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MrBlond

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  1. I recovered all my lost data. It took a couple of weeks. I restarted my server today and guess what, 4 disks missing and exactly the same issue as above. Anyone have any ideas? I am thinking of ditching the lot any buying myself a reliable Synology.
  2. Yes I did try that but same error message. I did have a HP Proliant at home for a while and that was useful but cost too much to run. I am trying to keep costs down but with 12 disks I am not going to get them all in one case. Even my sons massive gaming PC isn't big enough for those (and he wouldn't appreciate me filling it ). I am dumping the StarTech 8-Bay enclosure as I think it's a pile of ****. I have some Orico enclosures I have been adding my new drives to so I am migrating the drives to those. Following advice from Christopher I am trying data recovery using Recuva. I will see how it goes with one of the smaller drives and move on from there. The alternative is a large Synology NAS like the DiskStation DS1819+ but it's pretty expensive. I use them for clients but cannot justify the expense for myself. Thanks for your input.
  3. They do have drive letters but CHKDSK does not work anyway. C:\WINDOWS\system32>CHKDSK /SCAN E: The type of the file system is NTFS. The first NTFS boot sector is unreadable or corrupt. Reading second NTFS boot sector instead. The first NTFS boot sector is unreadable or corrupt. Reading second NTFS boot sector instead. Windows has checked the file system and found problems. Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these. No CHKDSK works in any form :-( Not that worried now. I want to see if it can be fixed but I have resigned myself to those disks being toast. So if not USB (I have 3 caddy's and all the damaged disks are in the same one although the other disk in there is fine) then what is recommended. I can't add the disks to the case as it is a Mini PC.
  4. Hi, Thanks for your post. I tried attaching one of the drives to another PC and got exactly the same issue. They are attached to the main PC via USB to an 8-Bay caddy. The reboot was via the usual method Shart -> Power -> Restart. In the Event Logs I found multiple issues of the same type including: "A corruption was found in a file system index structure. The file reference number is 0x1000000051ffe. The name of the file is "\PoolPart.a25b119a-0f73-436b-82c3-25883cea4a66\Plex\Plex Media Server\Metadata\TV Shows\7\d3539c0ebe5120fce9f0ec4b0a3317c3da771ad.bundle\Contents\com.plexapp.agents.thetvdb\seasons\3\episodes". The corrupted index attribute is ":$I30:$INDEX_ALLOCATION". "A corruption was discovered in the file system structure on volume L:. The Master File Table (MFT) contains a corrupted file record. The file reference number is 0x30000000009e8. The name of the file is "<unable to determine file name>"." "Volume E: (\Device\HarddiskVolume9) needs to be taken offline for a short time to perform a Spot Fix. Please run "CHKDSK /SPOTFIX" locally via the command line, or run "REPAIR-VOLUME <drive:>" locally or remotely via PowerShell."
  5. Should I post here or chase the support ticket? Cheers.
  6. I have 10 drives in my DrivePool. I rebooted the PC and it came back up showing 6 disks as missing and they show as RAW in Disk Management. What do you suggest to rectify this? Thanks EDIT: I have tried TestDisk and whilst I have not used it before, I believe I have done the basics correctly. As a test I tried drive I: and TestDisk reported "Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged" I have a horrible feeling I have lost 38TB of data.
  7. Disk Management (Disk size, not Volume size).
  8. Thanks for the info. I had purchased two of the Orico enclosures so have just swapped the unit and disk over and the new one is reporting correctly. I have just emailed the supplier (via Amazon) to ask for a replacement. Thanks a lot for your help on this. Much appreciated. BTW, Windows was reporting correctly and I had tried the "DoNotCorrectSize" option.
  9. OK thanks. I checked Advanced Settings and DoNotCorrectSize was already unticked. So this is just an issue with my new enclosure then? I don't have an option to use anything else due to the following: 1) My other enclosure is a StarTech 8-Bay USB enclosure and it is not great. I have to avoid using the only free bays available as they screw my drives. 2) I need to use these multi disk enclosures as I have run out of USB slots on my server. The Orico had good reviews. Meh! 3) I am skint and have already thrown too much money at the solution I have in place. As long as there are no negative effects to my hardware or files I will just take this on the chin. I do appreciate the help.
  10. HI, Thanks for the input. I installed the version you referred to but the same result. Also, I lost all the details to my drives such as; "Case where drive is located" and "Drive bay in the case". Cheers
  11. I recently installed an Orico 4 bay external hard drive RAID enclosure as JBOD and moved one existing drive from my drive pool from a USB caddy to the first bay in the device. It sees the drive OK but in StableBit Scanner reports it as 115 PB (nice if true!) rather than 3TB (2.73TB actual in Scanner). The Disk Sectors showed as unscanned and were clear rather than green. I tried the check but it would not run. I set File System Health to Good as I had checked it only last week, did a reboot and now the sectors all show green. The DrivePool has removed all data from the drive and it now shows in Disks as [284MB / 2.73 TB]. It was also showing when hovering over it as Limited Use (or words to that effect) and had a small blue and red triangle above and below it. It no longer does so but shows the drive is clearly not being used in Disks. How do I correct the drive size? Will it start using the drive again for me? Note: * Current status * Drive letter O:
  12. FYI, I did as suggested, reset the File System Health and after a reboot and check again its all good. It has been working merrily since then and has started to use the drive for my data. It is hard to find and understand the process so anything to make it easier would be good. I also took the opportunity to remove a couple of old drives from the array and it is performing much better now. One new issue though and will open a ticket for it.
  13. Hi, I have read other posts on here about the damaged status not going. I am having the same issue with two drives. I have done the following: * File Scan with Stablebit Scanner - Comes up clear now. * Chkdsk /f which reports as fine. * Clicked the disk, File System Health, Clicked one of the option and got the Green Tick. * File Scan again - shows OK I just cannot get the drives to show anything other than Damaged. DrivePool will not use the disks as I have the auto File evacuation turned on and I don't want to turn this off. Any suggestions?
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