Sorry to post this is 2 forums but it is really frustrating me. I have been using a 2td HDD in my HP N40LMicroserver for both storage and boot drive for around 2 years with no problem. Space was getting low so I bought another WD Red drive, this time a 3tb one. Installed it in the machine as normal and turned it back on. The drive showed up in drive management, I was able to select it and chose "gpt", formatted it and add a new volume so I could start using it. It showed up on my computer fine as drive E: However, as soon as I started moving some files across to it, it would run for about 30 seconds then hang, throw up an error message saying the file wasn't found in that location then kick me off. At that point the new drive would disappear off everything, not showing on my computer, drive management or devicemanagement. I read about bad connections but I have pulled the drive out, moved it to other slots, reinstalled it into the non-hot swap bays etc but I am still getting the same issue. Everything is fine with my other hdd. If I turn the server off and on again, the new hdd reappears. Annoyingly I can transfer small files across, it is as soon as I start moving any folder that is larger than about 1gb, thats when this occurs I would look to reformat etc but now it has some of the files on it that I transferred across and I don't want to lose them. Can anyone suggest what may be wrong?? Thanks
Thanks for the response. I have about 7 hard drives in the server. Your saying none will change? If I do a fresh install only of Windows 10. Will It keep from changing and of the other drive. My C & D are on the same drive. D is the RECOVERY for the system. So I understand that will change with the fresh install. I just want to make sure the other drives are not effected.
You can do a clean install, or an upgrade via first an install of Windows8. I only kept the files on the D: drive, and first made a backup of D:. Installed Windows 8on C:, followed by the install of Windows10. I got via this route the question what I wanted to keep (D:). Please do not forget that the back-ups of your WHS server clients are not usable anymore, you need to cope with this issue before you continue, Windows10 does not have server properties!