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  1. Yep, that's how it would work but things get a little more complicated likely because of my setup and individual experiences. I have 40 drives (previously all in one pool). The idea is that with everything triple duplicated, I could lose up to two drives at once and still have one copy of all my data. But...sometimes my drives will throw up errors and then go missing? I pull up Disk Management, the drive is there, so I add a letter, use Treesize to find the files that are somehow so hidden that Windows Explorer won't even show them with the Hidden Files toggled. Treefile size shows giant directories under found.000 and found.001 which are created by chkdsk automatically. The metadata showing it as a Pooled drive is gone or corrupted and most (fingers crossed) of my data is contained in haphazardly organized folders because they never seem to have the same folder heirarchy after this. Now my pool is jacked and I have to go through manually and rebuild. (I'm doing this now but have decided to break them into 2 x 20 pools so ideally it'll go faster). Point is, perhaps I don't trust the duplication or when it takes more than a day to remove a drive, it would take me 40 days to rebuild my pool. Maybe I'm just impatient. If I could find a way to stop having my drives randomly throw errors that cause chkdsk to jack everything...
  2. 1. Yes, I have duplication. 2. It starts over, I believe, because it has to go through all the contents on that disk and compare it against the contents on 39 other 3-10TB disks (all green so not super speedy). 3. And if I simply remove the disk myself without using Drivepool, then I have 2 million files on it that have to be compared anyway manually by copying them back to the main pool and then telling windows to skip those that have the same name/size. Tedious.
  3. I've been trying to remove a drive for days now. It's stuck on 92.3% and I don't want to reboot because it'll have to start over. If I just hard remove it, then I have to copy over nearly 8TB of data and wait for Explorer to tell me that most of it is already on the drive... Any ideas on how to expedite this?
  4. Is it possible to add a striped drive (two NVME drives in Raid 0 via Windows) to a Pool?
  5. So, I have 4, 8 bay enclosures with their own PSU to support my Pool. Lately, I've been paying more attention to Event viewer and realized that all the errors are coming from one port/drive bay not a drive (as I originally thought). The error is : The IO operation at logical block address 0x15461528 for Disk 5 (PDO name: \Device\000000a5) was retried. Now...I'm not getting any NTFS errors that say there's corruption on the drive or anything. But can someone smarter than me tell me if this is something I should worry about? Should I remove the drive from that bay and leave it empty? Or can it be ignored like some Distributed Com errors that I see on every single computer build I do?
  6. So, for future reference, I did take the following steps. 1. As Spider99 suggested, I mounted each disk to a folder on my C drive. Now, in Event Viewer any NTFS drive errors show which volume (i.e. disk) so I can add a letter to it and then scan. 2. I'm still unable to simply scan within windows without actually adding a letter to it. I've not tried using CMD/Diskpart then chkdsk volume because that's actually more tedious then just adding a letter and going to properties/scan.
  7. So, for whatever reason, I get corruption on a drive. But as I have 46 drives, none with letters, and Windows can't repair unless there's a letter attached to it, I have to manually go through, add letters then check properties, scan and if it's the one, it'll list repairs. Or I can go into Event viewer and find this below. However, I can't easily identify the disk by this. Anyone know a trick or program?
  8. Not sure of advantages or disadvantages. But to confirm, DP can see unmounted drives and add them so long as they are formatted in the same format as the pool you are adding them to (i.e. if I have a NTFS pool, it won't show me any ReFS drives I have to add). I don't like using the "mount to folder" option because one time I did that, forgot about the folder, and deleted it. Which deletes everything on the volumes as well.
  9. Yes. I've manually assigned them to the end of the alphabet and they still pop up at the beginning. So my options are to assign my pool letter to A or B or Z. The pain is just that my plex folders all point to H...
  10. Yes, first world problems... But I have my pool assigned to H: and all my Plex Media pointed there. Upon reboot - DESPITE MANUALLY ASSIGNING THE DVD DRIVE LETTERS - the DVD drives upon boot take the initial letters shifting my Pool Letter to L: Is there a work around from this? Is it a matter of somehow having Drivepool load first? My DVD drives are assigned to my RAID expander cards - not the mobo - if that matters.
  11. If I mount them it will auto scan them? My fear is deleting that folder deletes the entire drive contents!
  12. I have Stablebit Scanner set to scan my file systems every day. Regardless, I get warnings from Windows that says one of my disks has an error and I should run chkdisk. Because none of my drives have letters assigned, I have to go through 35 drives, assign letters individually and then run chkdsk. Shouldn't Stablebit Scanner being doing this instead? Or does that also require a letter assigned to scan the filesystem?
  13. thepregnantgod

    UNKNOWN pool?

    When I had a mixed pool (REFS with NTFS), it would say UNKNOWN on bottom right of the pool chart. However, I have a pool with 16 drives all formatted NTFS/1024k cluster (for large media files) and it's showing Unknown. Any thoughts?
  14. Thanks, but I actually don't know what drive is the unchecked one. Scanner doesn't check them in any particular order...
  15. 38 drives connected to my server. Been scanning non-stop for almost a week now. Was 1 drive away from having scanned every drive for errors, etc. System hangs, I have to reboot, come back and now Scanner has no record of scanning any of the drives and has started all over. Uggh...
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