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PMC-Sierra Acquires Adaptec RAID Business

I have been using Adaptec products for over a decade, and have generally been a fan (with a few exceptions over the years). My...

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 (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...

Four (4) Volume Per Physical Disk Limitation in WHS

Just as a note to anyone running multiple large disks in Raid 6 for Windows Home Server. I was setting up new Raid 6...