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  1. On 2/22/2020 at 12:51 PM, aBe_FX35 said:

    Thank you all for your feedback, yes its very weird that 2 of those drives failed on me, im upset about it. spent lots of money on the WD reds, i think my case i have them in is just not the best place for them, i need to build a standalone drivepool/plex media pc, any recommendations on a very functional and ventilated case for this purpose ? yes i do monitor the temps but not all the time. here is a screen shot of my temps, is this regular/normal temps ? :

    i tried to attach a simple snip it clip png screenshot and site is telling me im only allowed 10kb ???!!!?? lol

    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. 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?


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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!


  7. 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.


  8. Anything special that needs to be done if I want to use Bitlocker with my drives with Drivepool? I have six 4TB drives I want to pool together that will be encrypted with Bitlocker. Thanks!

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