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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...

Intel Core i3-530 and Core i5-650 in the Windows Home Server...

When Intel announced the i3-530 and i5-6xx family, I was full bore on building the Big WHS which included an LGA-1366 i7-920 CPU. The...

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 (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...

Understanding Windows Home Server User Access Permissions

Microsoft Windows Home Server allows for multiple user accounts, and each user account can be set up with different permissions to various folders. This...