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  1. My mechanicals scan at ~150-250MB/sec and will sometimes overheat in the summer, causing temperature equalization to kick in and the scanner moves to a different drive. But rarely will it ever throttle to 20MB/sec and actually scan slower than the drives' max speed. I did bump up the max rated temp to 55C in the scanner settings though. This is still conservative based on my drives' spec sheets--the scanner's default threshold is even lower. When yours overheat, is it actually throttling or does it just change which drive it scans? If it's just moving to another drive at 180-190MB/sec then I don't see how you can make it go any faster. I just expect the scanner to thrash my drives for about a week every month. I "only" have 32TB so I imagine yours would take quite a bit longer.
  2. Hello, I have the following setup: StableBit Scanner running on Windows 10 Pro 21H1, current monthly update Disk 0: Samsung SSD (OS disk C:) Disk 1: Samsung SSD (part of DrivePool D:) Disk 2: WD HDD (part of DrivePool D:) Disk 3: WD HDD (part of DrivePool D:) Disk 4: Seagate HDD (part of DrivePool D:) Disk 5: WD HDD (running independently, not in a pool) The scanner is working great, and it just finished its monthly scan of all my drives. (No errors.) But while checking for disk activity, I noticed that it reads about 1MB/sec from the first two WD drives and I can't tell why. When I looked at the Resource Monitor to see what files were being accessed, I just saw that Scanner.Service was reading 1MB/sec from \Device\Harddisk2\DR2 and \Device\Harddisk3\DR3. (Screenshots attached.) What is the scanner doing?
  3. I currently have the following physical drives in one pool (D:), set up like this: 256GB SSD split into two partitions, half for my OS (C:) and half as part of the pool (D:) 2TB disk, all pooled (D:) 4TB disk, all pooled (D:) Some of my folders in the pool are duplicated I just got an 8TB drive and would like to replace the 2TB with it, and plan to reinstall my OS as well (format C: drive). What's the best, most "in-place" way to do this? Should I format the 8TB drive, copy everything from the 2TB, and then disconnect the 2TB? How do I preserve my current pool & folder duplication settings?
  4. It's a release version! Thank you!!
  5. I'm using the 2.2 beta on Windows 8.1 with BitLocker, should I do this? I just reinstalled the OS and so far BitLocker seems to be working fine with the 2.2 beta, but I haven't noticed if my disks spin down yet.
  6. baldursgate


    I've been running BitLocker with DrivePool 2.1 for a couple years on Windows 8.1 - haven't seen this issue. I also encrypt the individual drives as opposed to the pool. Never had problems or even warnings. I actually just reinstalled the OS along with the 2.2 beta, and am re-encrypting everything right now. I am getting an Access Denied issue when I try to change DrivePool options, but I believe it's because I'm not done encrypting one of the drives yet. Are you on Windows 10? Maybe it's different on that.
  7. Thanks for the vote of confidence on the beta. I run Windows 10 on my desktop and I agree it's better. For my file server though, I'm keeping it on Windows 8 because it's also my HTPC and I want to keep Windows Media Center.
  8. Thanks for sharing. I'm still holding out but the Windows 10 free upgrade is expiring soon so I may not have much of a choice. On a related note, has anyone tried running the 2.2 beta on Windows 7/8? Is there any reason for doing so? I'm thinking of doing the Windows 10 upgrade just to get the digital entitlement, then rolling back to Windows 8. I'm wondering whether I should install the beta at that point or stick with the last official version. It sounds like the beta is stable for all intents and purposes but I still want the warm fuzzy feeling of a non-beta version.
  9. Hey man, hope you get well soon. Your knowledge and insight will be missed but your health is more important. Please take care.
  10. I'm in the same situation with my file server. Currently on 8.1 and I want to go to 10. I think the common wisdom is to install the latest beta of DrivePool which is, for all intents and purposes, Windows 10 compatible. I believe many people are running that setup with no issues. I'm still holding out in case an official release becomes available though. I also plan to do a clean install of 10 when the summer update for that comes out, rather than doing an in-place upgrade.
  11. Hey all, any update on a stable release with Windows 10 support?
  12. If I just want a drive letter for the pool (D: for example) and get rid of the individual disks' letters in Disk Management, is that allowed? Or does DrivePool need me to keep the drive letters on them?
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