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I was thinking about migrating to Windows Home Server 2011 but MS stupidly removed DE. So I need a solution to simply disk volumes and provide redunency with odd-sized drives.

Is there existing software that presents a single virtual disk to the OS but offers the above required featurs? (a la unRAID, BeyondRAID, ZFS, etc)


Drive Blender is being developed but surprised nothing already exists.
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FlexRAID with FlexRAID View. Follow treadstone's 100TB build from this page onwards.

He used FlexRAID because normal RAID topology would have kept all 50 disks spinning and cost him a fortune in power. FlexRAID runs on Windows and Linux. The whole thread is long but it's a good read and a fascinating build. Fl

Also, Amahi Home Server with Greyhole does what WHS with Drive Extender does, but of course it's built on Linux.
Edited by parityboy - 8/20/11 at 9:15am
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So... FlexRAID or Drive Blender?
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I know zero about Drive Blender, so based on that I'd say Server 2008 + FlexRAID or Linux + FlexRAID. Or Amahi Home Server with Greyhole.
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Has anyone else tried FlexRAID? Is it realtime?
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