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I'm looking to replace my 5 Bay Drobo with an 6+ Bay Windows based machine.
I have the hardware for the Windows Machine up and running and have Windows 8 installed and have been trying Storage Spaces.
Anyway, Storage Spaces is not for me......Difficult to add/remove drives, a menu in a menu to change a simple setting.
I'm looking for a similar setup to my Drobo, a set and forget setup.
IE, Put 6 disks as a starting point and have them create 1 larger drive, with folders for my Documents, Pictures, iTunes and 2x PC backups.
With hopefully 2 disk redundancy and the drives spinning down when not in use.
Also is it possible to have 1x drive not included in Drivepool and have that backup to DrivePool every night?
I'm 100% after reliability over speed and I'm hoping Windows Server 2011 and Drivepool will be the answer. I haven't bought 2011 yet so can't try DrivePool yet.
Is DrivePool the soloution for me?