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  1. Thank you for your response, I do like stablebit drive pool been using it for years, however i am moving on to a new type of setup. So you told me to "remove" drives from the pool then it will automatically balance out. for example .... i have 4 drives in the pool right now .... x2 4TB and x2 8 TB...... i need all my data emptied from all these drives and placed on 1 8 TB drive as backup. The rest of the drives will be pulled and formatted for a new system. So would i remove all drives from the pool leaving that 1 8 TB drive and all data will be forced to it ? does sound like a long process. 2nd option, which seems more straight forward and faster is "show hidden files" and the CUT the files i want/need from each drive and paste them to my 8tb backup drive. That is the normal way when wanted to move files from one drive to another which makes total sense, however, when i look at hidden files on each drive, it looks like duplicates of the same thing, so how do i know or keep track of what im cutting/pasting to that 1 drive i want ? the thing is everything is "balanced" between my 4 drives, so bits and pieces are here and there which makes not missing any vital data/media kinda tedious. In short, want to select the main folders in my pool CUT and PASTE them to my 8TB drive in the pool, keep as back up and delete the rest of the data off the remaining 3 drives.i tried to upload a photo to show you what i mean, but these forums are horrible and it never works. MAX TOTAL FILE SIZE 0.01 MB ? REALLY ? LOL EDIT: So i have 2 pictures, 1 showing the folders I WANT to transfer to my 8 TB drive that is in the pool, and the rest of the data i will be deleting. 2nd picture is showing 2 different drives within my pool, SAME tv show, showing that the episodes are split up (as they should be) so each drive within the pool has a little bit of data from each show/movie. This will take forever to go to each individual drive and CUT/PASTE every little bit from each drive so i can collect all my media and send it to 1 individual drive, how do i cut/paste what files i want without having to do mission impossible to collect them all. Usually when u have no drive pool, u just go to 1 driver, CUT this whole folder and past to where you want everything to go and ur done. how do i do that in this case ? do i disable drivepool/uninstall ? will everything still be sprinkled around 4 drives ? im not gonna be using the software anymore on this machine so i need the simplist and safest solution. https://imgur.com/a/JK1lvGz Thank you all
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    Hello everyone, I currently have 4 drives in my drivepool, i am going to transition to a synology DS1019+ without using stablebit software. As drivepool does it has my data scattered between the drives, i need to MOVE all my data to 1 drive, so i can use the other 3 drives in another system and have them formatted without losing my data. How do i move my data all to one drive and empty the rest. Do i uninstall drivepool ? When i click on the hidden folders in each drive, they seem to have the same folder setup on each drive, even though my data duplication is disabled. I basically wanna go back to basics and have windows see these 4 drives as non pooled drives, and send ALL my data from the pool to 1 drive, and empty the rest. (this is my plex media server drivepool, im assuming once i do this plex will not work until i set it up on my other machine) Thank you
  3. Hello all, I want to transition my plex media data to a new synology ds1019+ NAS, i am currently running drivepool on win 10. I still love stablebit and will use with other projects but for now i want to use this Synology nas to handle my plex media collection. Im not sure how to start this transition because the new nas will formatt the drives, so how do i hang on to my media in the drivepool(non duplicated). My main question is how do i see my RAW data, i want to know how much data i have in total WITHOUT duplication amount. In other words if i know i have 5 GB of data in my drivepool, because of duplication it will show me 10 GB of data in my drivepool, i want the number of data i have in my drivepool without duplication factored in, so i know how much space i need on another to drive to transfer it to. Thanks i hope i was clear, please let me know if you need any further information.
  4. Thank you all for your feedback, yes its very weird that 2 of those drives failed on me, im upset about it. spent lots of money on the WD reds, i think my case i have them in is just not the best place for them, i need to build a standalone drivepool/plex media pc, any recommendations on a very functional and ventilated case for this purpose ? yes i do monitor the temps but not all the time. here is a screen shot of my temps, is this regular/normal temps ? : i tried to attach a simple snip it clip png screenshot and site is telling me im only allowed 10kb ???!!!?? lol
  5. Hello all, So i will try to summarize as much as i can. I run my drivepool on WD RED drives, about 5 of them, i had 1 fail on me in the past and now a 2nd seems to have done the same. Im not sure why they are failing so much, i thought they were the best but the desktop pc i have them all cramped in is probably not the best place for and i dont have the vibration absorbing screws or anything special so maybe thats why. Is his failure message a result of drivepool and the drives are actually not damaged ? i will post a screen shot, my drives show lots of space, but 1 drive is completely empty !!! I thought it was not balancing the drives correctly, but im guessing due to the HDD failure message drivepool evacuated all data from that bad disk ? now i have no space to even download a file, not sure what to do. I also have things in my drivepool that i dont have to be duplicated to save space on pool, can i manually disable duplication on certain folders without effecting anything else ? Please advise Thank you all. (Side note this drivepool houses ONLY my PLEX media collection and is used for nothing else)
  6. update, finally got the new drive intialized and online, i removed the old drive physically and on drivepool, and added the new drive, now its "measuring" will it automatically balance and restore life back to normal ? lol update2, its done measuring and now is "duplicating".
  7. i just installed the brand new unopened 8 TB WD RED drive, for some reason its not even showing up under disk management to see it /intitilaize it , not showing up to "add" as new drive to drive pool, any ideas ?
  8. One more thing, any idea why when i panicked to make space, cause all drives showed no space except 1, but they were equally split before ? when i deleted files to make space quickly, the available space did not increase as i got rid of data, weird.
  9. Thank you so much for your help, you have been a million times more helpful than any of the admins here, im gonna give it a shot later, and yes i have duplication on, however i need to remove duplication on some folders which i have never messed with cause i dont know how, but i need to save some space, duplication can be very expensive lol. Thank you for the permissions link, i will do this after i rebuild the pool im assuming ? yeah its weird, i dont know why all the permissions on all my files and folders either work or dont, like i have a folder with all my standup comedy in it, when i try to add this to plex it loads up all wrong and says inaccessible check permissions, very frustrating. Thanks again for all urhelp !
  10. it won let me upload another super small screen shot however my evacuation settings it check marked indicating this feature is activated im assuming/on.
  11. Thank you for you reply. so i a few things to mention and answer your question, My permissions is all wrong as if im not even admin, which i am, this is a faily fresh install of windows 10, ive played around with permissions and still have access denied on certain files/folders its very weird and frustrating, i am the only owner of this pc so i dont know why im not set to admin. (the media files and folders permissions were all messed up before from an old OS install and i just copied these files and folders to the drives as is, so they may need permissions tweaking ? just a guess) I am attaching a few photos and one pertaining to the question about file evacuation below. i have a spare 8 TB WD RED drive brand new laying around, will it be a pain to replace the faulty drive and it magically go back to the way it was before ? is the drive considered bad and dont bother trying to save it ? As for trying to physically find out which defective drive it is, no i dont have the drive letters recorded/memorized as which drive it is, however if i click on "drive details" it mentions a Serial number within the information, i looked at the drives inside and found a drive with that exact serial number so im 99 percent sure i know which one is the faulty one, i know which one physically is defective not drive letter. Thanks again all, and please if u need more info or i have not answered your question the right way please let me know, i hope i can resolve this with relative ease. side not the uploading of photos on this forum is pretty horrible, i could not even attached 2 photos this time for some reason, once it said max file size reached i removed all and now it wont let me upload a 62kb file saying too big :/ ill upload it in another reponse see if that fixes it.
  12. damn i have no extra money for one right now, do you have any idea how to find out which specific drive it is ? i have many in there. worse things are happening now, all drives except 1 are showing ZERO free space, even when i delete filed to make space it does not reflect the changes. is there anywhere to repair the drive ? when i click repair drive it says it could not fix it and to run repair in command prompt which i dont know how to do, weird it says only 92 kb of unreadable data is causing all these problems. Thank you for your response, i am freaking out lol.
  13. /bump, its been almost 2 days and still nothing, please advise worse things are happening now, all drives except 1 are showing ZERO free space, even when i delete filed to make space it does not reflect the changes.
  14. Not sure if this belongs here or in drivepool section : Hello Everyone, I will try to be as clear as possible, never had this happen before and have no idea what to do. If you need any more info or have more questions please feel free to ask. So overnight, i get all these weird errors and messages, i restart my computer and windows (10) does a random "scan and repair drive" upon bootup, which leaves me like asking what is going on ? Let me list my 2 major issues,i will try to include some screen shots too. 1) Mystable bit scanner was not installed, so i installed it and scanned all my drives (took like 2 days which seems excessive but not the issue) once it was done all the drives show "healthy" except for 1 of my drives, which has me scared because i never seen this before in previous scans and also all these drives are in my drive pool for my precious PLEX server media collection. 2) Generally stablebit spans/splits up the data equally among the drives in the pool, well when i look now all my drives have less than 500 KB of space, and only 1 of them says it has the remaining 45 GB of space left, when before this 45 GB was split equally between them, yes i was running low on space, and was gonna add more drives soon, but then this issue happened and i dont know where to go from here cause i dont wanna lose my data. I will include a screen shot of this. You can see in the screenshot showing all my drives in the pool which all point to the drive (P:) PLEX which is my drivepool for all my Plex server media, before i go and add more drives to my huge desktop warehousing all these drives, im hoping this can fixed and put everything back to normal before so. Any advice and help on this would be great, im not super tech savvy so instructions in detail would be appreciated. Thank you all Sidenote: All Plex drives are Westerndigital NAS RED drives, some 4 TB some 8 TB.
  15. Hello Everyone, I will try to be as clear as possible, never had this happen before and have no idea what to do. If you need any more info or have more questions please feel free to ask. So overnight, i get all these weird errors and messages, i restart my computer and windows (10) does a random "scan and repair drive" upon bootup, which leaves me like asking what is going on ? Let me list my 2 major issues,i will try to include some screen shots too. 1) Mystable bit scanner was not installed, so i installed it and scanned all my drives (took like 2 days which seems excessive but not the issue) once it was done all the drives show "healthy" except for 1 of my drives, which has me scared because i never seen this before in previous scans and also all these drives are in my drive pool for my precious PLEX server media collection. 2) Generally stablebit spans/splits up the data equally among the drives in the pool, well when i look now all my drives have less than 500 KB of space, and only 1 of them says it has the remaining 45 GB of space left, when before this 45 GB was split equally between them, yes i was running low on space, and was gonna add more drives soon, but then this issue happened and i dont know where to go from here cause i dont wanna lose my data. I will include a screen shot of this. You can see in the screenshot showing all my drives in the pool which all point to the drive (P:) PLEX which is my drivepool for all my Plex server media, before i go and add more drives to my huge desktop warehousing all these drives, im hoping this can fixed and put everything back to normal before so. Any advice and help on this would be great, im not super tech savvy so instructions in detail would be appreciated. Thank you all Sidenote: All Plex drives are Westerndigital NAS RED drives, some 4 TB some 8 TB.
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