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Replacing a drive in the pool

edited May 2012 in DrivePool

I have a pool of 3 drives in my N40L prolient microserver.  One of the drives has degraded due to 5 sector replacements identified in SMART.  I would like to take this drive out of the pool but I would have to use a USB drive dock to temporaly house the new drive.

So the process would look like this:

  1. Add new drive to system via USB drive dock
  2. Add new drive in dock to the pool
  3. Remove bad drive from the pool
  4. Uninstall drive from server and replace with drive from dock

Would this work going from a USB/ATA bridge drive to internal?  Would it matter to drive pool if the interface changes?




  • Resident Guru
    Hi Ron, yes this would work and no it doesn't matter to DrivePool. So long as WHS can still see it as a local drive, the pool is happy. :)
  • Member

    Thanks Shane,  I will try this over next few days.  Since the drive that is degraded is a 2 TB drive and is about 80% full its going to take some time for DrivePool to migrate the files away from this disk to the docked drive which is on a USB 2.0 port.

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