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  1. I use SATA disks and I did try a (the?) registry hack but so far without success.
  2. I got a 1015 in IT mode. If you find out how to get disks to spin down, let me know please. I did at some stage edit the registry but that did not do anything for me.
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    SSD caching Question

    I can't imagine a HDD not being fast enough to stream some media. I thi k that is what you need to look at. And no, DP does not use SSD as read cache (and I don't see how that would help TBH).
  4. I don't know. My experience with Thunderbolt is underwhelming, especially w.r.t. stability of USB and network (in this case a laptop connected to a Thunderbolt docking station) but that may be just me. TBH, it just does not seem like such a good idea to me. Installing WSE2016 on consumer hardware may pose issues (although I got it running easily on such hardware) and it seems relatively expensive to me as you would have the enclosure close to the NUC anyway. I realise it is an attractive form factor but only if it can stand alone. I would reconsider. There are many options for cases so it comes to what you need/want relating to real estate basically. Just my 2 cents.
  5. Just be aware that USB connections fail sometimes. I believe USB enclosures are not recommended and I think you'll find cases here where the use of these caused serious issues for some. AFAIK, eSATA would be preferable.
  6. You could wipe but I'd advise to wait. There may be ppl here who have suggestion on how to recover. Sry but I do not..
  7. The downside is, I think, that DP by default fills (archive) drives that have most space free first. In your case, as the SSD is 1TB, DP would write to the spinners with 2TB free first. You can adjust this with some balancers and if you know which files you want to be prioritised to be stored on the (archive) SSD then you could use File Placement Rules.
  8. I don't use the SSD Optimizer, I am not sure. I think you can't do this through a setting. What might work though is if you repartition the SSDs, use one partition for storage and the other for cache. There are some caveats to this as well though
  9. Yeah, I fear with writing at least 900GB to a 2TB HDD, much of the old information will have been overwritten. Very hard to recover from such a thing. If I may I would like to offer a bit of advice on drivepool and on backups with WHS2011 (or WSE2016 for that matter), although budget constraints may limit their value. 1. If you have DrivePool, you really want Scanner as well. 2. Any data that is worth while to back up, have it duplicated. Duplication is no backup but at least in many cases it will benefit uptime and limit recovery-work. 3. If you have a Pool, ensure that you free space on it that is at least as large as one largest HDD. This way, DP (possibly triggered by Scanner) will be able to evacuate in case of a HDD failing. 4. If you make backups, have at least two backup HDDs as target. Rotate them, like once a week. Possibly keep the other offsite. 5. The backup HDDs, they need to be large.That way, purging of old backups does not occur often (and for the cases where it does occur and you need older ones you have the offsite backup HDD. May not have all the latest but most data is rather static anyway). Of course, WHS2011 Server Backup requires a bit of care in setting up given the limitations it has but there are decent workarounds that I can advise on. Edit: There are companies that specialise in recovery. Perhaps they can retrieve a lot from the failed drive. I have no experience with this.
  10. Two things: 1. I think / speculate that the PoolpPart.2ad* folder is a remnant of the Pool J:\ you had. If there is data in there that should simply be in Pool I:\ then I would consider moving them. 2. Is it correct that not all folders in the Pool are duplicated? To be sure, "x1" means there is no duplication and only one instance of a file exists.
  11. Also, AFAIK, external USB enclosures are not recommended precisely because USB connections may drop. Never heard of Get Data Back Pro but if it can show the files, can't it do whatever it takes to make it regularly readable again?
  12. I think you mean a 10TB drive, no? In any case, that Pool should have no data. Does it show any sign of progress?
  13. I agree with insleys and I tested this on WSE2016.
  14. What you should do is removing the drives from J. One by one is my advice. When you removed the last J should stop to exist.
  15. So J says 27.7TB because it had 9.5TB in HDDs and Pool I which is 18.2TB. That makes sense actually. It is just the way Hierarchical Pools (i.e. Pools becoming part of yet another Pool) work. What worrries me though is thay you have duplicated data in J. That says, to me, that something is actually writing to (virtual) drive J:\. You can still remove drive I:\ from Pool J. I would do that right now. But then you do need to check whether there are applications that are writing to J:\ while they should, probably, be writing to I:\ There is no real need to fear deleting anything. As long as you do not tell something to delete something. Removing a (virtual or real) drive from a Pool will never delete anything. It may move stuff around a bit, that is all. Edit: Forgot about your Q " I don't understand why I is a subset of J" - I would speculate that you, I guess by accident and unaware, added I:\ to Pool J:.
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