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Splitting Directories across physical drives?
I am looking to use DrivePool as a replacement to DE. However, one of my biggest gripes about DE was that it split directories across physical drives. This made is VERY hard to deal with a failing/failed drive (when the "remove drive" function wouldn't work) that wasn't duplicated. I ran into an issue where I had close to 6TB worth of ripped DVDs that I did not duplicate (due to the size of the share). One of the drives failed and I lost the movies on that drive (which I expected). However, the problem that I didn't realize is that even on the good drive the directories for each of the movies listed there were not complete (some of the files were stored on the failed drive). So I ended up losing close to half of my movies (and not knowing which were complete and which weren't until literally trying to load the movies in WMC7).
So... long story short -- I am hoping that DrivePool has come up with a way to maintain the "pooling" benefits of DE without the need to split directories across physical drives. This would make this new product EXTREMELY valuable to me (and I'm sure many others as well). I know that there are other ways to mitigate this issue (such as folder synch across drives, or backing up to external NAS units). But I would love it if DrivePool had this kind of functionality.
I appreciate the time to read and respond.