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Don't know what to do, or what the issue is. I have a problem with DrivePool that I can't figure out. My drives have gotten extremely slow, and I believe it has something to do with DP, or at minimum an issue with one of my drives. 

 

Since I thought the issue is related to DP, I uninstalled V1 and installed V2. It took forever for it to allow me to create the pool, and as of this minute, DP will not even open. 

 

If I click on Explorer to view my drives, the green bar at the top CRAWLS across as it is thinking, and then eventually I see no drive space estimate for the drive pool J:

 

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If  you wonder why the one drive is called "Rormatted", it was so I could keep track with which of the Samsung/Seagate drives I had run chkdsk /f /B and then formatted. I did complete them both, and everything was going fine until yesterday.

 

Everything on the PC is at a snail's pace, even though the processor is sitting at 0-1%, with an occasional 3%.

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Well, I think I'm getting somewhere. I pulled half the drives out and the issue has gone away. I still don't know if this is hardware or software issues, but I'm starting to lean toward hardware.

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That drive that says "reformatted" is dying on me. That's what is causing the issue. SeaTools says the drive has failed and should be replaced. The drive is out of warranty, so I guess I'm buying some WD Red drives sooner than I thought.

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Robbie,

 

First, I'm sorry to hear about the apparent drive failure/dying, as that is never a pleasant experience. :(

 

From what you describe, it definitely sounds like one of the drives may be dying.

However, if possible, check it's connection (make sure it's not a loose connection). And swap out the cable if you have a spare (make sure it's not just a bad cable that's causing the issues).

 

 

The drive is out of warranty, so I guess I'm buying some WD Red drives sooner than I thought.

Well, that really does suck. :(

However, getting some NAS drives is always good. :) 

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Yeah and lost the second one of those 2TB Seagates yesterday, that's why I was asking in the other post about how to migrate off. Oh well, that's why we have DrivePool. :)

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I just got my 15TB pool running sweet.. I was restoring a backup rom and old 300gb Maxtor IDE HDD in a USB 2.0 external case my pool is 2 6TB WD red drives 1 WD 1TB green sata 2 3gb/s and a 1 TB wd Black sata 3 6gb /s and 1 1TB 2.5 wd red 6gb/s. and I got 35-40MB/s from the usb 2 to the pool.. 260gb transferred in under 2Hours.

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