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It may not grab SMART data if the drives are in an array (RAID array).  

 

However, it may/should still run the surface and file system scans on the drive(s). 

 

But StableBit Scanner does work better if the drives are presented to the host system (the OS) directly and are not part of a RAID. 

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Well I am still testing it and I will post the results. Seems to have got most of the SMART data and seems to be finding bad sectors. I might have to take the drives out and do one by one to find out what drive it is bad. Not buying a Duo again. Might sell the enclosure and use the drives in a new setup.

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Oh... that reminds me, if this is a recent drive (eg, designed in the last 2 years), make sure you're on this version: 

http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWindows/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.2.3129_BETA.exe

or for WHS/Server Essentials: 

http://dl.covecube.com/ScannerWhs2/beta/download/StableBit.Scanner_2.5.2.3129_BETA.wssx

 

Otherwise, you can get false positives due to a weird issue with the newer drives. 

 

 

As for the Duo, for backup or cold storage, it's not bad.  But generally, we'll recommend internal drives or eSATA over USB (for externals), due to issues with connectivity in general. 

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Yeah, the build I linked is an internal beta build.  But it should be pretty stable and safe to use. 

 

But it specifically addresses some issues (like the weird issues with the newer externals). So I'd highly recommend rerunning the tests with the newer version.

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