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  • June 10, 2008
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    Hi

    Anyone want to share a Drive Blender license.
    It's HTPC sever dirve pooling software.

    It's $22.95 - ie $11.50 for each
    http://www.division-m.com/index.html#drivebender

    I'm thinking about using it, would probably try the trial first to check it works well. Anyone want to share a key?
    I'd be using it with snapraid (free), the alternative would be to get flexraid, but it does cost a lot more ($79 for t-raid (8x HDD limit) or $59 for f-raid)

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    Brudertac

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    No Prob :)

    No. I have a 4x3TB Drive Setup and use the Duplication Feature for important Files. (Those are Backup´d to another external Drive.)
    I can say that Drive Bender works very well on my Sys. It is fast and absolute stable. Had no Duplication Errors or omething like this until now.
     

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    Not bad. I was using a Hardware Raid Controller and was happy with it. But i needed more Space for Data and have only Room for 4 Drives. (and the Raid Controller also could only handle 4 Drives)

    So i decided to remove the Raid (also less Energy needed :) ) and use Drive Bender for important Data. It is ok for me.
     

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    I've heard so many sob stories about raid going wrong, I feel safe with having a normal underlying file system so the hdd can be read on it's own if needed.
     

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    Good point. Not too worried about performance myself, given it's only an HTPC. Backup battery might solve hardware problems, but I imagine a lot of issues are just user error. Thanks for the offer of a license, I'm gonna install drive bender trial this week and try it out.
     

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    My issue with Drivebender is that the balancing sets doesn't seem to allow loading up one drive at a time so the rest sleep until necessary, it effectively will read/write from all drives at once. Drivepool works better in this regard. I'm now shifting to unRAID as my controller (LSI 9211-8i flashed to IT) does not sleep drives in windows at all and with up 12 drives attached, that's a lot of power used unnecessarily.
     

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