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S2D Force remove a drive

To verify that all drives are healthy and operational :


Get the FriendlyName of the device :

Get-PhysicalDisk | ft FriendlyName

Retire the disk :

Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName "<DeviceName>" -Usage Retired

Find the name of the Virtual Disk :


If the name is too long use :

Get-VirtualDisk | ft -AutoSize

For every Virtual Disk in the storage pool do :

Repair-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName "YourVirtualDisk"

Open a new PowerShell window to monitor the repairs with :


Remove the PhysicalDisk if all repairs are successfully done:

Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object { $_.Usage -eq ‘Retired’}

Assign the disk to a variable:

$DiskToRemove = Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object { $_.Usage -eq ‘Retired’}

Find the name of the storage pool:


Delete the physical disk from the storage pool:

Remove-PhysicalDisk -PhysicalDisks $DiskToRemove -StoragePoolFriendlyName "Storage pool"