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post #21 of 27
yeah, pretty sad considering this build is RC.
post #22 of 27
why not just use 2008 R2 for free which is in my sig
    
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No thanks Microsoft. I think I will stick to Server 2008 R2. If I wanted a half baked useless Server OS I would have called Apple.
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Originally Posted by RAND0M1ZER View Post
I never really liked Windows Home Server, I think everything can be done with a NAS.

You can have all the client computers make backup to a NAS drive and the drive extender sounds good but it really just copies the files you want onto a second drive. Why not just use RAID?

Also why can't media streamers read get media from a NAS? Mine can, although Xbox 360 can't.

After installation, a user with general computer experience can set up media sharing, remote access, and nightly back-ups within 10 mins.

DE supports multiple disk sizes, add disks With 3 mouse clicks, perform folder duplication, and completely readable as NTFS when plugged into another machine. DE is easier to use and more flexible than RAID at the cost of performance. However, since this is a networked storage, throughput is often bounded by network anyway.
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I think Duckie and I are the only ones that appricate WHSv1 for what it is. I have been using it for years and see no issues with it. As for DE, why am I going to waste time and money setting up a RAID 5 or 1 to achieve the same thing that DE does with 2 drives. I also do not want to have backups of every folder, as I dont care if something happens to some data. You are forced to with a RAID setup. Also, common files between PCs are not copied over during nightly backups, so you save even more space using DE.

Have you ever tried to rebuild a RAID set after a disk crashes? Its a complete PITA. I had one drive crash in my WHS and lost nothing. I only had to pull out the drive and replace it. The storage balances itself.

I have not had a chance to play with the v2 yet and from the looks of it, may be sticking with my v1 for a long time.
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I think Duckie and I are the only ones that appricate WHSv1 for what it is. ...
Nope. I do too. Like you said, I got it so I don't have to set up RAID, yest still have tons of space plus data duplication with an 80 gig, 250 gig, 500 gig, 640 gig and a 2 TB drive. It is very simple to use, lets me use drives I already have of different sizes. Even somebody with minimal computer experience (hmm, maybe a Home user) can set it up and work with it and have their computers backed up withing a few hours of starting. And when space does start to run short, just go buy another drive and stick it in there, no need to worry about if it is compatible or how to adjust the partitions or drive sizes or heaven forbid rebuilding a RAID array.
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All my machines are x64 (except my netbook). Where would I save the x32 drivers at? On the boot disk?
I store them in the WHS software folder under network drivers. I too think WHSv1 is very good.
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