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The Big WHS: May Update 60TB Edition

The Big WHS was originally supposed to house approximately 30TB of storage when the plans were first detailed on an Excel spreadsheet BOM in...

Supermicro X8SIL-F Motherboard Review

The Supermicro X8SIL-F motherboard is an excellent board for home and small business servers. When building a file server built upon Windows Home Server...

SAS Expanders, Build Your Own JBOD DAS Enclosure and Save –...

Oftentimes, users running file servers such as Windows 2008 Server R2, Windows Home Server, Linux variants (including Openfiler), OpenSolaris, FreeBSD (including FreeNAS), and so...

Supermicro RMA Support for the X8SIL-F

As I mentioned in the previous post on the compatibility issue, I had to RMA my Supermicro X8SIL-F (mATX LGA 1156 server board with...

Exclude System Disk from Server Storage in Windows Home Server (WHS)...

Many Windows Home Server machines utilize a smaller OS disk (oftentimes in Raid 1 for redundancy) and then large SATA 3.5" disks for storage. Common...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Based WHS: Fast and Hot!

After using one of the the lowest power AMD CPUs around, the Sempron 140 Sargas (single core) in a WHS, I decided to go...

Windows Home Server (WHS) V2 VAIL – Installed in Hyper-V –...

If one browses this site they will quickly see that I am a fan of Hyper-V virtualization and also Windows Home Server. On April...

Testing Update – Timeline, New SSDs, AMD Socket AM3 with USB...

I have decided to post a little roadmap of what's next on the site. I am a list making person, so this will hopefully...

Install FreeNAS in Hyper-V: Part 2 Installing FreeNAS to a vhd

In previous articles we have shown how to set up a basic Hyper-V virtual machine that works with FreeBSD and FreeNAS as well as...

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...