Disk Management Addin - Serial Numbers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have four 250GB drives in the WHS storage pool.  Two WD and two Seagate.  For some reason the Disk Management Addin will only show me the serial number on one WD and one Seagate drive.  Is this just me or is this a known issue?  Also, I am trying to build a wire diagram but run into a brick wall one the second drive.  Is there any detailed "how to" out there for beginners.  One more question - I removed two other WD 250GB drives because Disk Management said they were running much hotter than the other two WD drives.  Thank you Disk Management and WD - the drives had one month left on their warranty and WD will replace.  The two WD drives that I removed were replaced by the Seagate drives.  WHS prior to the remove/add routine kept all the storage drives pretty much equally utilized.  Now, the last drive added is just starting to fill up and the other two storage drives are at 80% full.  Normal?
    Friday, October 23, 2009 11:30 AM

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  • Serial numbers: Disk Management can't expose information in the console that the operating system can't see. So if you're not seeing serial numbers for some of your drives, perhaps the controller they're connected to doesn't make that information available, or the drives themselves don't (which would be odd, to be honest).

    As for the distribution of data on your drives, it's completely normal.

    One thing: I would recommend buying a couple of large drives, rather than trying to use a large number of smaller drives. 1 GB drives are pretty cheap these days...

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, October 23, 2009 3:54 PM
  • Hi Ken, Ken's correct on all counts :)

    There really isn't a detailed walk-through for creating a wireframe in Disk Management, that's something I've always planned to do but never got around to. If you want some help, fire me an email address at http://www.tentaclesoftware.com/blog/contact.aspx, and I'll see what I can do.

    Tentacle Blog: http://www.tentaclesoftware.com/blog/
    WHS Disk Management: http://www.tentaclesoftware.com/WHSDiskManagement/
    Friday, October 23, 2009 7:45 PM