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Vail Abandons Drive Extender V2 – An Opportunity for Microsoft, I...

As many people have seen, the Windows Home Server team stated that Microsoft is abandoning Drive Extender V2 in Vail. Many are crying foul...

Intel Xeon X3440 for the Windows Home Server Mini-Review

As a follow-on to the Supermicro X8SIL-F review, I had some interest in seeing power consumption figures for the CPU's involved. I have already...

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...

Add 2TB+ GPT Disk/Volume to Windows Home Server v2 VAIL

Windows Home Server v1 (WHS) was limited to using 2TB Master Boot Record (MBR) partitions in its storage pool, but the public preview of Windows Home...

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...

Windows Server Codename Vail – Headless Installation

Quick tip for those with headless systems that want to test Windows Server Codename VAIL (and that don't have IPMI 2.0). To create a...

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...

Windows Home Server (WHS) V2 Vail Beta Preview

As I am sure most of the Windows Home Server crowd has seen at this point, there is a WHS V2 Codename Vail preview...

Testing the “limits” of WHS: 37 Drives = Fail

I had heard rumors of 32 drives being the limit, so I figured, why not? I had more than 32 1.5TB and 2TB disks...

Intel’s New Atom Storage Platform, not for WHS v2/ Vail?

As many have saw, Intel Corporation unvieled its new Atom platform for small business and home storage/ NAS products at CeBIT. It seems like...

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