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  1. I've come to like the Fractal Design cases. I just upgraded from a six-bay Node 304 to a 8 drive bay (+2 more mounted elsewhere in case) Node 804 case. Good ventilation, and anti-vibration pads. Just maybe add a second fan for improved airflow. Even under load all my drives are under 35C. If you want more drive space, then they offer the Define 7 that can accommodate 14 drives, and the Define 7 XL for 18. The Stablebit DriveScanner can alert you to high temps too. Use imgur.com if you want to post a screenshot.
  2. Since I recently acquired several new hard drives, it will take over a week to scan everything one by one. Is there any way that I can scan my drives on other computers and have the scan information imported into my main PC/server that will be using the drive?
  3. How does this go against "lean and simple'? By nature of a file system it needs to know folder structure and what files exist, what's the big deal having an extra data point saying "drive 1"? How does it balance data if it doesn't know what files are on which drives?
  4. Thanks for the response. Yes, pretty much. As in DrivePool saying "hey, this drive is bad, here's the files that were on it". Because the files are spread across all drives in the pool, I won't know which files are affected. Now that I've been using DrivePool for a little while now, I don't believe such a report tool exists. That would be a nice feature to have. I'm sure I could use a third party tool to compare against the backup, but DrivePool must know what data is where since it manages it, how about a log tool to show me what file are where?
  5. In the SMART details for that drive look for "Reallocated sector count", "Reallocation Event Count", "Uncorrectable Sector Count"... The Raw Values should be zero, if not that means there's some bad sectors. It's not always end of the world, if there's only a few. But it may be an indication why Scanner is maybe showing an issue. If those are all zero, then I'm not sure what else to look for. Does scanner show what that "1 warning" is anywhere? You'd think that it would show you somewhere what that "1 warning" is. I'm fairly new to Stablebit Scanner myself, but hopefully you can figure this out somehow (and a Stablebit rep stops by too, hopefully). Otherwise I'd put in a ticket with them. I did ask a question to them about DrivePool and they responded within 24 hours.
  6. I installed a new 8TB hard drive. I started running Stablebit scanner on it. When I went to bed last night it was at about 60%. When I got up this morning, it was back to 13% checking. No indication of any errors or bad sectors. What could cause this?
  7. Thanks. I finally realized that you can use it for free for status only.
  8. Run CrystalDiskInfo and see if you get any flags with that. If possible, I would also connect that disk via a SATA port to see if it reports the same thing.
  9. I recently started using DrivePool. I love the concept, no worries about RAID configuration, and like the idea of having the data easily accessible if I just pull a drive. Granted data is scattered across multiple drives, but it's still regular data I can access from any Windows machine without need of special software or controller. In any case, I am making use of folder duplication for my most critical files, but also have all the data on my server (duplicated and non duplicated) backed up to a single external drive on a regular basis. That being said, I was thinking of the scenario where a drive goes bad. While the duplicated folder data can be recreated (assuming) if I throw in a replacement drive, how do I know what files were on the bad drive to restore from my backup drive? Is this a feature in DrivePool? Or would I need to resort to a third party app to do a file compare and restore? Thanks.
  10. That, and I learned the hard way from past experience (other servers). I label all my disks with S/N using a label printer so I can see which drive is which. But that burst and ping seem like a nice feature.
  11. HTWingNut

    Scanner not working

    I think it might be tied to number of days before next check. Although if you have it set to manually scan, it should scan regardless of what that setting is. I noticed this too. I only just recently purchased DrivePool and Scanner. But I decided to just have it start another scan, but it does nothing. I'll toy with the settings a bit and see. Hopefully the dev will chime in though, but your post is nearly 3 weeks old, so I dunno.
  12. So if I want to run DrivePool to access my Windows 10 box (acting as a file server with DrivePool) remotely, I need to buy additional copies of DrivePool for each computer I want to access it from? I have a laptop and desktop PC that I want to be able to access DrivePool and Scanner for my Server without having to Remote Desktop into my server. I don't necessarily need or want to use DrivePool or Scanner for my laptop or PC, but just remote access to server. Does this mean I still have to buy additional copies for both my Desktop and Laptop? An app that allows just for access would be nice to have, even for Android. Is something like this being considered? Thanks!
  13. So I tried, and it seems the Bitlocker works fine as it normally would. Disks just won't be re-added to the pool until they have been unlocked.
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    DrivePool SSD Cache

    I'm also interested in a basic SSD cache drive. Ideally, I'd like the SSD to act as a write cache, and then move data to the storage drives to be duplicated among the storage drives nearly immediately. Also as a 'smart' read cache to learn commonly accessed files, and basically make it a temp storage of files, having nothing to do with duplication and balancing of the actual hard drive storage. So the SSD should not be seen as part of the pool at all, but simply, a smart cache so you can have fast access reading and writing data and let all the duplication and balancing happen independent of the SSD.
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