OS drive replacement with storage pool

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by daphatgrant, Aug 12, 2018 at 2:27 PM.

  1. daphatgrant

    daphatgrant I'm w/Stoopid ^

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    Hey [H], I'm not sure if this belongs here or in the operating systems subforum so if it needs to be moved go ahead.

    I have two questions really;

    1. I have a file server that's got an old OS drive in it (160gb blue) that I'd like to replace. I bought a 250gb Samsung 960 evo to replace the current drive but wanted to check about how my storage pools will be affected before hand. I believe that the pooling info is kept on the pool drives and not the main OS drive? So I'd just need to reacquire the pool after a new OS drive and windows is installed? I am running windows 10 with file duplication.

    Is this the case? Do I need to do anything other than install the new HDD and windows?

    2. There must be some HDD jealousy as a pool drive started dying the day I got the new OS drive, I'm currently running (8) 1TB Blacks, (2) 2TB blacks and (1) 3TB black. Should I grab a WD Red or Gold to replace the Black drive? I think I'll probably grab a 6TB drive to give myself some more room.

    Thanks for the help!

    Here's my current pool

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