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I've just posted a complete tour of DrivePool M4 UI as it is today (dev build).
I guess it's customary to announce things is short form these days, so for those of you who don't like to read too much.
- An awesome new file system, CoveFs, specifically designed for pooling. 100% native, on par with NTFS. No reliance on any user mode service. Needless to say, this is very big.
- DrivePool is now a disk. Yes, it has a drive letter.
- Deeper integration with the Dashboard.
- Usability improvements such as background duplication changing.
- Indexing support.
- Refreshed UI. Read the blog post for more...
What's taking so long?
I've decided to cut loose the open source 3rd party file system used in M3 and write my own specifically optimized for pooling.
As some of you may know, the original plan was for a performance layer to run on top of M3. While implementing the performance layer it became obvious that making this layer be the file system itself would yield enormous benefits such as stability, compatibility and performance.
It would take a bit longer, but after doing some testing it was the obvious choice. I had to write a new kernel virtual disk driver and a new file system. But rest easy, these have been done for a while now. They might need some tweaks before release, but my main focus right now is to bring all the pieces together. I'm shooting for the end of this month for a public release. If I miss it, then it will be Jan.
Overall, it's looking good now. It was a bit of work to get here so hopefully people will find it useful.
Sorry if I was neglecting the forum, but there are so many hours in a day. You can always get in touch with me via. stablebit.com.