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The Big WHS: February 2011 Update

It has been a long time since I have posted about The Big WHS. At the last update in May 2010, the machine occupied...

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: A Big Mother(board) Change of Plans

This week the Big WHS underwent a major change and dropped the Asus motherboard in favor of a Supermicro one. Apparently the Asus P6T7...

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...

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...

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