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  1. I have a 10 drive pool made up mostly of 4TB & 8TB drive . I typically try to leave 10% free on each drive which can add up to a decent amount of "free" space in the pool, even though each drive is near capacity. Is there any best practice for how much to fill a drive? Should I keep it where it is or can I use more of each drive? Thanks in advance
  2. I got a notification that a disk was no longer available in the pool at 11:07am on 11/10. When I got back home I confirmed the disk was not available. Further troubleshooting I see the Below are also three errors that start happening repeatedly in the event view starting on 11/08 continuing until the disk went off line. The third error occurred right around the time the disk went offline. When I open up disk manager I get the a prompt to initialize the disk (see below). If I try to initialize it I get an error stating "Virtual Disk Manager - Incorrect Function ". Do I assume this disk is dead - even though previously it didn't report any SMART errors - or had any issue in Scanner?
  3. I read through all the forum posts and am still not clear the best setup to use BackBlaze with Drivepool. Should I configure Backblaze to backup the individual data drives, or the pool drive itself? I thought I should back individual data drives, so if any one of them go I can just put in a new drive and restore only those files. If I backup the entire Pool drive does it make it more complicated to determine the files that could have been "lost" if any one drive does fail? Any suggestions form the group is appreciated.
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    Disk Collision Issues

    I have been running Scanner & DrivePool along with SnapRAID for years, and everything has been running flawless for a long time. One of my data drives needed to be replaced (started getting smart errors) and somehow during this process my OS drive got corrupted prompting me to have to reinstall Windows 10 and start fresh. Now I am seeing many errors in the event log complaining for Disk Collisions and SnapRAID syncs are unable to complete and get hung. I understand this probably has nothing to do with DrivePool, but am hoping some of the experts here can help. I read how to change the drive is using diskpart, it seems straight forward enough. I am not clear though how I would create a new ID, do I just use a random hexadecimal number? Would performing another clean install of windows resolve this issue? If it would I may just go that route but wanted to see if anyone here can help. One additional note is that these disks are online in the disk management tool. From what I am reading if there is a collision they should be offline - which further adds to my confusion. Thanks in advance, Ken
  5. Hi, My Windows boot disk had some issue's and I couldn't boot into windows. I installed a fresh copy on a new drive, and plugged in the old OS drive into the PC. I have access to all the files from the old install. My question is after I install StableBit Scanner, can I copy over some program data so it won't have to rescan all the drives - or am I better off just letting it go through each drive again. I have like 14 drives it has to scan so I was trying to just save some time. Thanks, Ken
  6. Thanks for this input. I cleared the status, and did a rescan and the errors cleared out. I will continue to monitor. As always thanks for the help and great support. Ken
  7. So I have run a burst test for 24 hours with no issues. Scandisk /R returned no errors but it still shows damaged in Scanner. There are no SMART errors. Should I RMA this disk?
  8. I have a new drive that Scanner is detecting 234295 unreadable sectors. I started a filescan and things came back from that OK - but the error obviously is still there. This drive is under warranty - should I be looking to replace this drive or are these unreadable sectors OK.
  9. Thanks. I will find a way to work around it.
  10. Hello, I am experiencing an error in The Amazon Drive desktop application when i try to set the default sync folder on my PC as a folder on a pooled Drive in drivepool. I have a basic drivepool setup and basically just have one JBOD Drive. When I set the Drive in the Amazon desktop tool, it never loads up and eventually say “this Drive is not supported”. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this issue, and if there is something I need to tweak in my drivepool setting. Thanks, Ken
  11. Your guess seems correct, as usual. I knew something was running at that time, and realized that I have an Acronis daily backup that runs at 12:30, exactly the time the errors occur. While Acronis doesn't backup the drivepool drives, or any of the "data" drives (only backing up the system drive), it does wake the computer which I assume is what triggers the error. At this point it's no harm no foul.
  12. Thanks for getting back. All these steps were helpful, and I believe my issue was a bad SATA cable. I ran the burst test, on the new drive connected in the old port, with the old cable and had errors reported. After changing the cable the burst test was successful. I was also able to successfully complete a sync command in snapraid. This has also removed most of the errors from the event log, with the exception of the following. But as you stated this may not be an issue. Interestingly though, they seem to consistently appear at 12:30 consistently, so I am not sure there is something firing off in Scanner or Drivepool that causes them. Or perhaps there is another job/process running that causes them. Event 153, disk - The IO Operation at logical block address 0x1 for Disk12 (PDO Name: \Device\00000036) was retired Event 153, disk - The IO Operation at logical block address 0x1 for Disk13 (PDO Name: \Device\00000037) was retired. Presumably the old drive may have been fine, and I probably could / should hook it back up to validate it was the cable, but since everything is working I am not going to mess with it. I'll just say this all was a good opportunity to get a new drive. Thanks again for the help.
  13. That's the thing. The drives on the rocket raid (2680) are just general drivesfor me, and just passed through, meaning I am not using any raid on the card. The drive on the rocketraid card are not in the snapraid array. They are however pooled together in Drive pool as a big drive for general / temporary data.
  14. Good to hear the 153 are nothing to worry about. Interestingly I do have a RocketRaid card installed, although I don't think the errors are happening for the drives attached to that. If there was a way someone could intruct me how to figure out the physical volume for the \Device\RaidPort2 it would be helpful. Regarding the 129 error, I haven't had it happen again today, but I think if I try to run anything against the disk I am suspecting I will see it happen.
  15. To simplify this post: What is the cause of these errors, which are happening on my virtual DrivePool Drives? Do I need to worry about them? Event 153, disk - The IO Operation at logical block address 0x1 for Disk12 (PDO Name: \Device\00000036) was retired Event 153, disk - The IO Operation at logical block address 0x1 for Disk13 (PDO Name: \Device\00000037) was retired. Is error I get below when I run a snapraid sync, as well as when Scanner checks the drive, a problem with the drive or the connection? It seems to happen regardless of what drive I attach to that specific cable / port. Event 129, storachi - Reset to Device \Device\RaidPort2, was issued.
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