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I have a Windows Home Server SP2 box with several hdds that I built several years ago. Issue is the Athlon 4850e is showing its age and now that I have a bunch of stuff running off the box like Plex, Vent, etc, so I want to beef up the hardware. I was planning on building myself a new rig so I would transfer my current cpu/mobo (i7 930/asus P6X58D) to the Home Server box. Question is, how do I do that without loosing all my server data?

Or am I just better off buying a couple new 2TB drives, installing into the "new box", installing the new home server version (or even straight win 7...?) and manually migrating everything over?
Edited by clawlan - 5/27/13 at 8:03pm
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After giving it some more thought, Thinking about getting a simple storage solution like a drobo, and then building a dedicated media server box to sit in my home theater to handle all the transcoding, plex library, etc...
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