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SantiagoDraco last won the day on May 4 2014

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  1. I don't think you need (or would benefit from) 10G for DrivePool based drives since unless you are duplicating more than 2x you will only see a possible boost in read performance from DPs performance boosts from split reads. I have a Synology 3615xs NAS with 2 10G ports and I have that directly wired to another 10G adapter in my Windows 2012 Server Essentials box. The Synology is running 10 drives in Raid 6 with 2 SSD cache drives and I host all of my high data rate files (blu-ray etc) there. All of my lower overhead data resides on a DrivePool. So long story short unless you are r
  2. I'm pretty much completely lost as well. Where are "drive options"? I see this nowhere. Here are my issues so far: 1. Can't figure out how to "reset" a connected profile to point it to another account. For example I authorized OnDrive through my hotmail account but decided to create my own business office 365 account but cannot for the life of me figure out how to relink. All I can do is connect over and over again. 2. Can't figure out how to view the details of a linked account. I want to see the account name that was used and other pertinent details (and change them as neede
  3. Thanks for the responses! Looking forward to enhancements to this great product.
  4. First off... great start! Been waiting for this for some time since posting a while back and so happy to see it. Now to get more drives to make room for this to work So to my questions and suggestions. In the Balancing > File Placement > Folders section I see the list of folders and then the list of available drives on the right for creation of that relationship... 1. Would it be possible to add the actual drive model/size to the list of drives? 2. If I remember correctly you said you do some level of performance measuring in DP (not sure to what extent). Does this in
  5. Here's a few tips on using 4tb drives based on what I've had to go through. 1. If Windows doesn't see the "new" (uninitialized drive) as 4tb (3.6 or whatever) then most likely the sata controller you are using does not support it properly. This is usually a driver issue or controller. As Drashna said beware the cheap dock external enclosures as many don't properly support 4tb drives. 2. If you run into this issue consistently then you should think about getting a new controller, if feasible. 3. Assuming you DO see the drive as a 4tb drive you MUST initialize as GPT, not MBT. GP
  6. It does and it works great. I'm running Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 with Drive Pool 2.0 and loving it. Unless I had serious money to burn (like enterprise drives, enclosures and high end raid controllers) I can't imagine having a home server without Drive Pool. It's the shiznit
  7. <p>After more investigation it appears that removing the drive letters may have just been coincidental timing and another change (activating the directIO for scanner to get S.M.A.R.T. to work) may have caused the issues. Testing now to see.</p> <p> </p> <p>Update: After two hours of testing it was definitely turning on directIo in the scanner config that caused the errors. Now to try turning off drive letters again to prepare for adding more drives to the pool </p>
  8. I just tried removing the drive letters for all of my pooled drives and ended up with fairly chronic "ntfs errors" where there were numerous event log errors stating that the ntfs file structure was corrupt or errors were found and were repaired. I should add that this is on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. This is an example of the errors I am now seeing. They are appearing even after restoring drive letters to all of the drives... Log Name: System Source: Ntfs Date: 10/23/2013 10:07:19 PM Event ID: 55 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords:
  9. I think manual would be an awesome start and we can always use other performance tools to make our own indexes. Adding an automatic method in the future would be icing on the cake
  10. Worked great! Thanks for the file. Much appreciated Now back to organizing my media libraries... there's not enough time in the day...
  11. I've never really given ECC memory much thought, to be honest. Why the importance? Does it help assure the integrity of the data? I can't say I've ever noticed a difference without it but I'm also a bit ignorant of it's practical use for a home server environment for example. I think it's time for me to do some research! ;D
  12. I tried changing the UnsafeDirectIO value to true in the config and after this I received this error when attempting to start the service: "Error 14001: The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the event log...." This occurs if I make the config file active by renaming it. If I rename it back to _default then the error does not occur. Thanks again!
  13. As the title says I'm trying to read SMART data from Scanner on drives connected to Sans Digital 8 bay enclosures (TowerRAID TR8M-. The controller card is a HighPoint RocketRaid 2522 (hardware raid with port replicator support). So far no SMART data, all Scanner can do is see the drives and scan them for surface health. Have tested on both WHS 2011 and Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2. Thanks.
  14. Related to another topic I started for DrivePool I was thinking it might be helpful to add a feature to Scanner that would do the following (and also work in conjunction with DrivePool). 1. Once (or manually) Stablebit Scanner would perform a set of performance tests on a drive and set a Performance Index value. 2. The index value could be a single average of certain types of reads/writes or maybe an index based on file size. The idea here is to create an index value that can be used intelligently to optimize performance of drives in a pool. 3. In DrivePool a user can flag folders a
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