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So far, the most common suggestion is WHS. The downside, of course, is that this is the non-free option. Also, am I correct in assuming that WHS does not support hardware RAID? Microsoft's FAQ mentions software RAID only.

I'll have to take a look at some of the others mentioned such as Amahi. Thanks

You could use hardware raid but I think the largest raid size would have to be under 2.1TB, I dont think its storage pool supports larger drive partitions. That Said, WHS does raid in a different way it has a proprietary implementation called folder duplication with drive extender. Drive extender allows you to add any drive to your storage pool, which creates dynamic folders on the data drives only limiting the size of the folder to the amount of the total of the available space on the data drives, need more space add more drives. To protect from Hdd failure it has folder duplication that duplicates the data from a folder onto more then one drives so if one drive fails then your data is safe.
The new version of WHS 2011 supports larger drives supports raid but drops drive extender. The drive extender was a major reason why people chose WHS over other OSes, but they decided to go more complex with it, instead of doing it over NTFS they tried to implement it below the NTFS level, I guess they had to many problems and data loss so they dropped it. Several 3rd party companies are coming up with replacements for DE.
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I believe he's talking about having folder access to certain user names, but not all. He sorta wants to do it company/business style. Haven't gotten to that point on WHS yet. But when I do, will post here.
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So far, the most common suggestion is WHS. The downside, of course, is that this is the non-free option. Also, am I correct in assuming that WHS does not support hardware RAID? Microsoft's FAQ mentions software RAID only
WHS is actually "re-cacah-jiggered" server 2003 (small business or some such). So as in any version of 2003, or any other XP-derivative for that matter, there's nothing stopping you from using a RAID controller. Install the hardware and driver same as anything.

This may not be "officially supported" and the super-fantastic drive extender makes it unnecessary but like I said there's nothing stopping you.
 
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Well, I think I might stay with Linux and wait for WHS 2011. I've read up on FreeNAS and Amahi, and it appears that those require almost as much command-line setup as a desktop distro.
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Well, I think I might stay with Linux and wait for WHS 2011. I've read up on FreeNAS and Amahi, and it appears that those require almost as much command-line setup as a desktop distro.
Or just stick with Linux.

Why does everyone in the server section here always recommend Windows? lmao
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Well, I think I might stay with Linux and wait for WHS 2011. I've read up on FreeNAS and Amahi, and it appears that those require almost as much command-line setup as a desktop distro.
Perhaps for FreeNAS this is true. Amahi doesn't REQUIRE any command line anything (but you're always able to use it). You must have been reading something other than the official instructions.
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You could use hardware raid but I think the largest raid size would have to be under 2.1TB, I dont think its storage pool supports larger drive partitions. That Said, WHS does raid in a different way it has a proprietary implementation called folder duplication with drive extender. Drive extender allows you to add any drive to your storage pool, which creates dynamic folders on the data drives only limiting the size of the folder to the amount of the total of the available space on the data drives, need more space add more drives. To protect from Hdd failure it has folder duplication that duplicates the data from a folder onto more then one drives so if one drive fails then your data is safe.
The new version of WHS 2011 supports larger drives supports raid but drops drive extender. The drive extender was a major reason why people chose WHS over other OSes, but they decided to go more complex with it, instead of doing it over NTFS they tried to implement it below the NTFS level, I guess they had to many problems and data loss so they dropped it. Several 3rd party companies are coming up with replacements for DE.
you actually can use raid sizes above 2.1tb although it's a PITA to do. ive personally used this method to put in the samsung 4eg drives and as far as i know, they seem to work.

http://forum.wegotserved.com/index.p...es-in-whs-pp3/

in regards to the poster about why people always recommend WHS, it's because for the most part, it's pretty simple to use. it's definetely built with the home consumer in mind in regards that it doesn't require the user to have that much working knowledge of computers
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Unraid!!!!

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