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7 FreeNAS Alternatives

FreeNAS is a great NAS (Network Attached Server) operating system, but it’s not the only one. “There are multiple reasons behind looking for FreeNAS alternatives. Despite the software being a popular choice and also intuitive to use for sharing content

Posted in Amahi, NAS4Free, OpenFiler, OpenMediaVault, unRAID, Windows Home Server (WHS)

Microsoft confirms Windows Home Server is dead – PC Pro

Microsoft has killed off Windows Home Server and Small Business Server. Microsoft had been expected to shelve Windows Home Server since the end of 2010, when it removed a key feature called Drive Extender, a drive pooling system. The Windows

Posted in Windows Home Server (WHS)

Setting up and confirguring an unRAID server

Jim Metcalf has put together a 3-part series of articles reviewing unRAID. He goes through unRAID‘s installation and configuring. He also explains the tradeoffs and install details of unRAID storage alternative to Windows Home Server (WHS). unRAID Server – Part 1 The Journey

Posted in unRAID, Windows Home Server (WHS)

Windows Home Server 2011 Evaluation available

Microsoft announced on May 9th, 2011 via their blog that an evaluation copy of Windows Home Server 2011 is now available. Windows Home Server 2011 Evaluation is not a download, but an interactive virtual tour (“lab”) that takes you through the WHS

Posted in Windows Home Server (WHS)

Microsoft discontinues Drive Extender

Microsoft has confirmed that the next release of Windows Home Server, Vail (due in the first half of 2011), will not feature Drive Extender, indicating one will need to buy bigger drives and manually handle data replication instead of adding

Posted in Windows Home Server (WHS)


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