Why does the OS allow you to allocate non-existent space for disks in preparation for future potential dis space? This is so counterintuitive and what if you ran out of space before you added the full allocated space?
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I might not understand the question, but other than Storage Spaces you cannot allocate space that is not with in the machine. However in Storage Spaces you can do what is known as "thin-provisioning" in which you set up a logically (software) defined storage container that you can add drives to in the future as you start to accrue more data than the initial setup. You can do this in "spanned" dynamic volumes inside of Disk Management but it requires placing the drive in the system prior to allocation.
I hope this helps
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