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There maybe hope for WHS 2011. There are 3 companies working on drive extender replacements for WHS 2011. Datacore's storage virtualization will directly ship to OEMs but Stablebit's Drive pool and Drive Bender will be available to purchase as an addin. Drive Bender will also work on other oses. Stablebit's Drive pool will be available for around $20. This may actually be enough to entice me into buying WHS 2011. These addins will probably not be available when WHS launches but it gives some hope. If only Microsoft would port WMC to WHS.
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Hmm, that may entice me if it is $20 or less.
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Thanks for the reminder! We Got Served emailed me about it but I forgot to read up.


MS really really dropped the ball on DE. IMO, they should just add the original DE back and allow the user the OPTION to enable it during installation. It is just a software layer sitting on top of NTFS.
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I hope this happens, I would go 2011 if the DE was doable.
    
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Yes, I would probably upgrade if I can get DE back, I dont think I will do it right away. I will wait to see how it works out first but I like the new gui.
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MS really really dropped the ball on DE. IMO, they should just add the original DE back and allow the user the OPTION to enable it during installation. It is just a software layer sitting on top of NTFS.
If they do that, DE would disable a lot of their other 'improvements' on the disk side of things. So there is zero chance of it happening - remember MS like to tell people exactly how they should use their computers. How dare you even think that you know how you want to use your stuff better than they do!

Regarding the OP - FlexRAID can run under WHS (with a few tweaks, one of which is disabling DE), so I would imagine there would be something in the works there for Vail eventually. And that's free. Or there's always the option of running UnRAID or Amahi with Greyhole or similar in a VM.
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If they do that, DE would disable a lot of their other 'improvements' on the disk side of things. So there is zero chance of it happening - remember MS like to tell people exactly how they should use their computers. How dare you even think that you know how you want to use your stuff better than they do!

Regarding the OP - FlexRAID can run under WHS (with a few tweaks, one of which is disabling DE), so I would imagine there would be something in the works there for Vail eventually. And that's free. Or there's always the option of running UnRAID or Amahi with Greyhole or similar in a VM.
Looking into there are people having problems with flexRaid on WHS2011. I still havent decided on 2011 yet, but I'm not against buying a good plugin for a decent price.
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I hope this pans out!
    
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Thanks for the reminder! We Got Served emailed me about it but I forgot to read up.


MS really really dropped the ball on DE. IMO, they should just add the original DE back and allow the user the OPTION to enable it during installation. It is just a software layer sitting on top of NTFS.
This.

I'm really scoping the options out. These look really interesting.

At first, I was definitely not moving 10+ TBs of data to WHS 2011 without DE. Now, depending on how this works out... I'll think about it.

Without a central pool for all this media, I'm not moving from WHSv1.
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hmm This might compell me to use WHS 2011... But I still won't upgrade to that until 2013 at the earliest...

Plus unless I can find a 64bit socket 478 CPU then I have to change my motherboard too.
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