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post #1 of 4 Old 04-11-2013, 04:49 PM - Thread Starter
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it seems normally, the scales of value tip in favor of drive pool... $19.95
but, until the 12th, drive bender is on sale for $17.95
drive bender seems to have all the fancy drive status monitoring built in, whereas drive pool is an extra cost extra add-in...

so is there any compelling reason to go with one over the other?

note: for this project I need no parity/backup/etc, so I have already ruled out flexraid (and unRAID in a VM), I just need drive (or even just folder) pooling...
but I kind of like the way both DB and DP handle the pooling as opposed to just using windows disk manager...

application will just be streaming dvd/br... nothing fancy there... no transcoding/dnla/etc... just streaming...

so anyone have any pros or cons to either? I did do a google search, but all I really found was more people used DP, but that is probably due to the fact that it is normally the cheaper option...

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Have you looked into creating junction folders? Its what I use on my media server.


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thought about it... but the dashboard (or whatever you call it) displays of the drive pool app thingies is kind of cool...



on a completely unrelated note, any mATX supplies come with PMBus? does whs2011 even know about PMBus or is that just for the grown up/big/real/non-home servers?

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I bought Stablebit DrivePool + Scanner for my WHS2011 server. No regrets whatsoever. Great, great software. I stream, transcode (via Plex) and performance is fab.
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