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DaveBetTech

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  1. Thanks again for your input Mr. @Chris Downs. I think I'd be fine with using NTFS vs ReFs as long as there was some way of preventing bit flip / bit rot / corrupted files. While waiting for something in here, I have went ahead and installed Win2019 and fooling around with storage pools. It's a REAL PAIN to use. I tried to add two 10tb and 3tb drives (9.09 & 1.81 effective) using 2-way-mirror and it only gave me a storage pool of 5.37 max. I obviously wanted around 11.8 tb effective, half of the space. I even tried to do 2x10tb & 2x3tb, but nope, gave me 4tb effective.
  2. Thank you again @Chris Downs for your feedback. I'm definitely interested in knowing how I can address bit rot and corruption with DrivePool. I'm not clear how both / either are addressed. I see how it scans for bad sectors, but more curious about periodic checking of files against a CRC like in ReFs or maybe compared against each other, dunno. Just want to maintain data integrity over the long term. I have had some of these files since the mid 90s. Thanks in advance for anyone who can provide information about this!
  3. Thanks Chris for the reply. That's good to know about the drives being visible / accessible. I haven't added the drives to the DrivePool yet, so I haven't seen this. I assume there is still a 'drive' that shows the cumulative space across the drives (e.g. 10 tb if you have five 4tb drives in the pool w/duplicate on everything). I'm now curious how it would use the bit rot protection in ReFs. There's a CRC that's calculated originally and recalculated each time it reads the file & compared to the original. If it's bad on a future read or scan, then it copies over the 'good' copy over t
  4. Hello new-solution-provider-I-just-heard-about. I just started the 30 day trial and had a few questions that I couldn't find the answers within the forum. Let me start by providing some history, which might be unnecessary: ============================================================================================ I've been using Storage Spaces w/ReFs & file integrity for a couple years now. I had five 2tb old drives and two 10tb drives for about 13.6tb effective after 2 way mirror. I have it all in a single volume and it wasn't over provisioned. Recently I went into StorageSpa
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