starting a copy operation, and fail immediately if it's reported as too low. This could lead to a sistuation where you had many gigabytes free on the server, but only a few hundred MB on the primary data partition (D: ), causing file operations to fail. Microsoft made a change to how Windows Home Server reports that number with a recent product update, and now it reports the total free space in the storage pool.


    It does look odd, though.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, January 30, 2009 12:53 PM