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Dizzy last won the day on October 13 2021

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  1. Well 30 hours later, and both drives I did the SLOW format on are still giving me errors: There is currently 1 reallocated sector on the hard disk. A reallocated sector is created when a sector cannot be read or written to. In such a case, the next time the sector is written to it is swapped in for a good one from the spare sector pool. Having reallocated sectors decrease read/write performance and indicates drive trouble. ATA ST16000NM001G-2K SCSI Disk Device - 245 MB unreadable (502035 sectors) - The rest of the disk is still being scanned ONE reallocated sector? (sigh) The other one is 65% into scanning the 18TB drive. I want to continue to use these drives, and want the scanner to evacuate them if there are further issues, but use the normally until then. I've done chkdsk, and the slow ass format and they are showing the exact same issues. I have 5 more drives I need to do this to and I don't want to waste an entire week if it isn't going to work.
  2. I've been pretty confused about how Scanner actually works. Here are some of my observations. Scanner will scan a random drive without regard to when others were last scanned Scanner doesn't pay attention to the setting that says to scan every 30 days (ie don't scan for another 30 days) Scanner will stop mid scan and move to another drive Scanner will scan a drive, but not update the Last Scanned, and will scan it again later Scanner will scan a drive even if the settings to NOT Surface or File System scan are checked Some things I learned: Scanner will scan one drive per "interface". So if I have 2 HBAs, it would scan one drive per HBA. This accounts for some of the seemingly random drive selections There are two scans (Surface and File System), and they are not done at the same time. Scanner does not tell you which scan it is doing, and I haven't found a way to know which scan was started/completed per drive. I have a drive that has been formatting for 14 hours, and another that I just fixed the file system on. I want to rescan the second one so it can hopefully confirm it's fixed and wipe out the File System Damaged error. I went through all the drives and checked the boxes to NOT surface or file system scan them. When I hit Start Check it wants to scan the drive that's in the middle of formatting, and another drive. So the ONLY drive that it should be scanning it doesn't scan. First off, that just makes no sense to me. Why is is scanning drives with those options checked? Why it is scanning a drive that's in the middle of formatting? How can I manually start a scan on this one drive by itself?
  3. Geez, I had no idea it would take so long. I'm 14 hours into the format, looks like about another 4 left. About an hour per TB. I did the chkdsk on my smaller 3TB to fix the File System Damage and it took 9hrs.
  4. I can't check the sector scan until it scans again. I'm offloading the data from the drive right now. Then I'll do a format via Windows but UNCHECK the 'Quick Format' checkbox. Then I'll see how it looks.
  5. My PSU died on me and messed up my HBA and caused some bad sectors on some of my drives. I have two 18TB drives with bad sectors that are less than 3MB. That's a fraction of a fraction of the space on the drive, and in my mind I'd almost consider it insignificant. I ran a chkdsk fix on the drive and it now comes back clean, but it's still damaged in Scanner. If the # of bad sectors isn't increasing I think the drive is OK, and I'd like it to be used normally. Is there any way to clear or reset the "Damaged" indication or something? Reset would be nice, so it would only pop up again if there are more issues.
  6. Dizzy

    Scanner Best Practices

    It only throttles the WD Gold drives. They are complete junk. All of them were replaced once by WD already. They claimed they sent me the "improved" version of the drives. They are a bit faster and don't overheat as quickly, or as long, but the other ones overheated if there was even a single drive next to or above/below, and would only cool down if I turned the server off, so the bar was PRETTY low. I posted another thread about some odd behavior I'm seeing in Scanner now too. It keeps scanning drives it's already scanned.
  7. I rebuild my DrivePool and installed the Beta of Scanner. Scanner was scanning two drives at a time and took about a week to almost finish. I rebooted the server and it started scanning a drive that was finished 4 days ago, and resumed the scan of the drive it was working on when I rebooted. There were 3 other drives that hadn't been scanned yet. Yesterday I noticed that it's only scanning one drive at a time now. It also as 3 drives "Waiting to Scan" and two of them were scanned 10 days ago. If I understand the settings correctly, it shouldn't scan the drives for approx 30 days. So what's going on?
  8. I recently lost 5 drives in two weeks, so I am reevaluating my system and settings. From newest to oldest I have: 4x 18TB Seagate Exos 2x 16TB Seagate Exos 3x WD Gold 3x WD Red I also have two SSDs (OS and Torrent Landing), and two NVMe Drives. One I use for PrimoCache on the DrivePool drive, and the other I have 128GB for SSD Optimization I have all my drives named, and the bay listed in Scanner. I have them all mounted to "C:\DrivePool\Bay##" I have Read Striping and Real-Time Duplication checked under Performance. I have the following Balancers Enabled: SSD Optimizer - Left everything default but marked which drive was the SSD Stablebit Scanner - Move (duplicated and un-duplicated) files out of damaged drives; Never allow file placement on evacuated drives. Volume Equalization I have our personal files (documents, pics, etc) duplicated. Are there other things/settings that would be good to use?
  9. Either you ran out of RAM, or your drives are so full that the file won't fit on any of them. Ie, if you have 10x drives with 1GB left it would show 10GB free. Then you try to copy a 2GB file to the drive pool, but no drive has 2GB and it doesn't split the file over multiple drives.
  10. I have a mix of "old" SSDs (OS and torrent landing drive), NVMe SSDs (primo cache, ssd optimization) and mechanical drives (archive/storage). I have 4x 18TB drives, 2x 16TB, and 6x 4TB drives. Right now it takes almost a solid week to scan all the drives. During that time the WD Gold Drives overheat and take forever to finish (the 8yr old WD Red drives are fine though, go figure) I'm looking for best practices on how often to scan, power settings, etc for the SSDs and Mechanical drives. I'd like to try to extend the life of the drives as much as possible. Is there a way to speed up the scans? I'm getting 180-190MB/s on the larger drives, so they take like 18hrs to complete. After losing 5 drives in a two week period I'm trying to ensure I have my settings optimized.
  11. My drives are trying to scan, some scanned, some overheated and throttled. I have two that are stuck with the "Temperature Equalization". I *THINK* that with the setting of 5 degrees F, that the drives all need to be within 5 degrees. Well, I have a NVMe drive that's running at 125F (it's in a bad spot on the mobo, so it's been 120F at the lowest and 130F under heavy load for an hour). Most of my drives have their thermal limits at 110, so they will never be within 5F. On the flip side, my OS SSD is sitting at 77F. I turned off the Equalization setting and they are still sitting there. Is there a way to remove drives from the thermal equalization calculation? I only want my mechanical drives to factor (which are currently 96.8F - 102.2F)
  12. I download A LOT, but it all goes onto a separate SSD drive. Then once I've verified it I move it over to the pool. It is a media server, so there is a lot of reading from multiple clients This is what I'm trying... I took one of the 250GB NVMe drives and gave it to PrimoCache to use on the Drivepool. I split the other drive in two, and have half assigned as the SSD Optimizer for Drivepool, and the other half I have set up as the metadata/cache for Emby.
  13. I just submitted a ticket. The Cloud sync, is that part of CloudDrive, or do we need to sign up for an account to sync to, or what?
  14. Dizzy

    how to delete a pool?

    Is there an easier way to do this? If I physically remove the drives, then hit 'Remove', even if the drives aren't there the pool should register that the drives are no longer associated and not show up. Alternately, why isn't there a 'Delete Pool' option? I had a 10TB and 2TB drive left in my pool, I tried to remove them and couldn't because there was less than 1TB free between them. Was really annoyed that I had to physically remove one of them, hit Remove on the remaining drive, then do it for the other drive :/ Just seems like such a complex thing for such a simple task.
  15. I spent the past two days getting my drives cleaned up and moving files from some dying drives. I renamed all the drives in Scanner, put in the Server and Bay location. I just restarted again and all the information is gone. This has happened in the past and I was told the latest version would resolve that... And obviously it didn't.
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