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Hi All,

No MS people here, although we know Windows pretty well with a long history of driver development.


Or initial intent, back in early 2010 was for a product that was for all versions of Windows, not WHS (after all, WHS already had DE).


Anyway here are some of the features.

Seamlessly expand the storage - Add a new drive, or even a drive partition to the pool at any time.

Drive removal supported - Removing a drive from the pool forces content to be written to other drives in the pool.

Folder level data duplication - Data duplication can be configured at a folder level.

Support all Windows O/S's - Includes support for all modern versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Home Server 2011.

Non-destructive file system - Drive Bender uses a standard file system folder structure to store data. The drive can be read without Drive Bender being installed.

Native 64 bit support - Will support both x86 and x64 binaries.

Can utilize non-exclusive drives - Existing mounted partitions can be added to the pool.

Self-balancing - Data is written to the drives evenly, however should a new drive be inserted into the pool, data is redistributed according.


I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, so feel free to post questions.




Thanks so much for posting; great to hear from the actual developers. I too signed up for the beta. Now I gotta put together a box to test it on. Anyway, the features sound awesome, the best I've seen yet. I look forward to seeing it work.

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I'll be keeping an eye on this thread, so feel free to post questions.


Please keep us posted on any new developments...this would be something I would definitely be interested in.

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Another poster left this link in the stable bit drive pool conversation. First post an outside link, that's a no-no.


How come we haven't heard of this before? I invite the vendor to contact me if you are reading this.

Dave, you have a post on the blog page for StableBit DrivePool. I think this one deserves an entry as well. It sounds even more feature-packed than DrivePool.

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Awesome to see the drivebender guy on here... I see a guest spot on the show very soon! :) After all my troubles with a server reinstall/recovery I can now finally get a little bit excited about a possible move to Vail (or whatever the hell its called now). After they scrapped DE, I scrapped the thought of Vail... I've got too many mismatched drives in my system (16 and counting) to implement RAID or any other BS besides a VERY DE-like system. I wish you guys all the luck and we will be watching/testing very closely! Cheers!


BTW - Today is the best Monday I have had in a long time... got my WHS v1 server back up and running after a month of downtime/drive migration, discovered posts about DriveBender and/or Stablebit Drive Pool AND to top it off there's a new Radiohead album coming out Saturday... YES!

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The early beta release of Drive Bender has had an update. Beta release (2011-02-21) have the following bug fixes:


Creating a mount point using a drive letter now works correctly.

Installer now working correctly on x86 platforms.

I believe that fixes both of Dave's complaints.

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