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DotJun

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  1. DotJun

    Help me with disk idle

    I have mine set to query smart only during the work window. I also set the work window to only 1 hour just for testing purpose. My disks are still spinning up randomly throughout the day.
  2. DotJun

    Help me with disk idle

    My disk's spin down, but they spin back up at random times/intervals. I've tracked the problem down to Scanner. When Scanner is uninstalled, the disk's spin down and stay down until they are accessed. I'd love to continue using Scanner, but I need it to let me drives sleep. Here's what I've tried so far: 1. Checked: Only perform work within a time window. 2. Unchecked: Wake to scan 3. Checked: Only query during work window 4. Checked: Do not query if disk spun down 5. Checked: Scan using background i/o priority 6. Checked: Do not interfere with disk access Is there anything else that I missed or is this normal behavior for Scanner? Again, the behavior I am wanting is for the disks to spin down via windows power plan and then spin up individually only when that disk is being accessed. When Scanner is not installed my disks behave this way.
  3. I got file placement rules to work the way it should, by putting files/folders on the drives I want them to reside in, but I cannot get it to work with ordered file placement balancer.
  4. Here is the scenario. I have 3 drives. I am using File Placement Balancer to fill the drives in order from drive 1 then 2 then 3 and only fill them to 95% full before moving onto the next empty drive. I also tell File Placement rule to put folders a, b and c into drive 1 only. The problem I'm having is that the folders/files I have marked to reside in drive 1 end up in the other drives some time. How can I configure it so that drive pool moves folders/files not flagged specifically for drive 1 into another drive in order to make room for folders/files flagged for drive 1?
  5. DotJun

    File Placement

    that's a shame. I like the idea of file placement due to age so that all of my tv episodes stay together on the same drive, that way a minimal amount of discs would power up. They do start together but after so many re-balances the files end up all over the place.
  6. DotJun

    File Placement

    I am using the Ordered File Placement balancer. I have set it up so that it writes to my disc until it fills up and then it will move on to the next disc on the list. Is there a way to tell this balancer, or are there any balancers that are capable of ordering my files onto a consecutive list of discs based on the age of the file?
  7. Has this been resolved? I have this same problem where my drives will spin down but only for a very short amount of time before they spin back up again. Uninstalling scanner fixes this issue so I'm hoping it is a setting problem.
  8. Ok I've changed my settings to match what you suggest. Thank you for your help.
  9. Yes my drives keep waking up often and I am trying to track down the culprit. I do have scanner, but I thought that it doesn't poll SMART if the drive is asleep? Duplication checks are controlled by balancing?
  10. This doesn't wake a drive up after it has spun down right?
  11. Why is Drivepool checking for duplication consistency when I don't have duplication enabled?
  12. DotJun

    New Update Problem

    I wish the install stated that it would erase your settings so I could have opted out of the update or at least copied my settings down first.
  13. DotJun

    New Update Problem

    So I installed the new update for scanner and now the fields for bay location and custom name have disappeared from the disk settings menu. Please tell me I won't have to pull every drive out to find out where each disk is located.
  14. DotJun

    help with standby

    That did the trick! Thanks much for this! My array now spins down like it's supposed to do. Was this a new default setting as of the last update?
  15. DotJun

    help with standby

    I only use 2 different make/models. I have a single seagate as parity and another single WD red as parity. I have both types as data drives. I enabled the "performance" tab on Scanner and noticed an odd behavior. Every single drive, at the same time, goes from 0k read to 4k read. They just keep alternating from 0 to 4 and back to 0 again over and over, a change of value per second. When I check resmon though, resmon shows no disc activity. Let's say they were being read every second like Scanner is showing me, it still doesn't explain why the parity drives can sleep but not the data drives.
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