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  1. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in 2x 250GB NVMe Drives. SSD Optimization or PrimoCache? was marked as the answer   
    Sounds like a good plan then.  
    Also, you may not need to split the drive.  You can add it to the pool, and still use it for downloading or what not. 
  2. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Drives need to be assigned a letter to be seen. was marked as the answer   
    Yup. This is an issue we see from time to time, and it's a known issue with Windows (not our software). 
    Specifically, the issue is that ... sometimes, windows will not mount a volume if it doesn't have a letter (or path) assigned to it. 
    Fortunately, this is a dead simple fix:
    https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_F3540
  3. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Cloud Used Discrepancy with GUI was marked as the answer   
    This is normal.  When deleting data from the drive, you're not actually removing that data.  NTFS just unlinks that data, and removes the file entries.   That actual data still resides on the disk.    This is how and why data recovery works, actually.  
    Utilities like "SDELETE" zero out the data, as well, which should free it up. 
  4. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Best organization of drives was marked as the answer   
    Honestly, it shouldn't matter too much.  The drives aren't going to saturate the bus, so this wont make a different. 
    For instance, each PCI-e card, assuming it's PCI-e 2.0 8-lane, that can support ~20 hard drives being saturated.  And that you have 2, and even if the onboard sata ports were using just a single lane... 
    You should have no problems here.  (I'm using 24 drives on a single LSI SAS controller, and have had zero issues)
  5. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Best organization of drives was marked as the answer   
    Honestly, it shouldn't matter too much.  The drives aren't going to saturate the bus, so this wont make a different. 
    For instance, each PCI-e card, assuming it's PCI-e 2.0 8-lane, that can support ~20 hard drives being saturated.  And that you have 2, and even if the onboard sata ports were using just a single lane... 
    You should have no problems here.  (I'm using 24 drives on a single LSI SAS controller, and have had zero issues)
  6. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Google Drive: The limit for this folder's number of children (files and folders) has been exceeded was marked as the answer   
    For 
    This is a known issue. It's not CloudDrive specifically.   It's a change with Google's APIs.  We've seen this mostly with personal APIs but it seems that Google has "flipped the switch" and enabled this limitation globally, now.
     The public release version does not have the fix to handle this, right now.   However, the latest beta versions do.  But upgrading to the beta reorganizes the contents, so you can't downgrade, and expect to have te drive working, in that case. 
    you can wait for a new release with this fix (which will likely be soon, because we're seeing a significant number of people running into this issue). Or you can grab the beta here:
    http://dl.covecube.com/CloudDriveWindows/beta/download/StableBit.CloudDrive_1.2.0.1356_x64_BETA.exe
  7. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Scanner with a RAID 5 DAS (QNAP TR-004)? was marked as the answer   
    IIt does work, as it queries the sectors on the RAID array, rather than the disk.  And that can still detect errors and cause the RAID controller to fix them.
     
    But SMART definitely won't work here. 
  8. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Issue removing a drive from a pool that has a SSD cache set up was marked as the answer   
    The simplest option would, yes, be to disable the SSD Optimizer plugin.
     
  9. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Drive size wrong in Scanner, correct everywhere else was marked as the answer   
    Ah, they're both in an enclosure. That ... may be part of the problem, as we've seen some odd behaviors in the past.
    If you haven't yet, please open a ticket at https://stablebit.com/Contact
  10. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Manualy delete duplicates? was marked as the answer   
    StableBit DrivePool doesn't have a master and subordinate/duplicate copy. Both are equally viable, and treated as such.  This is very different from how Drive Bender handles things.5
    As for being documented, not really, but sort of. Eg: https://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Knowledge_base#How_To.27s
     
    That said, if the data is in the same relative path under the PoolPart folders, they're considered duplicates.  Changing the duplication settings, or even remeasuring can kick off a duplication pass that will automatically prune the duplicates, as needed. 
    Also, the "dpcmd" utility has an option to disable duplication for the entire pool, recursively. However, that kicks off a duplication pass that actually manages the files. 
    Just have both products installed. That's it.  You can fine tune settings in StableBit DrivePool, in the balancing settings, as the "StableBit Scanner" balancer is one of the 5 preinstalled balancer plugins. 

    That should be fixed now.  Though, the file system scan won't trigger the drive evacuation.  And yeah, that fix was shipping in the 2.5.5 version, and the latest stable release is 2.5.6, so this definitely shouldn't be an issue anymore.  (we haven't seen it in a while). 
     
  11. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Simple Question was marked as the answer   
    Simple answer is, you don't. 
    The best way to do this would be be to add the 2x4TB drives to a pool, and then add that pool and the 8TB disk to another pool.  Enable redundancy on the top level pool.  
    That would get you what you want. 
  12. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in File System damaged - The "Repair Volume" window does not open was marked as the answer   
    For anyone still experiencing this, please download this version (or a newer release):
    http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.6.0.3350_BETA.exe
    That should fix the issue causing this problem, and allow the software to work correctly. 
  13. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Any way to change the measure-on-every-reconnect behavior? was marked as the answer   
    Unfortunately, no, there isn't.  
    It's been asked before, but we don't have any plans on adding an option, since it introduces too many potential issues. 
  14. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in System Disk w/DrivePool Installed at 3% Life... was marked as the answer   
    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. 
    So, it's a SSD, then, and almost out of spare nand.   
    For migrating to a new SSD, you should be able to just clone the system drive, no problem.  
  15. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Is it possible to change the name of the CloudDrive folder created in the cloud? was marked as the answer   
    No.  StableBit CloudDrive looks for these paths, specifically.  Changing them will corrupt your data. 
    However, keep in mind, that these files are chunks of data, not the specific files, so they won't correspond directly with anything stored on the drive.
     
  16. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Scanner 2.5.4.3216 "upgrade" loses my setups! was marked as the answer   
    You can find the beta version here:
    http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.4.3246_BETA.exe
     
    Crashes definitely. But I'm sure there are other cases that the behavior could be triggered in, too.  Shutting down would definitely be one of them. 
  17. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Scanner lost all data? was marked as the answer   
    You can find the beta version here:
    http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.4.3246_BETA.exe
  18. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Stablebit Scanner loses all settings on unexpected shutdowns. was marked as the answer   
    Yup, and we absolutely appreciate all the help finding this issue! 
    Alex has pushed out a fix for this:
    http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.4.3246_BETA.exe
    Specifically, the issue was:
  19. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in [Bug?] Prior scan data and settings not preserved on update was marked as the answer   
    http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.4.3246_BETA.exe
    WIth the help of one user, we were able to pinpoint the issue, and this shouldn't happen in the future.
    Specifically, the issue was:
     
  20. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Subpools or use SUBST for drive letters was marked as the answer   
    You mean like adding a specific folder as a drive letter? 
    If so, no, StableBit DrivePool doesn't support that specifically.
  21. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in 2 Quick Questions was marked as the answer   
    No, This is hard coded behavior.  But this should be pretty small in size, so shouldn't be an issue. 
    When they're accessed, when duplication setting change, when the pool is measured.  So, yes. But we do so in a very lightweight way, that minimizes disk usage. 
    As for the second part, if you're using Task Manager to look at this.  DON'T.  100% utilization could mean 1B/s, or 500MB/s. it's based on the last 60 seconds of activity. So, it is very likely that it will be 100% most of the time.
    A better way to tell how pegged it is, is to look at the disk queue length.  Generally, you want it at or below 1 per platter in the drive. So, if it's a 2-3 for a long time, then the disk is being worked hard.
  22. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Using USB External Drives with FreeFileSync was marked as the answer   
    That sounds perfectly fine. 
  23. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Error when removing drive from pool was marked as the answer   
    Yup, it's an issue with the deployment on 32 bit systems. 
    This should be fixed here: http://dl.covecube.com/DrivePoolWindows/beta/download/StableBit.DrivePool_2.2.3.939_x86_BETA.exe
  24. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Move pool and licences to another machine? was marked as the answer   
    Best way? 
    Deactivate the license for StableBit DrivePool Uninstall StableBit DrivePool Move the drives to the new VM Install Windows and StableBit DrivePool Activate the software That's it.  You may want to reset the permissions on the pool, if you used specific user accounts.  Otherwise, it should "just work".
     
    As for the deactivation itself: 
    StableBit DrivePool 2.X/StableBit CloudDrive: Open the UI on the system that the software is installed on, click on the "Gear" icon in the top, right corner and select the "manage license" option.  StableBit Scanner: Open the UI on the system that Scanner is installed on. Click on "Settings" and select "Scanner Settings". Open the "Licensing" tab, and click on the "Manage license" link.  This will open a window that shows you the Activation ID, as well as a big button to "Deactivate" the license. Once you've done this, you can activate the license on a new system.
     
  25. Christopher (Drashna)'s post in Ordered file placement / Drive Prioritization Request was marked as the answer   
    Though, thinking about this, you could do this by using hierarchical pooling for the first 2 disks (eg, add those to a pool).  Then add that and the "hot spare" to a top level pool, and then use the Ordered File Placement balancer to fill the sub-pool first.
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