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Alright guys crappy day today. I'd noticed for the past few days my computer had been acting up (hanging when changing songs and other stuff). So here's my HDD config
Crucial M4 256gb
1 WD Green 2TB
1 WD Black 2TB
1 Seagate 2TB

The hdds have been pooled together using windows storage spaces. After noticing the problem, I ran perfectdisk on the storage pool to see if anything came up, and it just hung at the end. I checked using HDD Sentinel and I got this lovely bit of info:


The good news is that this drive only has 15% of the space used, and I have more than enough space to move it from there onto the other drives. The bad news is the warranty on it expired 5 DAYS AGO (oh wd you dirty little...). Now what I was hoping to get help on how I could actually move the data from that specific drive onto others in the pool?
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post #2 of 16
Did you pool all three drives?
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Did you pool all three drives?

Yeah I did. I got lucky, WD not only decided to honor my warranty, but extend it as well! Thing is now I just need to confirm how to pull the data off this drive and put it on the new one when it gets in. I didn't use resiliency storage btw.
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post #4 of 16
You probably can't pull the info off of that specific drive and put it on the others. If you lose one drive in the pool you will no longer be able to access any of the information on any of the drives. your best bet is to get an external drive or throw a new one in your computer and copy the data over.
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Let me guess: You don't have a backup.
post #7 of 16
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Let me guess: You don't have a backup.

You guessed right. Also guys like I said the drive isn't dead yet, but it's close to it. I can access stuff on it (or at least I assume on it given the longer read times), and know that only 15% of it is currently being used. Since it isn't a RAID, removing one from what I've learned isn't a problem and won't break the storage pool, but to play it safe I want to see how I can remove the data from that drive only before I pull it out of the pool.
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You guessed right. Also guys like I said the drive isn't dead yet, but it's close to it. I can access stuff on it (or at least I assume on it given the longer read times), and know that only 15% of it is currently being used. Since it isn't a RAID, removing one from what I've learned isn't a problem and won't break the storage pool, but to play it safe I want to see how I can remove the data from that drive only before I pull it out of the pool.

Suggestion... Acronis image to a new drive same size..... if no go. manually backup ALL the info and rebuild as a raid 5 so this doesn't happen again.
post #9 of 16
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Well I scrounged up an old 500gb drive that is more than enough space for the data on that drive. Now the question is how do I get to that specific data?? Anyone know??
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post #10 of 16
You will need a data manager... or image the drive. Safer bet is probably image the drive.
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