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psikey

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  1. Just to add I've also just had Windows 8 Backup fail to the pool and it points to not being able to create the Shadow copy which I think I read elsewhere DrivePool doesn't support?? No problem, I can just do system images to an external backup drive..
  2. I had nearly all the same questions as storage drives not going into standby and wasn't sure about the Standby Timer in the Drive Control pages. After changing the SMART throttling mine are also now going in standby so thanks for saving me the "trial & error" time
  3. It is a high end HP Raid card so does do smart monitoring itself plus full drive failure detection. Also because it has battery backed flash cache its also amazingly fast for RAID5 so I will just use your software on the N54L.
  4. Well I'm so impressed with it (especially after trying the Scanner too) that I've bought the 2 app deal after only 2 days trial Using this on my N54L Microserver which is purely used as my media store/Plex server + torrents at home. I'm finding it much easier to understand/use than FlexRAID Pooling I purchased last year. For this server its more about max storage space than redundancy. I only really need Folder Duplication for critical frequently changed/added files (photos/Home Movies), as I backup to another Microserver on a schedule, so no big deal getting my large Movie files back
  5. Not sure if I didn't make myself clear or you miss-read. I mentioned that I'm aware of the potential for the sources of "other" files but that I'd checked there weren't any. I then followed your Q2299585B deleting the AppData folder for DrivePool and ran the re-measure function and the 214GB showing as "other" disappeared so it was your app misreporting it, not that there was 214GB of "other" files ? Any further feedback on this please. I already read the FAQ & link before posting. I wouldn't class myself as an expert but I am an IT Systems Manager so not totally clueless
  6. OK I followed http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_DrivePool_Q2299585B and deleted the AppData, rebooted and re-measure and now not showing the 213GB other (now shows 366MB and 3.25G) Still can't understand why 3.25GB on the 1.5TB drive but what exactly am I misunderstanding about "other" seeing as nothing has changed on the drives and got the 214GB back ?? Also, do the drives still follow the spin-down times as set in Windows power savings?
  7. Previously used old-school RAID, StoragePool and FlexRAID so thought I'd give the trial a go. It actually looks to be exactly what I'm after but I'm struggling with the "Other" space being taken. I have a 4TB and 1.5TB drive in my pool and only thing showing on the drives after enabling show hidden/system files is data in the DrivePool hidden folders on each drive. I've eved use TreeSize app which can show real contents of System Volume Info & Recycle folders and confirmed no System Restore or Shadow type copies on these two drives yet 4TB is showing 214GB of other (the 1,5TB o
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