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Microsoft storage spaces: A device which does not exist was specified!

Yashar J

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I used the "manage storage spaces" in windows 10 to create a single 1tb partition out of 2 Samsung 970 EVO 500gb NVME SSD's (wanted to test plotting chia). and it worked flawlessly. later I wanted to have a permanent setup and move one of the SSD's to another desktop. when I booted the fist system I faced problems with one of the SSD's and solved that by going to the manage storage spaces and deleting the pool that I had created. So one of the SSD's are now working ok. But the other one is not initializing in either machines. And there is no pool in Manage storage spaces to remove!
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I couldn't do anything with that drive in Disk Management and tried every command on DISKPART. Also, might be useful to note that only crystalDiskInfo shows the device as a Samsung 500GB NVME SSD and any other software (like Balena etcher) shows the disk as "Microsoft storage space 1tb".
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There are no Samsung service centers in my country in order to get any services from them so any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you for your time.
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What does it say under Drives with an unrecognized configuration? The drive might be listed there and you have to remove it from storage spaces.

Yashar J

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What does it say under Drives with an unrecognized configuration? The drive might be listed there and you have to remove it from storage spaces.
No, there is nothing listed there.
I'm sorry for cropping that part of my screenshot.
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