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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in Server 2016 built in Pool VS SDP...   
    This was only true in Server 2012, since 2012 R2 (for the last three years....)  it can fix corruption in parity pools too
     
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831724(v=ws.11).aspx
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    McFaul reacted to Christopher (Drashna) in Wrong smart info for Microsoft Storage Space   
    It is possible, and we are aware of how to do so.  
     
    However, this is a significant change, and requires testing before it can even be released.
     
    Additionally, Alex is busy finishing up StableBit CloudDrive, and once that's released, we do plan on going through StableBit DrivePool and StableBit Scanner, fixing bugs and going through feature requests (such as this). 
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in The Largest Stablebit Drivepool In The World!!   
    I'm not sure what your actual arguement is?
     
    That NAS drives are overpriced?
     
    I've had maybe 20 drives fail on me over the last 10 years,
     
    they are always about 40C...
     
    I'd rather pay slightly more for the longer warranty - most consumer NAS drives have 3 years, most desktop drives 1 or 2
     
    for the last year I was mainly using WD 6TB Reds (+£5 for an extra year warranty) - what cheaper "desktop" alternative would you suggest?
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in The Largest Stablebit Drivepool In The World!!   
    I was trying to find.. but cant:
     
    When (recently) WD released the new 6TB Red Pro, one of the review sites made a great table using the (sometimes unpublished) information about the various WD drives and comparing the Blue/Black/Green/Red/Red Pro/Re+/Re/Se models and what you got extra at each step
     
    aside from TLER and the NAS oriented firmware, the Red's do have better/more efficent motors than the green / blue (which are designed to run 8 hours a day, not 24)
     
    While you need Red Pro or high to get actual hardware vibration sensors on the circuit board, the Reds are able to measure and adjust for the kind of vibrations you get in an array, which the desktop models cant do
     
    there is more to it than just the warranty
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in The Largest Stablebit Drivepool In The World!!   
    I'm the same... I previous shelled drives when the externals were inexplicably cheaper than the internals; despite it being the same disk with some additional haradware, but then you lose the warranty
     
    I've got 12 enterprise 4TB (I got a good deal)
     
    about 14 Red 6TB - but i've got 4 year warranties on those
     
    and a few Seagate 8tb ones
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in The Largest Stablebit Drivepool In The World!!   
    haha, thats no fun
     
    i'll have to see how much i get up to at christmas.. need to duplicate that other 40TB!
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in The Largest Stablebit Drivepool In The World!!   
    I meant I wanted screenshots of someone with a 246TB pool
     
    I'm curious to know how many disks he's got and what they are all attached to and housed in
     
    ive also got a spreadsheet with all my drives (and their warranties)
     
    I was lucky to get a bunch of 4TB WD datacentre drives cheap off ebay that still all had the full 5 year warranty (and they are screaming fast)
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in The Largest Stablebit Drivepool In The World!!   
    lol, yeah screenshots!
     
    Ive also got four of the 8tb drives (maybe 5.. I lose count! ) hahaha
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in Stategy for filling Archive drives.   
    Yes, where ever possible they are simply rips
     
    even the 4GB/episode stuff looks blurry and soft to me, compared to the 8-12GB/episode bluray rips
     
    yeah.. in terms of DP plugins I've only got the scanner, SSD, and space equalizer on.
     
    I've told the SSD plugin it can let the drives get to 100% full.. so hopefully it will only let new files get added to the very fast disks
     
    then the space equaliser should move stuff in the background so all the disks are filled to the same percentage
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    McFaul got a reaction from gringott in The Largest Stablebit Drivepool In The World!!   
    Lol.. does that mean I only get the silver medal? (plus.. in the true internet style.. photos or didn't happen)
     
    also sadly very full.....

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    McFaul got a reaction from gringott in Stategy for filling Archive drives.   
    Yes Chris, definitely slacking!
     

     
    however I haven't just hijacked the thread for no reason!
     
    I have 12 very fast drives... 12 slowish drives.. and 6 archive drives (deathly slow for writes)
     
    Can I set it up so that new files written to the pool ONLY go onto the 12 very fast disks
     
    and then in the background the balancers make sure that all 30 drives stay the same % full?
     
    I assume I need the SSD plugin, but there seem to be too many options. help please! hehehe
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    McFaul got a reaction from gringott in Stategy for filling Archive drives.   
    Yes, where ever possible they are simply rips
     
    even the 4GB/episode stuff looks blurry and soft to me, compared to the 8-12GB/episode bluray rips
     
    yeah.. in terms of DP plugins I've only got the scanner, SSD, and space equalizer on.
     
    I've told the SSD plugin it can let the drives get to 100% full.. so hopefully it will only let new files get added to the very fast disks
     
    then the space equaliser should move stuff in the background so all the disks are filled to the same percentage
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in The Largest Stablebit Drivepool In The World!!   
    Lol.. does that mean I only get the silver medal? (plus.. in the true internet style.. photos or didn't happen)
     
    also sadly very full.....

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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in AHCI / HBA recommendations   
    ha, well hopefully with a new board it will get past bios with the RAID card in the second PCI-E slot  (both cards work perfectly in my current board's first PCI-E slot); and i've bought a "better" board
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in AHCI / HBA recommendations   
    I was tempted by the intel one as it uses an LSI chip (and my card is LSi too)
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in metabrowser   
    Yeah, fingers crossed!
     
    thanks for your help tho
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in My New LIAN PC-V2120B Full Tower Home Server Setup (DrivePool/Scanner)   
    im definitely buying five
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in My New LIAN PC-V2120B Full Tower Home Server Setup (DrivePool/Scanner)   
    Well I'm in europe... and the Euromillions lottery is up to £95m this week...  and thats lump sum and tax free
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    McFaul got a reaction from PhotonJunkie in DrivePool Folder Fragmentation   
    I would imagine because he said that there isnt enough room to do any duplication
     
    so while he wants pooling, he wants individual folders to stay together
     
    so if a drive dies.. he will only loose whatever was in the folder on that dead drive (which is not ideal.....)
     
    rather than simply losing a fraction of the files in every single folder (which would be a huge pain in the ass)
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    McFaul got a reaction from Christopher (Drashna) in Verify Duplication Bit by Bit?   
    I would be very interested in a product called "Stablebit Filesafe" !
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