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  1. I was previously running V. with no issues but upon logging onto the server today I saw an error being reported by SB Scanner....upon booting to the desktop I was greated with the yellow/amber diamond taskbar icon stating "a file system on one of your disks is damaged" Opened up the Scanner windows app and saw that my boot SSD was the disk with supposed issues.....had the report shown in the screengrab below I cleared the drive block check statius and re ran the check...the File System Damaged status remained. When clicking on the blue text, I was unable
  2. I don't use any file duplication as I'm using exactly the same in my other setup on the other side of town just 7 miles away
  3. Ive already done it and I'm very happy. As I reported above, the new server build went smoothly and although I reported that a good few handful of files went missing, I think the main problem was with the actual disc removal process by WHS. But either way. When the files were migrated. Some files were definitely left on some of the pooled discs. Which is obviously not supposed to happen. But I'm not really sure of any way round this. In order to stop this happening again, and when I recently removed a 4TB disc to put in a new 8TB disc instead. I actually moved files from disc t
  4. Just wanted to report back. All went well. Well 95% anyway. I managed to lose a few files in the transition but the pool transferred as expected and I was up in running in just an hour or so of moving the pool over. Happy day and what an amazing product. On a trial of Scanner at the moment but will purchase a license shortly. Keep up the good work. One question. Is there a way for me to see the Drive pool remotely from say my iPad across the LAN or does it not work that way
  5. Sounds good. Whilst I've got spare disks and both server builds to hand I've actually built a test system today and it's working nicely and recognised a pool I had from an old machine just fine. Just got to decide best way to go about a new build but think I'm going to try pulling the other drives onto the test build. Then when everything is fine I'll wipe the SSD from the old server and reinstall using that in new build. Just to cover all bases. One other question I did have was this. When you hover over a drive in drive pool it shows 3 different tags as it were. Two I underst
  6. Firstly. Thanks for the prompt and informative reply. As many others have said, customer service here is amazing, and although I haven't needed to get in touch much, now that I do need some assistance, you are right here waiting Had one other question whilst I'm preparing for my system migration to start Assuming I'll just build my new WHS 2011 box and then install DrivePool and insert disks and boom! I'm there. But re DrivePool. Which version should I install. As I'm running WHS2011 and was with you from the start, I am currently running V1. Does it make sense to move straight to V
  7. Apologies for creating yet ANOTHER thread about a WHS2011 migration, and whilst I have read through the other threads, my questions are a little differernt so I thought I'd start fresh and see if I can get some simple straightforward answers to my thoughts. Basically I currenty have a 20 disk server build in a Norco case. All works perfectly, is bullet proof and I'm very happy with it. But I have been given a new 24 bay case with newer internals, ie motherboard, processor, ram and Sata card, and knowing that the newer machine runs cooler and quieter, it makes sense to make a move over
  8. i have a backup yes at my second house....where i have a number of smaller servers holding the same data...but three or so days in and everything is working fine and the data transfer speeds have held up nicely
  9. looks like Imight have gotten a bit ahead of myself.....as when I tried to trasnfer a file on another PC it was coming across at 112 MB/s so I reinstalled newer drivers, placed the 4TB drive mback into the drivepool and having now rebooted the main PC that does all of the transfers, I am now still getting 112 MB/s so this could be a success story... It now means that there is 1 4TB drive and 7 2TB drives on the first card so a mixture doesnt seem to be having any major issues...so I will run for a few days and also set a full rebalance to see if that causes any issues.. Will repor
  10. just a small update....have rolled back the drivers and as expected, im now in a reboot cycle due to the system not liking the larger drives.... Removed the 4TB drive and now machine boots into WHS2011 fine again....but shows an EXTRA drive that doesnt exist...and never did exist...so have removed that from the pool Slightly annoying thing now is that I am still only getting around 11MB/s file trasnfer which is a huge drop to speeds prior to all recent changes....will leave machine rebalancing overnight and see if that has any impact and if so there is a chance that this was why the 4T
  11. I have managed to get the new driver onto the SASLP-MV8 cards and have also managed to get the machine to boot with and integrate a 4TB drive into the drive pool environment....BUT the speed drop is significant. Prior to upgrading the drivers, I was able to transfer large movie files across my network (from drivepool in the server to my main pc) at around 90-100 MB/s but with the new drivers this speed has dropped to 11 MB/s so mving files will be amazingly slow.. I have made sure that the drive pool has finsihed rebalancing and that all drivepool activity has completed as this would
  12. Thanks for all of the comments sao far, p3x-749...I too have seen all of the comments accross the web about people successfully using my existing cards with 3TB drives and possibly 4's as well, but many of these are using unraid so whilst they may be usable with these cards, itis not in a similar build. Whilst there is also much confusion about which is the correct driver and firmware, and about drives requesting a format before use, these are the things I am trying to get around with these older cards now. drashna...I have also looked at some rocketriad cards, the 2680 was one I was
  13. when you say you moved from one expansion card to another...was it same models/manufacturer? As Id be moving from a Supermicro to an IBM card I wanna try to not give myself too many surprises...I too have replaced one of my Supermicro cards thinking it was faulty (it wasn't) but I didn't expect that to give me an issue...was more wondering about the change or manufacturer causing a problem
  14. Hello everyone. Had a little look through the forums and haven't really found a direct answer for my query so will try here instead. I currently have a rather large server consisting of 20 Drives in a XCase RM420. This currently comprises of 4 x 4TB (all connected directly to the satay ports on the mobo) and 16 x 2TB drives connected to two Supermicro SASLP-MV8 expansion cards (8 per card). All works perfectly via WHS 2011 and I use drive pool to give me one big disk and in honesty it all works perfectly. I upgraded the 4TB disks in last few months and all is/was good but of cour
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