Microsoft are introducing a new feature in Windows 8 called Storage Spaces.
Basically, Windows 8 Storage Spaces allows users to run a mini mirroring solution on their Windows 8 PC.
The solution will allow users to choose 2 way or 3 way mirroring and will work this way:
- In a 2 drive PC, the second drive is identical to the first so if the first dies, the second is up and running immediately
- In a 3 drive PC, all three are mirrors of each other so that even if 2 fail, one will still be up and running.
PCBeta have released some preliminary screenshots of this feature from the latest pre-Beta copy of Windows 8. They are displayed below.
Windows 8 Storage Spaces – 1
Windows 8 Storage Spaces – 2
Windows 8 Storage Spaces – 3
Windows 8 Storage Spaces – 4
We’ll see more about this hopefully in the Windows 8 Beta.