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I am new and have whs2011 installed on SSD. I am interested in using DrivePool for the pool drives, but want to know if I must install DP before installing any of the pool drives? or can I begin moving data onto a pool drive and later install DP? Second, does DP pool the space on the SSD as well - I would prefer this SSD space not be included in the drive pool.

Thanks for any help!

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You can definitely move data onto the drive and then add it to the pool. But you'd need to move the data around to get it to re-appear in the pool (or allow the dashboard to move it)

 

As for which drives it uses, it won't use the system partition, but I believe it should let you use any other partitions/drives (other than Server Backup drives). But by default, *no* drives would be included into the pool. you have to manually add them.

 

And are you looking at StableBit DrivePool, or Drive Bender?

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As I remember it from when I tested it, you cannot add the system drive to the pool even if you wanted to.

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I don't know about before, but double checked. You cannot add the C:\ drive to the pool. But if you have another partition on the system disk (like d:\), *that* definitely can be added. (at least, with StableBit DrivePool)

Edited by Drashna (WGS)
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Yeah... I wasn't entirely sure. I had to recreate my D:\ partition to test that out

(deleted it a couple of weeks ago and resized OS to about 120GB in prep to move to SSD, but have been lazy)

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