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  1. Thanks, I went through some old parts and found a asus z68 with a intel i5-2500k that had 8 sata on it. The case I'm using is less than ideal but will work while I save up to buy some new gear and do it right. Thanks for the help
  2. The issue went away when I added the missing disks back in. I just had to wait until I could move everything over to a computer with more room. Thanks for the help
  3. My motherboard died and I moved the drives into a backup system for the time being. I didn't have room for all of the drives so I'm missing two. I can still access what content is there but I get an error saying Destination folder access denied when trying to create a new folder or add data to the pool. Could this be related to the missing disks or would something else be the issue? Thanks
  4. My motherboard died the other day and I was able to move everything into a spare system I had as a stop gap. My old system was a LBA1150 Asus H871-Plus with a G3220. The system I moved the drives to is a Gigabyte H81m-HD2 with a G3258. I'd like to get buy without spending much but the Gigabyte will not fit into my server case and only has 4 sata and I'd need 6 to fit all the drives from the previous system. There is no esata on the Gigabyte either but I might have a pci card that I can add if that is an option. Would adding the sata card and extra drives be a good idea or would getting an external and connecting via USB be better? Would I be better off not wasting my time and money and get a new itx board with 6 sata on it? Thanks for any input.
  5. I'm sure this has been answered before but wasn't having much luck with my searches. My pool is little over 7tb and I only have 115gb of space left. Most of the data is duplicated. I want to replace 2 of the 1.5tb drives with 3tb drives. I do not have any available space on the motherboard to add the drives directly. Could I add the new drives via USB or esata, add it to the pool? At this point I could select the drives I want to remove and there would be enough space to move the data off of them before taking them out. Could I then move the externally connected drive into the case? Would I be better off selecting a drive to remove and having the data just not be duplicated while it is removed and then add the larger drive? I guess what I'm asking is what is the best way to increase the space of my pool in this situation? Thanks
  6. I see the red/orange arrow. When I hover over it pop up says New File Placement 0.0%. It looks like the only files on it are duplicated files. I'll get another drive and replace it. Can I just replace the drive or do I need to turn off duplication first, then remove the drive from the pool, then replace the drive and add the new drive back into the pool? At that point I could turn duplication back on. I'm assuming I need to turn duplication off first since I wouldn't have enough room for duplication once the damaged drive is removed. Thanks
  7. StableBit found 12 bad sectors on one of the drives in the drive pool. Drivepool says that I have 681 GB of space left in the pool, but whenever I try to add a file to the pool, I get a message telling me that I don't have enough free space. I'm guessing that this space is all located on the drive with the 12 bad sectors? Can the drive not be used anymore once it has been marked damaged? If that is the case, do I just need to replace it and then let drivepool rebalance and I should be good to go? Sorry if these are pretty basic questions. I installed everything a long time ago and have not had any problems until now. Thanks
  8. Thanks, I used Disk Management and have dynamic disks. Should I be able to pull one of the mirrored drives from my old server, install it on my new server, and then copy the folders into the drive pool then? Once all files are copied, I can convert to Basic and add that drive into the pool? Then go onto the next mirrored set of drives and repeat until everything is moved?
  9. I've been running WHS2011 for years. After the removal of drive extender from WHSv1, I just went to running multiple mirrored drives. I've installed Server 2012 R2 Essentials and I want to use StableBit this time around for my redundancy. My question is what would be the best way to get the data into StableBit? Should I remove the mirror while in WHS2011 and then move the drives over Server 2012 R2 Essentials? Once there, I should be able to just add them to StableBit and then set up which files I want to be duplicated? I'm assuming that the mirror should be removed before going to the new set up. I guess I could also move one of each set of mirror drives into the new set up and then format the remaining drives and then add them to the pool? I guess this would be a little faster than waiting for the mirror to be removed and also give me a back up if something happens to the first drive while moving it to the new system. Thanks
  10. Thanks, I thought that was probably the case. I'm reducing the number of drives in my server and was a little worried about space. I think I'd be better off replacing some of my 1.5 TB drives with bigger ones and go with the 250 GB boot drive.
  11. I'm going to be moving from WHS 2011 to Windows Server 2012 R2 and plan on using StableBit DrivePool this time around instead of just using mirror drives like I did in WHS. I'm just getting ready to build my server and had an odd questions. I have a 250 GB WD Blue drive and a 2TB WD Black drive I can use for boot. If using the 2TB for the boot drive, I'd partion it and put most of it into the drive pool. I'm assuming that I can do this but also wanted to ask if it was even a good idea? If it is best not to have part of the boot drive in the drive pool I'll just use the 250 GB drive. Thanks
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