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  1. Remeasuring just checks whether the duplication that is actually there agrees with your settings. So if you have no duplication as setting but some files are duplicated, DP will correct that too.
  2. Don't panic. If the drives do not show up in BIOS, chances are you made some sort of silly mistake that will be easily correctable. Just take the drives out, connect just one and see if you can get that one recognised. If that works, try it on a different port and with a different power cable. Add on drives as you go. I had a PSU with detachable cables. None of my HDDs worked. Turned out cables were not connected to PSU. A brief scare for a few minutes but only something silly. Probably something like that with you.
  3. I don't have enough info to try to diagnose this but remeasuring seems like a sensible thing to do. Screenprints illustrating what you say is the case help.
  4. Have you tried reading https://stablebit.com/? Anyway, DP combines volumes into a large NTFS volume. It can have redundancy if you want. Either for the entire "Pool" or just certain folders therein. If one drive fails, the most you can lose is the data on that one drive. The data on the other drives will still be available. If all was redundant (we call that x2 duplication) then the Pool will reduplicate the lost files, provided you have enough space. Each drive you add to the Pool is not exclusively for the Pool. It will create a hidden PoolPart.* folder within which the Pooled files will be stored. You can use the rest of the drive as well outside of the Pool. DP simulates a NTFS drive but it also uses plain NTFS on the drives that are part of the Pool so any recovery tool that works on NTFS will work. x2 duplication is a bit like RAID-1 in the sense that it requires twice the space to store data. Parity/checksums are not supported by DP. You might be able to learn a lot actually from just reading a few threads here on the forum.
  5. Why not use the 30-day trial period so that you have time working thus out with support?
  6. What you can do is deactivate the license on the old machine, build/install the new one and active the license there. Write down or somehow copy the license key. Deactivating the key will not delete any files in the Pool. I think the Pool remains accessible just read-only perhaps.
  7. What I think I know and would do is : Yes, you can use the C:\ drive as part of the Pool. The OS itself won;t be in the Pool but part of the Pool will be written to the hidden Poolpart.* folder that will be placed on the C drive. Personally, I would consider doing it with a separate partition as it makes it easier to backup/restore/reinstall the OS itself. It is in fact possible to use one SSD with x2 duplication (even though I consider it a bug and would not do it). You would have to split the x2 Pool first into two x1 Pools and then create a Hierarchical Pool consisting of the x1 Pools and let that Pool have x2 duplication. You'd be doing a lot of seeding. The SSD would have to have two partitions, each would serve as SSD cache for the x1 Pools. Haven't done it, it has been written in the forums, I would not do it. AFAIK, there is no immediate/delayed duplication option in DP (but I could be wrong). Does Plex use Hardlinks? I don;t know Plex nor understand what hardlinks are but DP does not support them as I read on this forum. Still, many use Plex so some setup must be successful. Anyway, that is going to be a nice server (and network)! GL.
  8. This is what you are looking for: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q4142489&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjwmvXEvNXqAhWQ2aQKHW54CW8QFjAAegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw2GKZPsTgAT1LC_a4XMvhJB
  9. Yes, drives larger than 2TB are not supported by MBR. So you had to convert to GPT if they were MBR. That did not increase space, it just allowed to access the entire drive. You already have access to your entire 16TB drive.
  10. I think you may want to read up on TB vs TiB...
  11. How did you get it in? Some here use DP together with 3rd party parity software, I believe SnapRaid is most popular. Perhaps that would work for you but I would not be able to advise on how to do that.
  12. That ain't easy. Best thing for you, IMHO, is to have two Pools, one for the old drives and one for the new. Then copy from old Pool to new. Power off machine and disconnect all old drives. I realise this is different from what I suggested before but at that time I was not aware you wanted to have the old drives as sort of a backup. Also, this way the usefullness of the old drives as a backup will fade over time, I would expect, as it does not track changes/new files.
  13. Yep, another 30TB would be needed. No parity.
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