Screenshots of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Storage Spaces feature leaked to the Internet on Monday
Storage Spaces in Windows 8 will link up with Microsoft’s new Resilient File System (ReFS) to create a new level of redundancy in Windows 8. Microsoft’s new Storage Spaces feature of Windows 8 will automatically correct any data that has become corrupted over the various Pool Drives in a particular data set. The feature is similar to software RAID but can utilise Microsoft’s ReFS for increased redundancy.
Storage Spaces screenshots were posted by PCBeta on Monday and demonstrate the setup process for the feature. According to our own sources, Storage Spaces will only be present in Server versions of Windows 8, with the possibility of the feature making its way to high-end client SKUs. Microsoft will support petabyte data set sizes with Storage Spaces and ReFS.