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I listened to both the latest BYOB & HSS shows today so I can't remember which one mentioned that there is an real add-in for balancing the data load in the drive pool. Also, I don't think they mentioned the actual name of the add-in. Can anyone give me that info?

 

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hmmm, well, I ran Drive Balancer overnight and it seemed to get itself into a loop with drive 1 at 2% and drive 2 at 72%; just wouldn't go past that. So, I ctrl-C'd out of it, deleted the fake file directories and went back to the way it was. No harm done it seems, but no balancing either. C'est la vie.

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If there is an add-in I am not aware of it and truthfully, I would not mess with it. There is a psychological thing that takes place when you see you drives are not balanced, but the time has hassle it take to resolve does not yield much benefit. I have 12 drives in my server and it would take forever to balance them and the only real benefit would be that I would have a better looking bar graph. MS should have built this in but since they did not, I just leave it alone.

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If there is an add-in I am not aware of it and truthfully, I would not mess with it. There is a psychological thing that takes place when you see you drives are not balanced, but the time has hassle it take to resolve does not yield much benefit. I have 12 drives in my server and it would take forever to balance them and the only real benefit would be that I would have a better looking bar graph. MS should have built this in but since they did not, I just leave it alone.

 

When it didn't work for me, I pretty much came to the same conclusion.

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