Linking SSD's caused huge increase in storage?

Dec 26, 2018
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Hi - I just connected a new 256GB SSD into a SATA chain along with a 128GB SSD (same brand and model). I formatted the drives as a single dynamic NTFS drive and now the total storage is saying 931GB.

Have I done something incorrectly and should I reformat the drives again? If so how should they be configured? I also have an HDD with ~100GB that pretty much just houses my OS.
 
Dec 26, 2018
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Yea - The HDD shows 118GB and the second drive (or I guess the 2nd and 3rd drive) show as a single volume with 931GB. I took a screenshot but can't figure out how to attach because I'm a forum dullard :/
 
Dec 26, 2018
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I am sure the HDD is not 1TB (several images attached from different sources showing the "issue").

Apologies for being a bit technically illiterate but by "linking" I opened my case and found a few unused SATA connections (I did not build my rig). I plugged the new 256GB SSD into it, next to my 128GB SSD and started my PC. I then saw that it said I had the 118GB HDD and a 931GB SSD drive. The 931 GB drive said that it was 90% full. Knowing this was incorrect I opened the disk manager and formatted the 931GB drive as a dynamic NTFS disk (I think I may have selected RAID 1 as well). Everything ran smoothly and I was able to reinstall several hundred GB of games back onto it which all work fine. All the disk manager checks seems to say everythings ok it's simply the total space available that seems off.

I guess my additional confusion stems from the fact that even if you add up all the total space of all 3 drives it's still nowhere near 931GB.

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I have figured out what happened. The OS was on the 128GB SSD not the HDD as I thought (in hindsight this makes much more sense). The manufacturer had not formatted the HDD and once I added the 256GB SSD and formatted the full disk space of the HDD showed up. Sorry to waste a post on this but I appreciate the help!

 

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