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Introducing the StableBit Scanner

edited February 2011 in Scanner
We've just released a public BETA of our latest creation, the StableBit Scanner. It’s a brand new innovative disk surface scanner, disk health monitor and file recovery system for the Windows Home Server.

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  • Installed this on my homeserver

    instant BSD had to go in safe mode to shut it down to even get it removed from my system

    DIY home server

    MB Asus P6T WS Pro

    CPU Xeon 2.26

    12 gigs micron DDR3 (WHS v1 can only use 4 Gigs of this)

    12 port 9550s 3ware for storage drive JBOD setup 12 hdds

    4 port 9550s 3ware for OS drive Mirrored and striped setup 4 hdds

  • Covecube
    Ouch. Sorry about that. Definitely something we'll look into before going out of beta.
  • Covecube
    The latest build as of today, build 2351 makes some changes to prevent Direct I/O from badly interacting with drivers, which may remedy your situation.

    I'll keep a lookout for this in the future.
  • I just installed beta 2405 on my Acer H340 WHS. It installed, but I could never configure it. It stayed on the screen with the message about contacting the running service. I left it there for over an hour with no progress. I have uninstalled the add-in.
  • Covecube

    There have been a number of connection related fixes in the latest builds. The latest build as of now is 2439, and it has an internationalization related fix that was preventing the service from connecting.

    If you continue to have problems, please use the form at to open a case and I'll be happy to assist you.

  • Hi, I installed Stablebit about a week ago and have since updated to the latest build as they become available.  It would be nice if the builds came with release notes so I can see what changes were made.  Not really necessary with a product in beta I guess, but it would be nice to see what changes were made in the more recent version.
  • Covecube
    All the recent builds mostly contain fixes to issues that are being reported either automatically, or using the contact page.

    Every build's changes are noted here:

    (This is linked from the downloads page)

    I know it would be nicer to have this right in the upgrade wizard. Maybe next release :)
  • Can you clarify if this software runs over v1 of WHS or Vail? According Microsoft, No disk maintenance tool should be used that access the disks at surface level on Vail beta with DE, but I guess now they've killed DE and using standard disk format this will not be a problem anymore.
  • Member
    Really like this add-in installed on my HP x510.
    Main problem: Twice when I have tried to update to the latest beta from within the add-in, I am not able to sign in again to the WHS Console without a hard restart.
  • Covecube

    This is for WHS v1. All operations are always in read-only. StableBit Scanner never writes to your disk in raw mode.


    I'm looking into this.
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