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Supermicro CSE-502L-200B mITX/ mATX 1U Atom Server Chassis Review

  For the Supermciro X7SPE-HF-D525 pfSense appliance I discussed in the linked post I of course wanted a chassis for my appliance and decided to...

Mid-range DIY Storage Server Buyer’s Guide, October 2011

This mid-range guide was originally intended to have an AMD Bulldozer based build and an Intel E3 series based build. I have been playing quite a...

Redundant Power Supply Units (PSUs) – How They Work – An...

After the December 2010 High-end and Mid-range Buyer’s guides, I received a lot of questions asking how redundant power supplies, and why I would...

Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2/4G 4GB (2x2GB) ECC Unbuffered UDIMM Kit Changes

Regular readers of my site know that I am a fan of the Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2/4G 4GB (2x2GB) ECC Unbuffered DIMM kit. It works in...

How to remove a drive in Windows Home Server

Sometimes you may want to uninstall a drive that you have connected to your Windows Home Server. WHS makes this easy and this guide...

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

After completing the first DAS/ SAS Expander JBOD enclosure project I realized that there was a major area of improvement. Using less than 30%...

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...

The Big WHS: It Multi-tasks! (Thanks to Hyper-V Virtualization)

Things have been progressing on the Big WHS front. First off, my main PC is now is using the WHS Connector software and has...

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...