Monthly Archives: January 2010

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The Big WHS Update: Sorting Controllers and other Issues

Just as a quick update to those who are following this build. Some adjustments have been made ove the past week. First, I finally decided...

Port Costs and the Home Server!

Most people who build custom home servers will be able to articulate the cost per GB (cost/GB) of their drives. Yet this is a...

The Big WHS: First (Big) Pictures

Since there are some requests here are the servers side by-side. The New WHS is on burn-in duty while the old WHS has had...

The Big WHS Update: Prepping the Old System and New Parts

Just as an update. I installed the second Adaptec 31605 today, filling all 16 ports with 8x WD Greens, 6x Hitachi 2TB, and 2x...

The Big WHS – Disaster Strikes, Part II

Continuing to test the new WHS box, I was treated to yet another new Western Digital Green failure this week. Ridiculous! Of the 15 Seagate...

The Big WHS – Disaster Strikes, Part I

At around 1:30AM I woke up to what I believed was the fire alarm. After about 30 seconds outside in the cold, I realized that...

The Big (30+ drive) Windows Home Server Quick Update

After work today I got the server up and running doing a build/ verify Raid 6 array on the 8x new Western Digital Green...

The Big (30+ drive) Windows Home Server (Part 2) Hardware Selection

First off, this is not a typical WHS build, and it was not meant to be. For the majority of users, a HP MediaSmart...

The Big (30+ drive) Windows Home Server (Part 1)

About 10 months ago I decided to enter the world of the Windows Home Server. My storage arrays had outstripped my Cosmos S's capacity, and...

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