Microsoft has finally offered an official workaround for Windows 10 version 2004 users who find that the Storage Spaces disk-failure protection feature is broken after the update and corrupting some files.
As ZDNet reported in mid-June, some users have reported seeing corrupted partitions and damaged files in the Storage Spaces ‘parity spaces’ feature for storage-efficient archiving.
According to Microsoft, parity spaces are “designed for storage efficiency and protect your files from drive failure by keeping multiple copies”. It’s optimal for archival data and streaming media, like music and videos.
One user detailed potentially expensive problems caused by the Windows 10 2004 update and bugs in Storage Spaces.
“My 20TB parity storage space shows up now as RAW, no accessible files. Storage Spaces tool and PowerShell show it as healthy, containing data. Looks like the ReFS partition has been corrupted, and I may have to fork out cash on recovery