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thepregnantgod last won the day on March 29 2019

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  1. All, I have a very large Pool (200TB) and when I do a lot of disk work, for better or worse, it impacts overall system performance regardless of my specs: 2950x @ 4.1ghz, 64gb ram, Titan X SLI with the OS on a Samsung NVME 960pro. A thought occurred and wanted to tap the bigger brains still visiting this forum: 1. Could I move all my drives to a Hyper-V install with Drivepool there with no downsides? 2. I use the pool primarily for Plex server so I know Hardware acceleration wouldn't go through the Hyper-v from some initial research 3. If so, what recommended setups do
  2. Nope. And I just rebuilt the pool and it's still doing it.
  3. So, I'm using the newest beta and this started happening. I get two new drives in Disk Management that need to be initialized (I haven't for fear of jacking something up) but they are exactly 2048GB and I don't have any 2TB drives (plus 2TB drives don't read as 2048gb). Then I see some covecubecoveFS to add to my pools. Is there something wrong? Screenshot attached.
  4. Okay, an update. For the record, it's not Drivepool, exactly. I switched to Storage Spaces with a x3 mirror (BAD DECISION). Everything was perfect and then woke up and the entire drive was not formatted. Lost about 6TB of data. Not happy. Had to go back to Drivepool. Now, my previous pool (which was still on the drives) had some funky folder sizes - like over 8gb for a coves folder (I'm guessing where DP maps everything). And, everytime I would install DP no matter the version, it would hang on loading service, it would wonk out my Norton, it would lock up my system from un
  5. Nope. And I dont want to dog you guys out. Two things possible...win ver 1809 or maybe a x3 duplication over 10+ drives. My coves folder on some drives was 8gb!
  6. Anyone have experience with this? I can't get Drivepool (the release version or any of the betas) to load the service without hanging the entire system. I've installed Windows 47 times now over the past 8 days. Patched, unpatched, loaded Drivepool at the beginning or after the patches, still - once I import my existing pool everything hangs. Checked all the drives for errors - can access them perfectly if Drivepool isn't installed - Drivepool just has "starting services for hours and hours"
  7. First, I'm sorry this happened because it's happened to me...more than once. Don't format it. Programs like Recuva and Reclaime can help you scrub the drive for anything recoverable. I'm hoping you didn't use Windows new format ReFS because when that one gets hosed you get nothing back. At all. I'm sticking with NTFS simply for fear of a RAW drive. And if you're using Drivepool duplicate duplicate duplicate (I usually set it to x3 but if I get enough space maybe even x4)
  8. As a follow up, I must have reloaded Windows 35 times in the past few days. On this go round this is what I did: 1. Clean Install of Windows, fully patched 2. Install Norton - run scan - no hang/clean 3. Install Chipset drivers - run scan - no hang/clean 4. Insert each of 10 drives individually, scan for errors (chkdsk) then scan via Norton - no hang/clean 5. Finally, after all 10 drives are scanned, clean and error free, I install DrivePool beta (latest). It hangs on install (see image) and now Norton hangs on scan. What gives?
  9. I'm late to the convo but from my personal experience... I got a 1600W Titanium EVGA PSU that powers a Zenith ROG extreme mobo with a 2950x OC'd to 4.1ghz. It also powers 2xTitan XP (SLI) Nvidia cards. Attached, I have 2 SSDs, 3 NVME drives, 6 Bluray drives, and various fans. Three HBA cards (a LSI 9201-16i and two Intel expanders). I also have 37 Green drives from 3TB-12TB and 3 SAS drives. My PSU is able to support all that. Now...that being said, I can't plug the vacuum into the wall in that loft because that'll trip the switch since my system is likely pullin
  10. So, this is new. System starting hanging quite a bit and I don't have a problem reinstalling windows so I did. But despite about 15 different installs now, Drivepool is still causing my Norton Antivirus to hang on scans as well as all basic Explorer functions. Here's how I've isolated it (over the past few days) 1. Clean install Windows 10 fully patched to 1809 2. Install Norton, updated - clean scan without hang 3. Install Chipset drivers - clean scan without hang 4. Connect all drives - clean scan without hang 5. Individually, chkdsk each drive, individua
  11. 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 sh
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. Is it possible to add a striped drive (two NVME drives in Raid 0 via Windows) to a Pool?
  15. 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
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