DRIVE BENDER

Class leading storage pooling technology for Microsoft Windows
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EVER EXPANDING STORAGE

Take any number of hard drives, and create one, ever expanding pool of storage, which can then be assigned a drive letter, or a network endpoint

EXTREME PERFORMANCE

Drive Bender is built upon enterprise level technology that allows for high I/O throughput and high reliability

RANSOMWARE PROTECTION

Protect your file with Drive Bender's "FolderWall" feature (based on the same technology used by Anvil). Control what applications can access and modify your files

LANDING ZONE

The landing zone feature, lets you specify a fast drive that can be written to when file are being copied to the pool

$39.95 1x LICENSE

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$49.95 2x LICENSES

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DRIVE BENDER

Drive Bender is the class leading storage pooling technology for Microsoft Windows. Drive Bender presents multiple hard drives as a single pool of storage. A drive pool can be represented as either a Windows drive letter, or a network endpoint. You can add internal and external drives, RAID devices, you can even add NAS devices to a pool.

Developed by Division-M back in 2011, Drive Bender allows for file redundancy via file duplication, and unlike RAID, Drive Bender's pooling does not require any proprietary drive format or complicated setup, individual drives can still be accessed.

Available with a number of license options, from a single license, through to unlimited licenses (for home use only). Even though Drive Bender allows for a 60 day, fully functional trial, we also include a "no questions asked" 30 day, money back guarantee. If you are not happy, we'll gladly refund your purchase in full.


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SEAMLESS EXPANDABILITY

Drive Bender provides the user with the ability to seamless expand their storage pool by simply adding a new drive when space is running low. The new drive can either be internal or external, IDE, SATA or USB... in fact, providing Windows sees it as a volume, Drive Bender can mount it! Adding a new drive expands the pool by the size of the new drive. Optionally, existing data within the pool is redistributed to the new drive to ensure the pool remain balanced.


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EXTREME PERFORMANCE

Drive Bender is built upon enterprise level technology that allows for high I/O throughput and high reliability. Large pool system performance is the best in the business, 1 drive or 50 drives, performance remains rock solid, something some of the competition struggle with. Performance is further enhanced through our Smooth Stream technology. Smooth Stream is a feature that can improve file streaming performance, i.e. file coping or video and music streaming.


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POOL FOLDERWALL

Drive Bender features a world first file protection technology called FolderWall. This feature can be used to protect files under specific folders from being modified by unauthorized processes such as ransomware and other malicious applications. The FolderWall feature is based on our new Anvil platform, and provides solid protection against file destroying threats. To further bolster file safety, we have a feature called Side Channel Protection that can block access to any drive in the pool, from being accessed outside of Drive Bender, again protecting the integrity of files within the pool.


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MERGING EXISTING

Drive Bender offers a merge capability, allowing a user to take a drive that contains existing files, and merge that drive (and its data) straight into the pool. In addition there is also a drive conversion feature. This can take and existing Windows drive letter, and convert this into a pooled drive. The end result is an identical drive letter that can be expanded with additional physical drives.


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S.M.A.R.T. INTEGRATION

Drive Bender is all about multiple hard drives, and to keep your pool safe and performing at its peak, it is important to know the health of the drives attached. Drive Bender includes S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) monitoring technology. Each drive connected to the pool is monitored, should the S.M.A.R.T. engine determine there is an issue, a notification is sent for that specific drive. Under the hood, this feature is powered by Hard Disk Sentinel, the best S.M.A.R.T. monitoring technology in the business.


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SERVER DASHBOARD SUPPORT

Drive Bender is shipped with native support for the Windows Server Dashboard. This integrates Drive Bender directly into the Windows Server Dashboard environment on platforms such as Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and beyond.


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FILE REDUNDANCY

Drive Bender uses file duplication (optional down to the folder level) as its primary means of file redundancy. This means that any files written to the pool, are written to two physical hard drives simultaneously. And unlike software based RAID solutions (i.e. Windows Storage Spaces), there is no performance hit when writing to the pool.


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LANDING ZONE

Using the landing zone feature you can specify a single drive that will be used to receive any new files written to the pool. This allows you to take a fast drive (i.e. SSD), flag it as the landing zone drive and dramatically improve the pool's write performance. Drive Bender will later move files from the landing zone, into the pool proper.


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THIN PROVISIONING

Thin provision allows a user to explicitly set the size of a mount point regardless of the size and number of the underlying drives. The total size being set can either be larger or smaller than the physical size of the pooled drives. When the free space available is within a preset range (user adjustable), notifications are sent to the user, and the pool can be managed accordingly (i.e. adding more drives, clearing out redundant files etc).


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REMOTES STORAGE

Over the years we have been asked if it was possible to add a networked based drive to an existing pool. Well we are happy to say that, new to Drive Bender v2, you can add a networked server drive or NAS device to a pool. Drive Bender is able to add any UNC based resource to the local pool.


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REMOTE MANAGEMENT

Drive Bender is a true network aware application. We understand that some users will install Drive Bender on headless machines, so this is where the remote client comes into play. This allows full pool management from a remote machine, using the powerful Drive Bender Manage or Console applications.


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SAFE FORMAT

One of the key Drive Bender features is its non-destructive file system technology. In short, this means that all drives within a Drive Bender pool utilize NTFS (or ReFS format if desired), and can be added to the pool without formatting. Again unlike RAID, all pooled drives can be removed and read on any machine capable of reading the NTFS (or ReFS) format.


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EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

Pool health is critical, and Drive Bender provides a simply email notification services. All that is required is to provide a target email address, and Drive Bender will send notifications if an issue occurs.


LICENSE OPTIONS

We offer a number of license options, 1, 2 or 3 licenses. And 10x, or unlimited license (for home use only).

Single machine
$39.95
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  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Instant key delivery
  • Free upgrades
  • Free support
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2 x machines
$49.95
  • 2 machine license
  • 37% discount
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Instant key delivery
  • Free upgrades
  • Free support
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3 x machines
$54.95
  • 3 machine license
  • 55% discount on
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  • Instant key delivery
  • Free upgrades
  • Free support
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DOWNLOAD OPTIONS

You can download Drive Bender for a 60 day trial. The full Drive Bender installation contains all required components including the core Drive Bender server, Windows Server Dashboard add-in and both the Drive Bender Manager client and console.

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60 day trial

Drive Bender full installation

This download contains all required components.

Free

Drive Bender client only

This download contains only the client components for remote management.

Drive Bender supports - Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 (x86 and x64 support for all the specified platforms).

WHO IS DIVISION-M

Division-M Pty Ltd is a software engineering company based in Sydney, Australia, and was established in the early '90s. When it comes to security, it's essential to know with whom you are trusting your data. Division-M has a long history working with file and network systems, Windows device drivers and other low-level system components. We've tackled many robust technology challenges, and continue to do so.

Division-M Pty Ltd, formally Microsmith Technology Pty Ltd, was merged as a division of Jacal Consulting Pty Ltd in 2003 (hence the name), and become a stand-alone entity in 2010. Division-M has been responsible for many successful products over the years, including Game Jackal (acquired by SlySoft Inc. in 2007), Drive Bender, Cloud Xtender, and our latest addition to the product family, ANVIL File Security. Proudly, our products have been used by many hundreds of thousands of customers, from all corners of the globe.