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Recognizing drives as precleared when adding to array

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Hi all,

 

I've seen this discussed in old threads, but no resolution so here goes.

I've just added three drives to my array: two 4TB drives and one 12TB drive. All three had been just previously precleared successfully using the preclear plugin (and the Unassigned Devices Plugin noticed the signature and marked their fs as "precleared").

 

I added them one by one (just caution, no reason). The two 4TB drives were recognized as precleared, added immediately and were ready for formatting. The 12TB one was seemingly not recognized as such, and starting the array initiated a clearing. For a 12TB drive this is going to take many hours, which is a bit frustrating as we've just been through a full preclear.

 

One fact that may or may not be related is that the "problematic" 12TB drive is 4Kn, while the 4TB drives are 512e.

Could it be that the PC plugin's signature on such drive is not properly detected by Unraid? Any other reason that may cause this?

 

(Unraid version 6.7.2.)

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23 hours ago, doron said:

One fact that may or may not be related is that the "problematic" 12TB drive is 4Kn, while the 4TB drives are 512e.

Possibly, this would be a question for the preclear plugin thread

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10 minutes ago, johnnie.black said:

Possibly, this would be a question for the preclear plugin thread

Makes sense. Will take it there. Thanks.

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