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  1. Also, I just tried the DrivePool beta you linked to (and rebooted), and I still don't see the CloudDrive drive in DrivePool (though the drive is visible in Windows Explorer), so I can't yet add it to the pool.
  2. Thanks for your thoughts/recommendations regarding Drive Bender vs FlexRAID. And also for the continued iSCSI mentions. I've mulled over the iSCSI route a bit, but one of my NAS' is super-old and doesn't have that built in. It's one of the original Infrant ReadyNAS', the NV (not the +, mind you, which came a little later), from before Netgear bought them. There's a user-made plugin (for Sparc devices, which this is) for iSCSI that might work, but there's some risk it would bork my device and I'd have to factory reset (which would be a pain and a time-sink). I also don't know if the perform
  3. Thanks for all that. I'm trying out FlexRAID, but I've not yet got it actually working (ie, I've set it up, but I keep running into weird errors). Not sure if I'm willing to keep messing with it. Leaning towards just going with Drive Bender at this point (because of the network drive support). But if in the future StableBit ever develops UNC (or even Mapped) Network Drive support for DrivePool (other than the block-based CloudDrive route) I'd be very interested to have a look (I realize though that is pretty unlikely, because of the difference in how DrivePool works vs Drive Bender).
  4. Thanks much for all of those details, and especially regarding the driver differences. Very helpful! That helps a lot in my understanding why the differences (particularly regarding network share support). Do you, or others, happen to know what FlexRAID uses for their Storage Pooling (in comparison to the above)? At this point, even though I like StableBit as a company, I'm probably going to go with either Drive Bender or FlexRAID (just their Pooling feature--not the RAID stuff), as I'm not keen on the block-based approach of CloudDrive for my NAS-focused purposes (though if I was wanting
  5. One other thing: I'm noticing that CloudDrive works pretty differently from DrivePool in that it seems to write a bunch of files to the defined space, corresponding to the size of the drive settings in CloudDrive. I imagine there's various benefits to this approach for using CloudDrive with online providers. But for using my NAS drives in DrivePool I would much rather they work the same way local drives do (ie, files are stored in their normal, easily accessible format, just within a hidden folder). I know there's all sorts of caveats to getting network drives to act/appear like a local dr
  6. Greetings, I have two NAS devices, plus a few local hard drives, and I'd like to aggregate them all together in one Pool (ie, so that they show up as a single drive in Windows). From reading through the website and forum it seems like this may be possible, but in my initial experiments with DrivePool and CloudDrive I'm having trouble achieving this. I can create a pool of the local drives in DrivePool, and I can create a drive of a shared folder using CloudDrive. But I'm not seeing that CloudDrive location show up in DrivePool. From my initial looking I think I'd prefer to just use Dri
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