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    Keep V1
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    Keep V1, Add SSD
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    Upgrade to 2011
 
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
So I'm starting to get annoyed with how slow WHS V1 is on my system. I am more than maxing it out with a i7 950 and 4GB of Corsair Dominator RAM but I think its sturggling because its a 32-Bit OS.

Is anyone using WHS 2011?

I'm really worried about trying to add more HDDs later since Drive Extender is so freaking easy to use. I don't have the money to max out my HDD capacity so I want to be able to add more drives later but I'm not sure how to do that with my RAID card. Its already not the easiest thing to use... I read there are some Third-Party add-ins that you can use to replace DE in WHS 2011 but I'm not sure how reliable they are.

So basicaly I'm asking, Is it worth the upgrade to and SSD? Or upgrade the OS and add an SSD for a bigger performance boost? I'll obv be adding alot more RAM if I upgrade to 2011. I'm probably going to use a 240GB SSD for the OS.
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post #2 of 3
For a start, what about not using windows for a server?
There are many better cheaper alternatives such as Amahi which offer the same feature for free(did I mention it was linux).
What drive config are you using? if it is pooling whs will automatically add the boot drive to the pool which will wear out your ssd really fast but if you are using RAID go for the ssd?
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Kingston HyperX T1 (2x4) WD Caviar Black 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB Seagate Momentus (Soopa Fast 5400RPM!!!) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 1TB (It's really fat) LG GH24NS70 Cooler Master Hyper 412 Ubuntu 12.10 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
WIndows 7 Home Premium VM Dell 22" 16:10  Cooler Master Storm Trigger (Blues) Seasonic SI2II 620W 
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post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Linux is annoying. Not going to use that. + It has to be windows so my wife can use it.
Steampunk TJ11
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i7 2600K Asus Sabertooth P67 EVGA GTX 560 Ti EVGA GTX 560 Ti 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Curcial M4 Slot Load Swiftech MCP655 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-RAM Dominator EK-Multioption Basic 250 Swiftech MCP655 XSPC EX480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 XSPC EX240 Danger Den GTX 560Ti GPU Block Danger Den GTX 560Ti GPU Block 
CoolingOSPowerCase
EK-Supremacy LTX Windows 7 Professional Silverstone 1200W Silverstone TJ11 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 950 Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC EVGA GTX 460 SE 4GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital EK-Supreme HF CPU Block EK-RAM Dominator RAM Block Bitspower GTX460 Block 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x EK 480 2x DDCP 4.0 Pumps Windows Home Server OCZ 1000W 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8120 MSI 890FXA-GD70 GTX 460 GTX 460 
GraphicsGraphicsHard DriveCooling
GTX 460 GTX 460 Curcial M4 XSPC EX 480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
OCZ Hydroflow HF-MK1 EK-Multioption 250 Swiftech MCP655 XSPC EX 360 Multiport 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Coolstream XTC (140) MCW60 MCW60 MCW60 
CoolingOSPowerCase
MCW60 Windows Vista Ultimate Sparkle Computer Corp Gold Class 1250W 80 PLUS ... Azza Fusion 4000 
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Steampunk TJ11
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 2600K Asus Sabertooth P67 EVGA GTX 560 Ti EVGA GTX 560 Ti 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Curcial M4 Slot Load Swiftech MCP655 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-RAM Dominator EK-Multioption Basic 250 Swiftech MCP655 XSPC EX480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX360 XSPC EX240 Danger Den GTX 560Ti GPU Block Danger Den GTX 560Ti GPU Block 
CoolingOSPowerCase
EK-Supremacy LTX Windows 7 Professional Silverstone 1200W Silverstone TJ11 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 950 Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC EVGA GTX 460 SE 4GB Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Western Digital EK-Supreme HF CPU Block EK-RAM Dominator RAM Block Bitspower GTX460 Block 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x EK 480 2x DDCP 4.0 Pumps Windows Home Server OCZ 1000W 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8120 MSI 890FXA-GD70 GTX 460 GTX 460 
GraphicsGraphicsHard DriveCooling
GTX 460 GTX 460 Curcial M4 XSPC EX 480 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
OCZ Hydroflow HF-MK1 EK-Multioption 250 Swiftech MCP655 XSPC EX 360 Multiport 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Coolstream XTC (140) MCW60 MCW60 MCW60 
CoolingOSPowerCase
MCW60 Windows Vista Ultimate Sparkle Computer Corp Gold Class 1250W 80 PLUS ... Azza Fusion 4000 
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