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  1. I am in a similar situation, I had a 4 disk pool at 80% usage, so I added a 5th drive and its now sitting a 1% usage, while 4 original drives still show 80% full. EDIT Possible solution: Looks like a new plugin (Disk Space Equalizer) is required to be added, I have managed to get balancing to work
  2. Hi title says it all. I'm asking because DP wants to balance a pool I am already in the midst of refilling, while the other pool waits.
  3. If a small thing could be improved about this, I would have expected to see drive name preset options (manufacturers name/user created name/serial)or even a combo of those, like I did. It just defaults to Mfgr model name of the drive (which is useless IMO), with option to manually edit; that did the job eventually, but required more time/effort than should have been necessary.
  4. Here's how it now looks, as I put actual drive name in front of s/n, they are sorted as such; I can sort by any other category should I wish to (temp, for instance)
  5. Just a little follow up after some months going "letterless" It is MUCH simpler this way, so thank you again for this suggestion. A little side effect was looking at those letterless drives in Scanner becomes less than ideal, as Scanner does not offer column option for actual drive name. (see my M1 M2 M3 M4 T1 example on OP). SB Scanner does have a Name column but it default to WD/Seagate model name (useless), instead of the name I gave the drive. I had to edit out default name to actual name + s/n, a bit of a drag x20 drives , but a one shot done deal. That being said, I dont regret it for sure
  6. I just removed the letters on all 8 pool drives and nothing exploded! Same for SB scanner, business as usual (except for now blank drive letters You now have me interested in leaving them unlettered, but there must be a scenario/usage case where lettered pool drives are desirable. EDIT: Should a need arise, I could always revert to letters, but I'll leave them out for now and see how it goes. Thanks @gtaus
  7. This sounds like good news to me I think when I started using drivepool, individual drives were "letter-less" (file explorer would only show pool drives, and non-pooled OS drive also, obviously).. For a specific reason I fail to remember (lets call it old habits), I switched to lettering and never looked back once. Thanks !
  8. Thank you, I will note drive letter, number, name and s/n before doing anything. But do I reassign letters while DP is running, or should I stop the service? And once the windows disks management part is all done, its unclear to me what should I expect to see when I start back DP ? Will it list drives in both pools as "missing", or else will it display the movies drives in the tv shows pool and vice versa?
  9. Hi, after many years of using DrivePool and Scanners, I just noticed a mistake on my behalf about drive lettering. On my win10 pc, I have 10 physical drives, including 2 pools of 4 hdd each. Pool D (movies) is 4 drives, lettered W,X,Y and Z Pool E (TV shows) is also 4 drives, lettered S,T,U and V If possible without hosing the system, I'd like to swap letters of one pool to another and vice versa. The expected end result would be: Pool D (movies) is 4 drives, lettered S,T,U and V Pool E (TV shows) is also 4 drives, lettered W,X,Y and Z. Is there a preferred way to achieve this without DrivePool or me going crazy.
  10. EDIT: I have found out the answer I was looking for: DrivePool does redistribute data the to rest of pool by default. I just want to confirm what happens to the data on a hdd once I click remove from a pool. I get Remove Options with 3 choices: Force damaged... Duplicate files later Force close... Can drivepool redistribute the data to the rest of the pool? If so, which of the 3 options is appropriate? Thanks
  11. Never mind, I saw I previously asked same quesion in sept 2019, and just noticed Drashna's answer. We'll see how it goes from here. Thanks anyway Hi, I have Stablebit Scanner installed on 2 almost identical windows 10 pc with 10 hard drives each. PC# 1 runs virtually 24/7 and I have no issues with it. But PC# 2 is a mirror image backup, and it barely runs an hour a week (just long enough to receive differential backup from pc#1). When I open Stablebit Scanner, it shows some drives as healthy but last check 29 days ago or so, and some drives are in process of being checked, but its painfully slow. If, contrary to my preference, I leave pc# 2 running long enough that all 10 hdd show as healthy (it takes many days), they will show healthy but last checked 29 days ago. The 64K $ question: How can I set Stablebit Scanner to scan my drives MUCH faster ? Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi, that's exactly what Drivepool did (on its own) the next time I turned on the affected computer. Thanks.
  13. As for Scanner initializing with a timer when you open it, I noticed that here too, and when I go in Services.MSC and scroll down to Stablebit, I usually find the service is NOT running, even though it is set to start automatically. While in services.msc, I can start the service, and then when I open Scanner, it is already running.
  14. I am using drivepool and scanner on 2 computers. The main one is running 16 hours a day, then goes to sleep automatically at night. The backup computer is only running a couple of hours per week; I am lead to believe it is insufficient running time to get the drives scanned. What settings can I change so Scanner can perform its scan much faster ?
  15. The windows notification prompt to update did nothing for me as well this morning, but I noticed I had a Scanner icon in syst tray that offered the update and it worked this way.
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