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Snapshot RAID / Re: Flexraid keeps shutting down with JET Errors
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:58:14 pm »
It will use significantly more memory during parity tasks.

General Discussion / Re: problem with purchase
« on: June 09, 2015, 02:21:43 pm »
Not helpful, again.
If you read this posting, I did purchase the license.


That's what I said, if you read my post. You purchased a license. Yet you are attempting to extend your free trial?

Obviously, activating the product or extending a trial will not delete your configuration.

General Discussion / Re: Strain on Parity drive?
« on: June 09, 2015, 09:58:52 am »
Each time the PPU died, what did you replace it with? If you had 8 brand new drives all die one after the other over the course of 1 year, something is clearly wrong. But it's certainly not caused by FlexRAID or any other software "overusing" the drive. I'd be much more inclined to think it's a power supply issue or something like that. Since you didn't specify the exact nature of the drive failure, I can speculate here that maybe the drives aren't failing at all but there's something wrong with the controller card or port.

General Discussion / Re: problem with purchase
« on: June 09, 2015, 09:54:25 am »
If you purchased a license, you don't need to extend your free trial. Just activate it.

General Discussion / Re: DRU drive - now it's there, now it's MISSING
« on: June 06, 2015, 09:29:38 am »
A different controller on the same computer is a close second to a whole separate computer.

General Discussion / Re: DRU drive - now it's there, now it's MISSING
« on: June 05, 2015, 05:50:43 pm »
Either the drive is dying or the controller has issues. Testing the drive in another computer (if available) will be the best way to figure out which it is. Two drives out of 13+ over a few months isn't really all that bad...

General Discussion / Re: Why do drives spin up one at a time?
« on: June 05, 2015, 05:48:10 pm »
I don't think this is controlled by FlexRAID at all. This is more likely the effect of your controller card/chip. Unless you access the drives very infrequently, you should just keep them spinning. Drives die on spinup more than anything else by a large margin, cycling their power over and over is never going to be healthy. The "savings" in noise and power is insignificant.

To simulate a failure, you should unplug a hard drive. Removing it manually and intentionally from the array is not something that FlexRAID will handle as a failure and can not necessarily recover from that.

As far as being user friendly, I agree that CC mode in particular is not. I always recommend Expert mode. It's not just for advanced or non-standard configurations, it does all of the same things that CC mode does but I believe it to be more understandable. Some things you have to handle manually but at least you'll know what's happening in any scenario. Whereas with CC mode, it's not always apparent what is going to happen when you click any button.

In cruise control, no drive letters or mount points are maintained (except for the hidden/inaccessible ones in a special folder managed by FlexRAID). That's why they appeared as drive letters when removed from the config, instead of in your c:/mount folder. Your best course from here is probably to rebuild a whole new config. If you keep the same DRU layout, you can re-use the data on the PPU and won't have to recalculate parity from scratch. I wouldn't be able to answer specifically what happened without knowing every individual step, it sounds like you may have left something out or skipped an important detail. The bigger question here is: what were you trying to do that led you to removing two DRUs and then adding them right back in?

News and Updates / Re: Announcing FlexRAID Standards (TM)
« on: June 03, 2015, 09:04:29 pm »
(before you respond, I've been involved with Brahim's RAID projects years before you registered here on the forums.)

Oh I suppose that means you must be an expert now. Why didn't you answer the question?

This product has not been released. If you can't be bothered to do your own research, wait until the product is released, or just wait for a more detailed announcement from the developer, why should I bother taking the time to speculate on the exact specifics of one very specific usage scenario that's only even a tiny fraction of the product as a whole? I'll reinstate my "ignorant nonsense", which is in fact the most specific an answer to the question as can be made at this point. tRAID and RAID-F are not RAID. FlexRAID Standards will encompass the more "true" RAID array types, while continuing to be software based. No, I am absolutely not confusing striped RAID with software RAID. I know RAID. If this is why you don't come to the forums, go ahead and stay off.

News and Updates / Re: Announcing FlexRAID Standards (TM)
« on: June 02, 2015, 09:07:50 pm »
What does tRAID to that FlexRAID Standards won't?

tRAID is not actually RAID at all. Standards is Software RAID.

General Discussion / Re: FlexRaid Traid will not activate.. help!
« on: June 01, 2015, 06:58:19 pm »
I don't really know exactly how the system works... It's not explained anywhere that I have seen. When you click on Activations Viewer, do you see your license there? Does it say true or false under the activated column? If it says false, it sounds like you paid for the product but never activated the license so you're essentially still using the trial. I have no idea what the activation window is... You should probably email for help.

General Discussion / Re: FlexRaid Traid will not activate.. help!
« on: June 01, 2015, 04:28:34 pm »
You have to log in to That's where you can view and manage your licenses and activations. You'd be forgiven for not knowing that this place even exists, as the *only* place it's ever mentioned is in the original purchase confirmation email. There are no links to it anywhere else.

Storage Pooling / Re: Will not Autostart or Share
« on: May 30, 2015, 11:05:07 am »
Since it doesn't appear that you've started a new thread yet, I'll say this here... Make sure the Windows recycle bin is disabled on ALL source drives. Then go into each of them and check the contents of the hidden+system $RECYCLE.BIN folders. You can delete the contents or the entire folder, but it will be recreated automatically even when the Windows bins are disabled. If you have the FlexRAID recycle bin option enabled, then you will not regain any space from deleted files until after you run a successful update. You'll probably found countless threads with this type of question, and every one of them turns out to be an issue/misunderstanding of one of those few things.

Snapshot RAID / Re: Creating new array from old DRUs?
« on: May 25, 2015, 03:07:45 pm »
Data is not striped or "merged across the pool". Each file is stored entirely on a single drive, regardless of your pooling configuration.

Your current error suggests that one of your 12 "healthy" drives is in fact not 100% healthy. "Unexpected EOF" typically means the drive has an unreadable sector affecting the specified file. Test all of the drives individually, outside of FlexRAID.

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