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  1. eholyst

    File Placement Question

    Yes my apologies you are correct Shane. Sorry for the misquoting of the error. I have done as you suggested and overrode the SSD optimizer. It has removed the error and is working as expected. I appreciate your help with this Shane.
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  2. I really like this feature. Thanks for having it. It was useful for me because ... Spent a couple of days intermittently wondering why a pool wouldn't come back properly. Remeasuring is just taking forever (days!) but hd-sentinel shows drives all healthy. Accessing drives individually was fast-ish. Couldn't tell whether any lag I experienced was because of it being bogged down by remeasure or if it's really slow. I even have new hard drive enclosures in my cart ready for a purchase! Finally, came across this thread and decided to eject a member (had my suspicions) and the pool is blazing (albeit missing the files of this drive of course)! But, in my situation, a semi working pool is better than a non working pool. Now I can work on this bad drive separately. i.e. scandisk, recovering files, whatever. In hindsight, I suppose I could've physically ejected it, but this gives a nice flexible troubleshooting technique for these half broken mysterious sort of , but not really broken drives I guess.
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  3. Unfortunately, I had tried this, but it did not work. I don't know what criteria it uses to determine that the balance is not 100%. Let's say that it looks at tenths of a percentage. The problem is that my files are so small, that it sees the balance as still being 100%. I feel like a little explanation is in order here. My tool pool is rather large, I believe it is currently on the order of 36TB. I use that size because I do in fact have a lot of very large files. However, I do a lot of work with very small batch files and documents. Some of these can very small, on the order of a few KB, but nonetheless they are the result of a lot of intensive research and testing, so I want these files on the array, and I want them protected. Likewise, I generate a lot of documentation in Word. These documents start life as a group of individual small docs that will eventually be combined into a larger document. But even an 80-page document many only be a couple of MB. However, in the meantime, they are very small. Let's make the assumption that the balancing sees an out of balance condition at 99.9% (this is just a guess on my part). That would mean that 0.1% would still be equivalent to 3.6GB that would have to change. At that point I could manually set the threshold to 1GB instead, but you can fit a whole lot of Word docs and batch files into 1GB. I should note at this point that I have raised this issue with support, and they are kindly looking into the matter with development. But I sincerely appreciate your response.
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  4. You will want to deactivate your license on your old system to move the key to your new system when ready. As you will initially install trial version. If you forget then you have to submit a ticket requesting deactivate license.
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  5. I found a program called Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software which automatically mounted all 15 drives for me and I can now start migrating the files. Regards.
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  6. Hello, Christopher (Drashna). Yes, in my scenario, the combination of immediate balancing and "not more often than every X hours" doesn't work very well. In my scenario, because there are instances where I frequently write several hundred gigabytes of files, it's necessary to start immediate balancing once the SSD's capacity reaches a certain level of occupancy. Otherwise, it would either become impossible to write to Drivepool due to insufficient free space on the SSD, or it would require bypassing the SSD and writing directly to slower HDDs. Therefore, immediate balancing without using "not more often than every X hours" is essential in my environment. Moreover, it would be great to have a feature to start balancing at a specific time every day, disregarding the threshold set in "Automatic balancing - Triggers." If, during my sleeping hours, Drivepool could automatically start balancing to maintain free space for SSD Optimizer, it would reduce the balancing time occurring during waking hours. This would minimize the performance degradation of Drivepool during waking hours, allowing for more efficient operation of Drivepool.
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  7. Is there a reason the "not more often than every X hours" option doesn't work for you?
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  8. Hi DP_, I've submitted your feature request (I like it). If you have other feature requests you'd like to send to StableBit directly, you can use the Contact Form to do so.
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  9. Thanks 🙂 ! I just tested out a Yottamaster 5 bay FS5C3 with 2x Seagate Exos X18 18TB drives (pulled 2 drives out of the Syba enclosure to test out). Write speeds achieved slightly above 500 MB/s which is excellent, as each individual drive I tend to get about 270 MB/s per CrystalDiskMark benchmarks. I tested out read speeds by copying multiple files to this new drive pool and then reading off it with 2 separate windows read operations (basically, pull files off the drive pool in 2 distinct copies going on simultaneously. 534 MB/s maximum read speed achieved with 2 drives! Mostly oscillating between 510-534MB/s! SMART data can also be read from this enclosure. I think the Yottamaster is a winner here 😄 I think I will slowly repurpose the SYBA for cheaper / slower drives I may acquire or for some of the parity drives for snap raid. I will use the Yottamaster for my data drives for the speed boost. Anyways I hope all this info helps someone else trying to figure out what DAS (disk attached storage) enclosure they might want to use with Windows 11 Pro / Stablebit DrivePool / snapRAID. Now to figure out how to get WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) up and running and hopefully be able to use badblocks to thoroughly stress test the whole system 😅
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  10. hello i do not use StableBit CloudDrive, but i think i see the problem here, after many years reading these forums before licensing and using SB products. existing data on a cloud provider (files, folders, etc.) will not be seen by a SB CloudDrive once it is created. something to do with how the drive is created and obfuscated at a block/chunk level. all data on a new CloudDrive must be uploaded from the user to the newly created CloudDrive before it is seen in the CloudDrive, regardless of whether the data already exists and is accessible by logging on to Google Drive and using their browser/whatever UI. when/if Shane or Christopher respond, i'm quite sure they will tell you the same thing, albeit providing much more useful technical info. in the meantime, reading the manual and the FAQ may help. https://stablebit.com/Support/CloudDrive/Manual https://stablebit.com/Support/CloudDrive/Faq IOW, this is just telling you what to expect while you are scratching your head wondering cheers
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  11. Agree. I use Link Shell Extension, as well. It is super useful!
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  12. Unfortunately no, DrivePool works at a file level and can't automatically import a set of drives that have been spanned (e.g. via Windows Disk Management or Storage Spaces), so you will have to transfer the data manually (and each drive will have to be converted back to a basic disk before it can be added to a pool).
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