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Very slow speeds transferring from Gdrive to Drivepool

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Hello,

I just purchased drivepool as I hit the 16TB Windows limit and want to add more storage. I've created a few more partitions from the same g drive and combined them into a drive pool. When I try to copy data from the original gdrive to the drive pool, the speeds are abysmal. 5-10mbs per sec, or it just stops at 0 bytes. I'm pretty new to all of this so i'm learning as a go along so I could be missing something simple. Thanks.

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When you say that you created multiple partitions from the same google drive, I'm not exactly sure what that means. Are you saying that you are using CloudDrive to make a drive and partitioning that? If so, it might simply be your performance settings. I can help you, but this is probably a less helpful place on that front than the CloudDrive forums. 

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Sure I'll be a bit more descriptive. I have a unlimited cloud drive on gdrive. Originally I used just the single drive in stablebit to upload my files encrypted to the drive to then access through Plex. I hit the windows explorer cap of 16TB so for me to continue uploading it seemed like the best option was to create more drives from that same drive account and link them together in drivepool.

 
Since I'm a noob I realized after I created a few more drives that you have to move everything over to drivepool to access it from there. 
 
That's the backstory. So I am not sure if it's a drivepool issue or a gdrive issue. Typically when I'm uploading from to the drive to stablebit it's 170-180 megs per sec transfer speeds.
 
Right now im still getting between 5-10MBs. In drivepool it says that "open files" is 2. Not sure if that's a limitation or not and if so I wasn't able to find where to increase that number. 
 

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If your original (first) gdrive is part of the pool too, then you could just move (not copy) all your data into the hidden PoolPart folder on that drive. That would be the fastest way to bring your data to the pool without down- and uploading again.

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Each drive, which is member of a DrivePool drive, has a hidden folder with a name that starts with "PoolPart" followed by a unique identifier.
Follow these instructions to make that folder visible in Windows:  https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista/.
Once you see that folder in Windows Explorer, you can move any folders and files from the root folder (\) of your drive into this PoolPart folder of the same drive.
The moved data will then immediately show up under the root folder of your pool drive.

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So on the root drive of the Google drive I have folders "tv" "movies" "documentaries". You're saying I move those folders into the hidden drive pool folder on that drive, not the newly created drivepool drive? After doing that can I just repoint my Plex to that hidden folder? I will give it a shot when I'm back at my computer and report back. Thanks. 

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Do not move the directory Plex is pointed at. Leave Plex pointed at the DrivePool drive, but move the content to the hidden folder. Plex will see it just fine. That hidden directory is where DrivePool stores the pool content on that drive. It will appear in the DrivePool drive once you've moved the content there. 

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