Drive Bender Reaches Release Candidate Status (RC1)

by Damian on October 5, 2011 · 1 comment

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Drive Bender, the DE Replacement Add-in for Windows Home Server 2011, has finally made its way out of beta status and is now a Release Candidate. For full information on RC1 and well as the release notes, see below:

Here are the release notes for RC1

Release v1.2.0.0 release candidate 1 (2011-10-04)
- Update: New user interface for both the Windows and WHS clients.
- Bug fix: Balancing operations could create a locking issue if there was a file / folder rename or delete request.
- Update: All drives are now checked at start up and an alert is raised if there is one or more drives missing from the pool.
- Update: Drive letter management is now fully implemented (this automatically removes and adds drive letters to drives added and removed from the pool).
- Update: Improvements to adding, removing and merging of drives.
- Bug fix: Improved duplication when enabled on existing folder.
- Update: Orphaned Drive Bender temp files are now cleaned up.
- Bug fix: Logging no longer stops when there are a large number of entries.
- Bug fix: Installation of blank license key is no longer allowed.
- Known issue: Documentation was omitted from this release due to time constraints. This will be supplied in RC2.
- Known issue: The unmanaged pool mode is disabled. Because of the “feature freeze” for RC1, this is still incomplete.

Finally as promised, we have started the Drive Bender pre-release sale for those users that are members of the beta program. This sale will run until the final release date of Drive Bender, at which time the discounted pricing will end. The pre-release sale price is only $20 USD… so you need to be quick. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, head to the download page ( and click on the link provided.

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Eric October 16, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Just FYI, you can’t download or buy this if you were not an original beta tester. He’s left no way to get the software for non-beta testers, which I find strange. I just upgraded to whs 2011 a few weeks ago and was forced to use Drive Pool (a little buggy).

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