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So, does this balance look normal?

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So I recently updated my HTPC drivepool from 2x 320GB, 1x 1TB, and 1x 3TB hard drives by swapping the 320's and 1TB for 3x 3TB's. Decided to enable duplication for some sanity checking (would hate to have to redownload everything) and everything went smoothly. Old drives were removed from the pool quickly enough, new drives added, everything is duplicated and working fine. But I've noticed that DrivePool seems to be filling the original 3TB more than the other drives, instead of an equal distribution of files as I would except. 

 

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So, is this correct? I haven't changed any default balancing or duplication settings yet, and the Volume Equalization plug-in has second priority, right after the stablebit scanner. Am I wrong or will the first drive get priority and fill before the others?

 

 

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I would say that looks very normal if you are not using the Disk Space Equalizer plugin, which is a separate download.  This is my order for balancers, and my data is equally distributed across all disks.  The File Placement Limiter, also a separate download, allows prevent Duplicated and/or Unduplicated data from being place on individual disks, which is good when you have a disk that is on its way out and you don't trust it with duplicated data.

 

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I would say that looks very normal if you are not using the Disk Space Equalizer plugin, which is a separate download.  This is my order for balancers, and my data is equally distributed across all disks.  The File Placement Limiter, also a separate download, allows prevent Duplicated and/or Unduplicated data from being place on individual disks, which is good when you have a disk that is on its way out and you don't trust it with duplicated data.

Ahh, excellent. I was confusing the volume equalizer with the disk space equalizer. Got it installed and it seems to be adjusting my balance. I'll post back if there are any issues. Thanks!

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I would say that looks very normal if you are not using the Disk Space Equalizer plugin, which is a separate download.  This is my order for balancers, and my data is equally distributed across all disks.  The File Placement Limiter, also a separate download, allows prevent Duplicated and/or Unduplicated data from being place on individual disks, which is good when you have a disk that is on its way out and you don't trust it with duplicated data.

 

That seems to have fixed it, thanks otispressly!

 

Been using DrivePool for about a year now and have had zero issues, love how easy it is to setup and maintain.

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