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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from iomgui in Where to find a changelog of the different versions of drivepool ?   
    Once you click the checkbox, there is a "what's new?" link that will take you to here:
    Or you can see the beta changelog here:
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in Small potatoes especially for an outfit with a single dev but, feature request!   
    There are some hidden by default, already, but that's because they're experimental. 
    But I don't see a reason why this couldn't be added. 
    StableBit Scanner uses Telerik controls, which we stopped supporting/using, since they come with a bunch of their own issues.  
    StableBit DrivePool and StableBit CloudDrive use entirely custom implementations, and all native WPF controls, because of some of the issues we've had with telerik controls. 
    So, pretty much the opposite.  Eg, StableBit Scanner is the older product (the first, actually). 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from dsteinschneider in Moving disks from inside computer case to Probox   
    To clarify, StableBit DrivePool doesn't use the drive letters or mount points.  It uses the volume ID for the disks.  So you can change how the drive is mounted without any issues. 
    Personally, I prefer mounting the drives to folder paths, as that hides them, but still allows them to be accessible. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in SSD optimizer plugin, risk of data loss/corruption?   
    For balancing and duplication operations, the files are copied to a temp folder, and then renamed when the operation completes.  this ensures that even if an interruption occurs, that the files are intact, whole and not corrupted.   
    And yeah, that's probably a good way to set things up. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in shouldnt i be seeing performance info here?   
    correct, internal operations (balancing, duplication, measuring) are not reported there. Only activity it reports is what happens through the pool drive. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in Fill above vs Or this much free space? conflicting? priority?   
    The 100gb has been there for a long while, TBH.  And that's been the default for it since the start.  And by a long while, I mean since the DrivePool v1 days> (so ~2011).   Eg, back when drives rating in TBs were at the high end, for the most part. 
    You and disable the option or set it to something more reasonable for your setup.   But it sounds like unchecking it may be what you want here. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in Does scanner read files in any way?   
    The surface scan is a sector by sector scan. 
    The file system scan is an api call for CHKDSK. 
    So unless you're using the file recovery option, it should not be reading files. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in Best way to find "other" data in a pool?   
    Mostly, this. 
    You can use utilities like WinDirStat to view the drives.   But it's very possible/likely that you won't find anything specifically.   Most likely, the difference is due to the size vs size on disk differences (slack space), as well as the System Volume Information folder on each disk. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in How does drivepool choose where to move data to if you remove a drive?   
    It follows the normal balancing, rules.  
    But you can use the Drive Usage Limiter if you wnt to clear out a specific disk or two. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in Duplication Warnings / Duplication Disabled   
    If you are using symlinks, information about these are stored in the metadata folder, and that is set to x3 duplication by default. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in Resetting scanner info?   
    You are very weclome!
    Correct.  At least for that system.  Reconnecting it should automatically re-activate, though. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in Temps display out of pool, but not in pool. intended?   
    Thanks for letting us know. 
    I can confirm this behavior, as well, and have flagged it.
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in Few questions about scanner   
    You will need to manually update the location information. 
    In StableBit DrivePool, disable the bitlocker detection.  That helps from that end. 
    For StableBit Scanner, throttle the SMART queries, as that usually helps. 
    As for the work window, that's defined in the "general" tab.  So if you don't have a window set, then this setting doesn't do you much good. 
    Meets or exceeds it.   Also, there is a threshold setting to.  It will warn you as it approaches that maximum.  (default is for a 15C window)
    It's one disk per controller.  So if you have multiple controllers, such as onboard, and a controller card, it can scan multiple disks. 
    It checks the disks, and see if there are any disks with sections that haven't been scanned in "x" days, with x being the settings for how frequently to scan. 
    There are some other factors, such as disk activity, etc. 
    It means that the scanning is done in such a way that any normal activity takes priority over the scans, and may stop the scanning from occurring.   This way, it minimizes the performance impact for the drives, ideally. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from Jonibhoni in Primocache is limited to 16 disks, what are my options?   
    Oh wow. 
    It may be worth contacting PrimoCache's company to see if they have a recommendation here. 
    That may work, but it would definitely be better to target the underlying disks, as the actual reads occur there.  You'll get better results that way, without a doubt. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from klepp0906 in feature requests! save window location, dark mode, tray!   
    Ah, okay, I see what you mean about the UI saving, now.  I'll flag that as a bug, since I can definitely reproduce. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from zeoce in Is dark mode planned for DrivePool & CloudDrive?   
    Not currently, but I definitely do keep on bringing it up. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from igobythisname in How can I use StableBit DrivePool with StableBit CloudDrive?   
    Because we've already have had a couple of questions about this, in their current forms, StableBit DrivePool works VERY well with StableBit Cloud Drive already.
    The StableBit CloudDrive drive disks appear as normal, physical disks. This means that you can add them to a Pool without any issues or workarounds.
    Why is this important and how does it affect your pool?
    You can use the File Placement Rules to control what files end up on which drive. This means that you can place specific files on a specific CloudDrive.  You can use the "Disk Usage Limiter" to only allow duplicated data to be placed on specific drives, which means you can place only duplicated files on a specific CloudDrive disk.  
    These are some very useful tricks to integrate the products, already. 
    And if anyone else finds some neat tips or tricks, we'll add them here as well.
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from TPham in Organizing Drive Pool properly. Help is needed, please   
    I think you're looking for this:
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    Christopher (Drashna) reacted to Ryo in Is dark mode planned for DrivePool & CloudDrive?   
    i would also like to see dark mode addedto all stablebit products
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from red in Is dark mode planned for DrivePool & CloudDrive?   
    Not currently, but I definitely do keep on bringing it up. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from danfer in Current development   
    I mean, alex is alive and well.  but yeah, some issues that don't directly involve Covecube.  
    If alex wants to answer what exacty so going on, he will.  But stuff is still happening. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from Bob Headrick in StableBit Scanner not showing SMART Data when there is a SCSI to ATA Translation layer between the drives and the OS   
    You posted on another thread too. 
    But You may need to enable the "Unsafe" "Direct IO" option to get the SMART data off of these drives, due to the controller. 
    if that doesn't work, enable the "NoWmi" option for "Smart", as well. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) got a reaction from LewJones77 in Does DrivePool work on Windows 11 ?   
    We have a number of people using Windows 11 already,  but we won't say that it's officially supported until Windows 11 is no longer a beta. This is because the OS is in too much flux until it's RTM'ed, and takes a lot of work to officially support it before then. 
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    Christopher (Drashna) reacted to Edward in Drivepool read only, individual drives fine   
    Christopher (at support) came back on my ticket.  He reenabled my ID and all now good.  Can write to the DrivePool.
    Just in case someone else encounters this problem use a fresh trial ID to get things going while waiting for support to reenable the paid ID. 
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