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  2. I'm very unlucky with electronics, when an hdd of mine died and tried to recover files, windows 10 told me falsely that i need to initialize two hdds and i lost data on 3 hdds while i tried to recover data from one lol. It's been over 24 hours and none of my hdds have clicked after the drivepool update, i'm excited i think it worked!
  3. There is a new beta version that should take care of this by using hierarchical folders. http://dl.covecube.com/CloudDriveWindows/beta/download/?C=N;O=D
  4. Yesterday
  5. The safest option would always be by booting into "safe mode with command prompt" & using a DOS/command line updater - however it depends how Seagate's s/w works; since it's reasonable to assume that the big manufacturers know what they're doing... ...though, if it's using something generic to unofficial update, I would only recommend going for the DOS/Command Prompt version. (I'm not saying that using unofficial s/w in Windows will go wrong of course, so I have flashed GFX cards in Windows a couple of times - but that was obviously me making a calculated risk about my own kit; not what I'd publicly recommend to anyone else.) So, taking my Samsung SSDs as an example, the update s/w is Windows based & so that's what I'd use... …& the same for CD/DVD/BR drives... …& for my LSI card... …&.. ...whereas for something like unofficially updating individual OROMs on motherboards then I would always go for the command prompt option - or, with unofficial BIOSes, via the flash within the BIOS/UFEI. Then, with something like unofficially flashing HDDs or SSDs, I would personally pull all of the drives other than a single drive that I was looking to update (& a USB drive or DVD/BR drive for a disk with the s/w on of course) & connect it directly to the motherboard - as it limits the potential for things to go horrendously wrong.
  6. On youtube comments i read people making seagate hdds quite by installing newer firmware or special firmware provided by emailing seagate, people warn that there's a small risk bricking the hdd. So far no more clicking occurs but if it comes back and the bitlocker setting doesnt fix it permantly would you recommend updating the firmware? What would be the safest way to do it? Do i need to be in safe mode etc?
  7. Always a good idea to at consider new versions of s/w & f/w & drivers & whatnot. Yeah, whilst it's probably not necessary as (touch wood) everything's working fine, I spasmodically (every month or two) have a look at the changelogs for the betas - http://dl.covecube.com/DrivePoolWindows/beta/download/ & http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/ (for the 2 things I use) - to see whether it looks to be worthwhile to move forward... …& it's easy to revert to the previous versions that I know worked were there to be any issue.
  8. After manually updating the drivepool now that settings file is showing. While updating all clicking of my hard drives stopped so i think it's drive pool that makes my hard drives click, i will wait now for my hard drives to click again before changing the bitlocker settings in hopes the newer version installed might be better on its own and dont have to make changes.
  9. Yes that option to show hidden files is enabled, does drivepool updates automatically as i havent manually update it for years.
  10. Last week
  11. Have you enabled showing hidden files in File Explorer, as stated in the wiki, as it's certainly there in mine?
  12. Found it. Manage Pool > File Protection > Pool File Duplication > Change Duplication. Happy Easter.
  13. The Settings.json file is missing in the service folder. I only have error reports, logs and store folders inside the service folder.
  14. http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_2.x_Advanced_Settings
  15. Thanks. Kinda late seeing these replies. At this point I don't know what I did as this was awhile ago, but it's all working again.
  16. Detach and then reattach choosing the new cache drive
  17. How to turn on protection against multiple drive failure? I would like to turn this on for an existing drivepool. I can't find it anywhere in settings, or balancer settings. The manual makes it sound like it can come up while first creating a drivepool, but I would like to turn it on for an existing pool. thx
  18. The clicking came back and on multiple drives after i started playing a video game. When i restarted the computer it went away again. How can i disable the BitLocker_PoolPartUnlockDetect ? I think now there's something in my windows that makes the drives click. I have turned the spin down drives option in highpoint to enable and power settings on hdds in windows to 0 minutes. Still the hdds sound like fans but that noise doesnt bother me anymore, i hope i can nail down the clicking problem. So far restarting the computer fixes it temporarily.
  19. how can i disable the BitLocker_PoolPartUnlockDetect ? cant find it anywhere.
  20. NMonky

    Move CloudDrive Cache

    I plan on buying a 1TB internal SSD this week and I would like to move the cache of my CloudDrives from C: to this new SSD Drive. How would I go about doing this?
  21. I currently switching my NAS from Windows Storage Space to DrivePool. But when all data will be transfert, I want to reinstall windows with a clean install on a new nvme drive. What happen to my bunch of DrivePool drive when I will reinstall windows and reinstall Drivepool to? Can I make Drivepool rebuild the pool without loose any data? I'm still on trial version but I will for sure buy a license, this product look awesome.
  22. jdwarne

    Disk Activity

    Hello, just stumbled upon this product a few days ago and am currently on the trial. So far so good, but I did have one question. I've noticed that since installing the product I see the disk activity lights blink on all my external physical connected disks about once every 5 seconds. Is this normal? This did not happen prior to installation, and I verified it was in fact the clouddrive service causing it by uninstalling (after which disk lights stopped). Task manager doesn't show any actual disk activity, so it's almost like the disks are being polled on a 5 second interval? Detaching my one clouddrive I have set up makes no difference; local activity lights continue. Thanks in advance!
  23. I knew that there was some discussion about DP & drives clicking going back &, having had some sleep, just had a quick search - & it was actually covered again a week & a half ago. So, as said, something (DP) competing with (probably) your Windows' Power Options settings. Yeah, the thread doesn't explain why it was enabled by default btw - but it's something you could look at.
  24. if you're leaving it as disabled then I honestly don't know why you didn't stick with the LSI card... Obviously your choice though. Otherwise, I guess in theory you could split every cable & wire in LEDs (& almost certainly resistors) part way along - but I've never seen any cables that natively have them... ...so the normal usage is with a backplane & a case with the LEDs. However, since my LSI card won't identify SATA drives with the 4U case I have, I just name & order the drives both consistently (ie both in the LSI Storage Manager & Computer Manager) & sensibly (so the drive names include a number relating to the position in the case - which also corresponds to the port number on the card). [Edit] Oh, & whilst my assumption was that you were allowing the 750 to spin the drives down - since that was the problem with the LSI card... ...it could alternatively be something competing with your "Turn off hard disk after..." settings in Windows' Power Options...
  25. Thanks for the advice Pocketdemon, the highpoint software has options to spin down the hdds but have left it at disable. It forces you login to a website to use it which is kinda an inconvenience . So far the hdd hasnt clicked again and after the clicking problem i went through i dont mind the hdds sound like fans anymore, the clicking was so annoying. I hope i dont get to experience it again. The software has option to light an led and spot certain hdds, do i need special cables to make it work or it works only with backplanes?
  26. I assume you looked at the spin down time in the HighPoint "Non-RAID Management Software" to see if it was coinciding with that - & also the delay before any scanning or monitoring s/w kicks in? Simply that 'an' option might be that you had competing s/w trying to respectively take things in & out of a spun down &/or idle power mode. Otherwise the most likely reason for clicking would usually be a sign of drive failure... ...cable failure would normally be seen as a drive dropping out... …&, unless the card's overheating (which would normally be one or more drives dropping out &/or BSOD), you physically damage part of them or there's some f/w issue (why you always check for updates), they either work or they don't.
  27. Another problem it showed up just today after installing the highpoint card with custom made psu sata cables from moddiy and sff 8087 cables, an archive hdd started clicking, so far i found out the reason it does is cause its writing head keeps parking itself over and over again and have to use a software to keep writing on it to keep it awake all time so it doesnt click. I tried that and other things to keep the hdd awake and didnt work, until i switched spots with another hdd next to it and so far it hasnt clicked again or the other hdd that took its spot. Do you know how the clicking occurs and if it's highpoint card , cable or hdd related problem? I bought the highpoint card used by the way, seller said he lightly used it in a server for 3 months. Do these cards give these kind of problems eventually?
  28. EDIT: Never mind. I understand what you're looking at now and where you're getting those numbers.
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