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    PossumsDad got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in DrivePool and Scanner in a separate box connected with SAS cables   
    I used this adapter cable for years & never had a problem. Before I bought my server case I had a regular old case. I had (3) 4 in 3 hot swap cages next to the server. I ran the sata cables out the back of my old case. I had a power supply sitting on the shelf by the cages which powered them.
    The cool thing was that I ran the power cables that usually go to the motherboard inside of the case from the second power supply. I had a adapter that would plug into the motherboard and the main power supply that the computer would plug into. The adapter had a couple of wires coming from it to a female connection. You would plug your second power supply into it. 
    What would happen is that when you turn on your main computer the second power supply would come on. That way your computer will see all of your hard drives at once. Of course when you turned off your server both of the power supplies would turn off.
    Here is a link to that adapter. Let me know what you think.
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3DG9612
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from Jaga in DrivePool and Scanner in a separate box connected with SAS cables   
    I used this adapter cable for years & never had a problem. Before I bought my server case I had a regular old case. I had (3) 4 in 3 hot swap cages next to the server. I ran the sata cables out the back of my old case. I had a power supply sitting on the shelf by the cages which powered them.
    The cool thing was that I ran the power cables that usually go to the motherboard inside of the case from the second power supply. I had a adapter that would plug into the motherboard and the main power supply that the computer would plug into. The adapter had a couple of wires coming from it to a female connection. You would plug your second power supply into it. 
    What would happen is that when you turn on your main computer the second power supply would come on. That way your computer will see all of your hard drives at once. Of course when you turned off your server both of the power supplies would turn off.
    Here is a link to that adapter. Let me know what you think.
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3DG9612
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in New Scanner Will Not Read NVME PBX Smart   
    I checked one more way with your link. Here is what I found out.
    Thank you for letting me know about this.
     
     

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    PossumsDad reacted to GreatScott in OMG I love the activation system   
    VERY IMPRESSED!
    Didn't need to create an account and password Same activation code covers EVERY product on EVERY computer! Payment information remembered so additional licenses are purchased easily Nice bundle and multi-license discount I'm in love with the Drive Pool and Scanner.   Thanks for a great product and a great buying experience.
    -Scott
     
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from vapedrib in How often do you blow out your server case.   
    Hey everybody,
     
    I have a Norco 4u 16 bay sas case. I was wondering how often you need to open it up and blow out the dust from the fans and hard drives. I just got this case last February and was wondering. I haven't cleaned mine so it might be dirty dirty.
     
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
    Phil
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from Antoineki in NVME Drives reading smart data   
    Is scanner development getting closer to being able to access the smart data on NVMe drives?
     
    Thanks
     
    Phil
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in DrivePool remeasures after computer reboot!   
    I am on version: 2.1.1.561
     
    I'll download the latest Beta & try that. 
     
    Thank you ..
     
    Phil
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in Need Help. LSI SAS 9207-8i Hangs at boot!   
    I'll check on the options on the motherboard. I can deal on the wait though since I know it's normal.. lol
     
    Thanks for your help.
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in Need Help. LSI SAS 9207-8i Hangs at boot!   
    I feel like a complete idiot. I didn't wait long enough for the card. After 1 or 2 minutes the card said initializing. Then it found my drives and all was good.
     
    I've never had a hard drive controller card take that long to initialize but now I know. This motherboard has 3 PCI-E x16 slots. I tried all 3..
     
    BTW the card with the Intel SAS expander is fast.. No complaints. Hell I had to buy a new keyboard for the new computer. The old keyboard was too slow for the motherboard to see it every time.
     
    I have my Pool back up and running. Sorry for being dumb.. lol
     
    Thanks guys for the help..
     
    Phil
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from Ginoliggime in DrivePool remeasures after computer reboot!   
    I have just built a new machine for my server. I am using the following parts:
     
    Norco RPC-2016 Case
    Asus Prime Z270-A Motherboard
    Intel i7-7700 Gen 7 Processor
    16 gig Corsair Vengence 2133 mhz Memory
    Corsair RM850X Modular Power Supply
    MyDigitalSSD 480GB NVME Drive (Boot Drive)
    LSI SAS 9207-8i Controller Card
    Intel SAS Expander Card (24 Port) Port Multiplier
     
    I have 17 drives in the pool totaling 33.1 TB
    I have a Crucial MX100 256 Gig as a work drive
    And I have a Blu-Ray drive hooked up.
     
    I have noticed that whenever I reboot the machine DrivePool just about every time needs to remeasure the pool. Of course after it is done it wants to recheck duplication.
     
    Is there anyway to fix this? I ran DrivePool for a couple of years on my old server & it never did this unless I changed the ports where the hard drives were hooked up to. I'm just wondering if the sas card isn't recognizing the drives in the same order each time.
     
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
    Thanks
     
    Phil
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from Ginoliggime in Need Advice On SATA Controller Purchase   
    Hi all,
     
    I've been using DrivePool and Scanner for quite some time. Everything has been running great.
     
    It's now time to upgrade some of my hardware. I am taking the plunge and am going to replace the tiring old Core 2 Duo 6420 2.13ghz with a modern i7 6700 3.4ghz processor and motherboard. I am looking at the H170-PRO/CSM LGA1151 ATX Motherboard from ASUS.
     
    I am now running 2 PCI-x 8 port sata cards. Super Micro SAT2-MV8. Of course they will not run at full speed in a regular PCI slot but they do run. The new motherboard does have 2 PCI slots. So I can run the old controller cards if necessary.
     
    So I am thinking about replacing both of them with: The SI-PEX40097 is the SYBA IOCrest 16-Port SATA III 6G PCI-Express Controller Card. This card, a x4 slot card from IOCREST, uses the newest Marvell 9215 Chipset to add up to 16 drives to your system for an overall massive storage capacity boost.
     
    I guess what I'm asking is will this card will work with DrivePool and Scanner or am I better off using my old Super Micro controller cards?
     
    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
    Phil
     
    P.S. I'm running Windows 8.1
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from KiaraEvirm in Need Advice On SATA Controller Purchase   
    Hi all,
     
    I've been using DrivePool and Scanner for quite some time. Everything has been running great.
     
    It's now time to upgrade some of my hardware. I am taking the plunge and am going to replace the tiring old Core 2 Duo 6420 2.13ghz with a modern i7 6700 3.4ghz processor and motherboard. I am looking at the H170-PRO/CSM LGA1151 ATX Motherboard from ASUS.
     
    I am now running 2 PCI-x 8 port sata cards. Super Micro SAT2-MV8. Of course they will not run at full speed in a regular PCI slot but they do run. The new motherboard does have 2 PCI slots. So I can run the old controller cards if necessary.
     
    So I am thinking about replacing both of them with: The SI-PEX40097 is the SYBA IOCrest 16-Port SATA III 6G PCI-Express Controller Card. This card, a x4 slot card from IOCREST, uses the newest Marvell 9215 Chipset to add up to 16 drives to your system for an overall massive storage capacity boost.
     
    I guess what I'm asking is will this card will work with DrivePool and Scanner or am I better off using my old Super Micro controller cards?
     
    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
    Phil
     
    P.S. I'm running Windows 8.1
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    PossumsDad got a reaction from gringott in The Largest Stablebit Drivepool In The World!!   
    I also ran a BBS on a C64 back in the day. I had 2 3.5 inch drives on a 300 baud rate modem. I ran Mustang BBS software.
     
    I must be one of the old ones around here as I was in my twenties when I ran it. lol
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