Disk Management alternative?
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Author:  james_edge [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:19 am ]
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Hi guys, I have just had to restore my X510 after the O/S drive died (thankfully I didn't lose anything due to drive extender) but upon getting everything back to the way I like it turns out that the Disk Management add in is no longer free and sadly my Google skills have failed to locate the old free version, can anyone recommend an alternative?


Author:  yakuza [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:16 pm ]
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I'm not aware of an alternative, hopefully someone else will chime in if they have a recommendation. I do feel that Disk Management is worth the low asking price.

Author:  Comp1962 [ Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:38 pm ]
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I agree the newer version is worth the low cost plus it provides more information and is more accurate. ... management

Author:  Gardian [ Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:10 am ]
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Hey Comp, check your email brother. Let me know if you have any problems.
Did I see that this only works on WHS v1 I wnder if somebody will make one for w2012E?

Author:  Comp1962 [ Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:53 am ]
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I have been running the newer version of Disk Management since Sam Wood updated it and purchased a license when I downloaded it. Its a must have for WHS v1 and comes in handy with larger systems.

Author:  Gardian [ Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:17 am ]
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I used the free one back on the old ex470, but when I almost lost everything, That was the one app I didn't re-download. I googled out so sent ya an extra license just in case ya needed it.
I didn't see any attempt from anybody else to make something like it, it was very specific to WHS and theirs worked so good I guess nobody else even tried :-)
Once SMART came out, I didn't worry about anything else, but I don't have LOTS-O-Drives like some do.

Author:  Comp1962 [ Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:39 am ]
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Using Disk Management is very useful when your monitoring the servers transfer speeds and just which drives are active during a transfer. I recall spending quite a bit of time monitoring drive activity when I first stated adding drives to a Port Multiplier on an EX470 as I wanted to learn more about how DE worked. At that time I was ripping my movie collection and storing those movies on my server and wanted to see how the server would handle large file transfers. The first version which was free was good but the latest version was hands down the best.

Author:  james_edge [ Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:10 am ]
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Hey guys, thanks for the info, shame the isn't really anything else that does the job, luckily I managed to find an old site that still had the free version available for download. If it was a $2-3 donation I would prob spring for it as I like the software but I don't live in America and $10 is just too expensive just to occasionally look at temps and what % of each disk is in use.

Author:  aaronwt [ Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:04 pm ]
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I've had the paid Disk Management app for years. It has really come in handy these last few weeks with me removing the 30 data drives from my WHS v1. Since I can easily see which drive I'm removing. I only have 1TB of data left to copy over from my WHS to unRAID and then I can remove the final fifteen data drives.

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