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So I've recently switched from a desktop setup with 3x 8TB HDDs storage and 1x 128GB SSD cache, to a laptop + eGPU setup with the same four drives in an external enclosure connected to the eGPU. Laptop is connected to eGPU through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable for charging and data, and the enclosure is connected to the USB-C port on the graphics card. Every time I shut down and turn on my laptop, or if I disconnect the TB3 cable and plug it back in (so basically every day after coming home from work), Drivepool starts measuring my entire 22TB pool from scratch, so I just have to wait
I had maxed out my nearly 4 year old 8-bay Calvary enclosure (EN-CADA8B-SD) with 2TB drives and was beginning to have issues somewhere in the storage chain (eSATA port multiplier card, drivers, eSATA cables, Calvary enclosure, etc.). After troubleshooting off and on for a couple weeks or longer, I was ready to replace it with something less problematic that wasn't limited to 2TB drives. I didn't however want to spend half a grand for something that came with RAID functionality I knew I'd never use. For the time being, I wanted to continue using my existing drives and just replace the enclos