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I bought DrivePool before trying it since the reviews looked so good and it was exactly what I needed.
I'm running Windows Home Server 2011. I tried creating a pool with two drives, one is 2 TB, second is 1 TB. I first added the 1 TB drive, which was empty and formatted. That went ok. next, I added the 2 TB drive which contained my WHS server folders. That seemed to go ok since I was then able to see the new drive letter/pool which was the 3 TB total of the 2 drives.
This is the problem part. I was unable to see any folders/files in the new pool. I then tried adding the server folders to the pool as per the quick start guide. I have about 1.5 TB of files in the music folder and about 300 GB in the other folders. I first added the smaller folders and this went ok. I then added my music folder and got a message about not enough room in pool.
I was adding the folders from the server folders that were already on the 2 TB drive prior to adding it to the pool. So it appears the pool already contained everything that was on the drive, but I wasn't able to see any of it. When I attempted to add the shares, thinking this was what I had to do to see the files in the pool, based on reading the quick start guide, there wasn't enough room to add the shares, since they were obviously already in the pool.
What am I doing wrong? It seems like adding a drive containing data to the pool should have that data automatically show up in the pool and be accessible. I've since installed the trial of Drive Bender and created my pool by merging the two new drives and I was immediately able to see my files and access them.
A big part of the reason I went with DrivePool over Drive Bender in the first place was because using DrivePool was supposed to be much easier compared to Drive Bender. In my case, Drive Bender just worked after following the instructions, where Drive Pool didn't after following the "quick start" guide.