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  1. moved it all in the new case. worked great. Didn't realize that I didn't have enough pci-e slots for all of my hba cards in this one machine... so had to remove my 10gb nic and still now need power adapters to get 4 more drives in. So I will be on the hunt for 2x 16i hba cards at a later time.. but thought id as this as I didn't realize this... can I assume StableBit does not require drive letters for drive pool to work? windows ran out of letters so I did none and its working... so all good?
  2. ive gotta checkout scanner...
  3. so another curious thing... we just had a power failure and after i powered back on. one drive was unknown. made entire pool go grey. could access but not add...thats how i knew there was a problem. so how do you know what drive is what? if im gonna organize this..how do i know what s/n drive is what? well actually device as it did say that i think. wouldnt give s/n. it said drive missing. powered down and reseated hotswap drives..back up
  4. yeah ill use large ssd when my 1tb friends wanna go bigger
  5. gonna move all drives.. mobo and os drive. os drive will be plugged back in correctly. cool so i should be good
  6. I went throught all of the threads I could but just didn't see it. Maybe I missed it... So my current setup is an Antec 900 case Icy Dock - 6x 2.5 hot swap 2x 8i hba cards (using onboard sata as well) 11x 500gb ssd - 7 in icy dock and 4 just floating around the case 3x 4tb 3.5" 3x 2tb 3.5" 2x 500gb 2.5" 1x 250gb 2.5" ssd pool and sata pool This case is jammed up... totally full... as I get drives, I add them... so it is totally unorganized. I just helped a mess of friends upgrade their kids (college, etc) laptops and desktops. amazing how 500gb ssd just don't hold much anymore!!!! had to go to 1tb for them and I got to keep their old 500s lol... and even those crappy sata 250 and 500.... anyway.. my question.. I'm getting a new case (bought it and waiting for it to ship from west coast to east coast).. once it comes in, can I just shut down my machine, tear it all apart and just move everything in? totally not paying attention to what drive is plugged into what card in what order? so basically.. if I wanted... remove my drives, shuffle them around and put them all back in and it still work? I have a freenas test machine... gonna ditch it... and move that hba and 11 ssds over too.. my goal is an ultimate 34 drive stablebit drive pool machine (it already is pretty ultimate but gonna be mega ultimate)... case I just bought... is Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition Case https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Obsidian-Series™-750D-Airflow-Edition-Full-Tower-ATX-Case/p/CC-9011078-WW what I'm liking about it is all the drive bays and expansions.. that can be done... so if I do this right I'm thinking... 3x icy dock - 6x2.5" bays in external 5.25 (18 drives) 4x 2.5 drives in cable management area (saw this how they utilized that space to sneak 4 more drives!!!!) 2x 3 drive bay adapters - can buy 2 more if I can find them or DIY bay adapters ( found a home depot diy for $3...!!!!! will see ) would put me at the ability to stuff... 18 + 4 + 12 = 34 drives... WOOOT!!!! since 25 of that are SSD.. LOW POWER AND HEAT!!!!!!
  7. Hmm i have an nvme adapter in my gaming rig and i should add one to my server... ill have to look into that too. This post i put up was more of seeing if i can tweak things. Currently i am fine with low speeds to a few shares which is my sata pool and i keep my large iso files..software installs on my ssd pool. I figure i can copy to a folder on the ssd pool then run robocopy to move them on a schedule.. then who cares how long... thats my next thing to set. Technology is changing all the time. Was reading wd blue drives are cheap and way faster than ssd. Just saw a 1tb wd blue for $119... get a quad card with 4 in a pool... good to go for fast needs and only takes up a pcie slot...
  8. True but once you go 10gb... you will wonder what took you so long.. lol I agree though.. i would copy files from my dslr and see eta.. then walk away. Now i copy and its done within a minute or two...
  9. ok so I just gave a plethora of pieces a try.. freeware and paidware and only the one you mentioned worked with stablebit… imDisk Miray RAM Drive StarWind Ram Disk OSFMount SoftPerfect RAM Disk - only one to work. ok so it kinda stinks as my machine only has 32gb ram and I allocated 24gb. Copying to it, it started to work but it actually fell off way quicker than using my true SSD. Thought that was weird. I have another machine I almost built as my file server but chose to go freenas with that due to 64gb ecc ram but it has less drive bays. I needed many bays for my setup thus why I am running it on the i5 vs e5... oh well.. There is another that people like.. Primo RAM Disk... It too is seen by Stablebit; however, it requires a server version to run on my server 2019 and is $119... yeah but no thanks.. now if Stablebit added a ram disk to their setup.. that would be sweet!!!!! hint hint… hah
  10. ahhh so I get it.. I was confused at first. thinking your doing that to go from RAM to the ssd.. but your essentially cutting the SSD out.... hmmm ok..
  11. thanks ill check it out.... I have the same problems with freenas..hah.. and they say they use ram (I have 64gb) and ssd for cache.. and it does a botch on the face... ill give it a try and let you know. appreciate it
  12. Ok so I put this under ssd optimizer thread but thought I would do my own. I have 2 pools.. ssd pool - can copy a 20gb file @ 1GB/s roughly... sata pool - can copy but drops to 100mb/s roughly... added a 500gb SSD and ssd optimizer plugin and still cant seem to get it going right. I thought you copy to the "share" and it will copy to SSD first then out... well im getting maybe 10gb copied before the drop off... just uploaded video and its not done processing yet.. but will soon.. https://www.flickr.com/photos/144784186@N04/shares/L66tza stablebit by Jeffrey Riggs, on Flickr
  13. ok so I am redoing everything and shuffling stuff around. what has stayed is ... Network... this is a beauty.. ive got $75 into.. HP Procurve 6400CL - 6 port CX4 port 10gb switch 5x ConnectX-1 CX4 port 10gb NIC running force fw to 2.9.1000 ConnectX-2 CX4 port 10gb NIC running Mellanox custom forced 2.10.xxxx fw!!!!! just got it and toying...I get that people say cx4 ports are old and dead but for $75 to be fully up for me is just the right price... then the hardware/software... Case: Antec 900 OS: Server 2019 Standard (Essentials role is gone.. im sad) CPU: Intel i5-6600k MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI RAM: 4x8gb ddr4 GFX: Onboard Intel HD 530 PSU: Corsair HX 620W OS Drive: 128GB SSD, Samsung Storage Controllers: 2x HP H220 SAS controllers flashed to current fw Hot Swap Cages: ICY DOCK 6 x 2.5" SATA /SAS HDD/SSD Hot Swap Storage Pool1: SSD Storage Pool2: Sata with 500GB SSD Cache pics are garbage and I haven't moved it into my utility room...
  14. ok so I now have a 10gb network and I can saturate the setup I have... I had a pool with 3x 2tb and 2x 4tb - sata drives. All WD Blacks... I added an ssd cache and installed the optimizer and I guess it works for copying files TO the pool. However I do a lot of retrievals and just ordered 2x 6-2.5 hot swap bays. first setup I bought didn't like and returning.. second one will be here in 4 days... so I have some time. new pool will be 12x 500gb crucial ssd - Pool 1 (6tb) 2x 4tb and 2x 2tb (for now) wd black and 500gb ssd optimizer - pool 2 (12tb) my thinking is... I don't retrieve much but when I do, I want it fast... so keep software and iso here and a robocopy job to copy over to pool 2 so it can replicate. does this sound overthought? I have a server 2016 with essentials role that I am using right now with ssd optimizer and mess of wd black drives and has been great. just setup a new box running server 2019 ( essentials role is gone and that sucks) / stablebit drive pool / 2x hp h220 sas controllers (to handle the 12x 2.5 drives) and room for growth. thoughts?
  15. thanks.. yeah I went back in and now I have it set for just I: as cache and rest are archive... so that now the drive is empty and seems to be functioning correctly where it is a straight copy without the dwindling speeds.... I added the SSD as a cache as you see I'm having copying file issues. Now that I have set this, I'm still having an issue but I believe it is my machine itself. before you see slowness, now it copies at a full 450MB/s but another machine I have (plex) copies at 750MB/s. While it is totally faster from my plex box and funny how that works as the computer not copying as fast is the main rig that edits videos, photos, large iso copies, etc... so id want it faster there... but still 450MB/s on 10gb is still faster than 120MB/s on my 1gb network!!! so while 4x faster.. not full speed. ive got a system issue.. because.. iperf shows super fast across the 10gb (and think iperf does memory to memory omitting hardware) so network is good. my machine has 2x nvme on a quad pci-e 16x card that copying across each of them, they get 1.35GB/s.. its just exiting this machine... so more for me to test when I get time.
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