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  1. No CRC validation enabled. It's only after you mention it that I now realise that the feature is NO LONGER enabled by default. NOT IMPRESSED..... Files were copied from another internal HDD, not via network. Yes I have also had network file corruption when testing jumbo packets. This machine and it's disks have never experienced any issues like this before. I am confident that it is not hardware related.
  2. DB on Server 2012 I have always taken precautions with data and chose DB based on its promise to customers that as it sat on top of the Windows file system/NTFS that there was no increased risk of data loss. But for just one occasion when a customer is let down, and massive data loss occurs due to Driver Bender immediately ends and confidence in the product. That is exactly what has happened and I hope this post helps other users. I moved all my audio data (mainly wav and mp3) from a single drive where it has sat for the last year into the pool, no reports of errors. No errors in event log, no errors in DB logs, SMART reports perfect for all drives (I have had a Pro license of HD Sentinel for some time). I have run chkdsk on the single drive, and the drives in the pool that DB will allow me to test (check disk has always been really flaky in ever version of DB). No errors anywhere. Despite this, from a rough estimate approximately half the data has become corrupted. All meta data appears normal, file mod/creation dates etc, file sizes remain the same as they were, folder structure fine, I can move the files to other drives without issue, except that the data is corrupt. Moving files around on any non-pooled drive is fine. I have moved some video data into the pool today and it has not corrupted, but the performance is still dreadful (see attached). I will contact DB support also but blatently the data is lost for ever. My intention once the data had transfered was to duplicate it so I foolishly was confident that DB would work and the risk was minimal. What a stupid mistake.....
  3. I feel your pain!! I lost a 1 month old 2TB Western Digital Black drive in November (Black indicating a 5 year warranty which gave me confidence in how well made it is and how long WD expected it to last!!). I did an initial stress test for 24 hours which typically shows any issues, so i was confident enough to put 2000 GB of not backup data onto it. When I say died, it developered bad sectors on a daily basis, and SMART was clearly showing it was about to expire (courtesy of the live saving HDD Sentinel app emailing me the instant it started), so i tried to move everything off that was difficult to replace but due to the problems the tx rate was about 1 MB/s! For a full 2 TB of data! Most was replaceable video, but a good 500 GB was data and binaries that are much harder/impossible to replace. For about 18 years of computing, that is the worst data loss i have ever experienced though. The other identical drive i bought at the same time seems OK so far, but you never know! Fingers crossed.
  4. Just to tidy up this thread, thought I should post an update. The reinstall went swimmingly, new CPU, new motherboard, doubled the RAM, SSD for boot disk, a great storage and VM server! Followed the instructions on here: http://support.drivebender.com/entries/20620992-reinstalling-windows-including-whs-and-recovering-your-existing-pool After reconnecting all the drives, simply went into DB console and used the restore storage pool, took seconds. Very impressive, shockingly easy!
  5. I love DB! Better than whs drive extender ever was. Final question, if you were to connect drives back to different sata ports would it cause problems (like with raid)?
  6. Sorry can you just clarify 'disconnect' - you mean just physically disconnect them from the machine, install the OS and then Drive Bender and then reconnect the drives and DB should 'recover' the pool? Does it need any prompting to recover the pool or will it scan on startup? I didn't even think that the pool itself would exist after the OS install, that's a sensible approach, i like that!
  7. Hi all Presently I have a Win 7 Pro machine with 6 drives - 5 drives are in the drive bender array totalling 4.5 TB (the other boot drive has no partitions in the array). I will be replacing the motherboard/cpu and installing Win 2008 R2 std onto a new boot drive (SSD), but apart from that all the drives in the machine will remain part of the drive bender array. Can anyone offer advice on the best way to do this without loosing data? Do I need to remove the drives and delete the array leaving data on each one before i perform the upgrade?
  8. Actually, i think drive balancing is how its referred to in the options rather than data consolidation, but you get the point.
  9. Is there a way, or would it be feasible to implement a way to restrict (or at least request) hours in which DB consolidates data, so that it doesnt do it when the device is most heavily used. On the server in question, some drive actions by DB do have a noticeable impact on performance. If the consolidation was set to take place during preferred hours, then this performance impact would be minimised. I understand that under certain circumstances DB would have to overrule the preferred consolidation window, say for example if the window of opportunity were too short to complete the consolidation, or due to the remaining free space. Any other thoughts?
  10. Is there a way to get notification of new versions automatically?
  11. For info, I think this was down to Log Me In. I closed that and a number of other running applications and it worked fine (Kaspersky IS 12, Team Viewer, Log Me In, couple of media servers). The reason I think Log Me In is to blame, is that I am always prevented from making changes to partitions without a reboot with Log Me In running. When I close it down I can edit partitions without a restart, so it obviously has some process which continuously monitors the local disks. Hope this helps!
  12. This sound like a bug to me; the same problems exists for me, all the desktop.ini files are not hidden, all the thumbs.db files - i CANNOT move my MP3 library until this is fixed - this is the whole reason I abandoned my old Thecus NAS almost entirely because of album art files being shown......
  13. When moving data from one local drive to a local mount point, I often receive this message, it can be for any file type. One this occasion its an ISO file - what file properties can there be in an ISO file that are non standard and are being stripped out during the file operation?
  14. I have opened a ticket for thisl, but does anyone else have the same issue? Basically, add a drive to an existing pool, i choose the format option just to ensure no old recycle folders or permissions issues. The drive appears to add successfully, the information in the Drive Bender console status window shows each of the 5 stages as successful and the status windows closes and goes back to the main console window. Then the mount point disappears (local drive letter - i presume this is either a service restart or just the mount point removed/readded?) and its around this point that the computer BSODs, has happened twice (because i have three drives in the pool now). I must say I'm a bit disappointed. I waited until the beta finished before using this in production environment only to find a repeatable bug with significant consequences. These things should have been completely hammered out in beta (i didnt experience this issue in beta) before release, customer confidence is utterly crucial if this application is to win customer support.
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