Author Archive for Philip Churchill

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6TB Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD Reviewed

6TB Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD Reviewed

AnandTech have a great review on the 6TB Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD: The 4 TB variant of the Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD seems to be priced around $236 and the 6 TB variant around $420. These prices don’t have DRS included. The 4 TB variant costs the same as the equivalent WD Red Pro, but […]

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Storage Replication in the next version of Windows Server

Storage Replication in the next version of Windows Server

If you would like a sneak look at what Storage Replication will look like in the next version of Windows Server, then Channel 9’s the Edge Show have a video just for you. The 37 minute video has Symon interviewing Claus Joergensen (Principal Program Manager) and Ned Pyle (Senior Program Manager) about replication enhancements coming […]

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Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials

The Microsoft Windows storage Server team give us a closer look at Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. In a blog post the team explain why we should consider it and what hardware the software is currently being used. You can find the article here.

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Add-In: Lights-Out v1.5.7 Build 2284

Add-In: Lights-Out v1.5.7 Build 2284

Lights-Out for Windows Home Server 2011 and Windows Server Essentials 2012 (R2) has been updated to version 1.5.7 Build 2284 (Hotfix) Here are the 2 issues fixed in this release: Fixed: Loading ProviderFramework.dll on Windows 7 if system is not installed on c: Fixed: Missing backup detection if "Always on during backup" is disabled More […]

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Add-In: Drive Bender v2.2

Add-In: Drive Bender v2.2

The add-in Drive Bender has been updated version 2.2. Drive Bender presents multiple hard drives to be used as a single pool of storage and release 2.2 has lots of under the hood fixes. Drive Bender can be downloaded from here.

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Add-In: My Movies for Windows - Home and Essentials v5.12 Pre Release 2

Add-In: My Movies for Windows – Home and Essentials v5.12 Pre Release 2

The pre release version of My Movies for Windows – Home and Essentials has been updated to version 5.12 Pre Release 2. This latest pre-release has the following change log: Added: Tracking of watched marking and progress on "Play all episodes" and other playlist based watching in MediaPlayer Classic. Added: Option to hide season level […]

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Add-In: Lights-Out for Windows Server Solutions v1.5.6 Build 2283

Add-In: Lights-Out for Windows Server Solutions v1.5.6 Build 2283

Lights-Out for Windows Server Solutions has been updated to version 1.5.6 Build 2283 for users of WS2012 (R2) Essentials, Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials or WHS2011. This version adds official support for Windows 10 Preview and Windows Server Technical Preview and Apple Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). If you […]

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CloudBerry Backup v4.0 Released

CloudBerry Backup v4.0 Released

CloudBerry Backup have just released version 4.0 of their cloud backup solution. This latest version comes with the following new features and updates: Block-level across all cloud storages, Block-level for Bare Metal / System State backup, Multithreading restore, Support MS SQL Server databases with FileStream and TDE, SoftLayer – new data centers added, Improvements to […]

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The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 274

The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 274

Episode 274 of the Home Server Show podcast is about replacing CrashPlan with OneDrive. Should you consider replacing your CrashPlan backup with OneDrive? …a ton of news items, new cloud services, Microsoft Band, portable batteries and streamers. You can catch episode 274 here.

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Cloud Xtender – Additional Info

Cloud Xtender – Additional Info

Cloud Xtender from Division-M from the guys who bring us Drive Bender is storage pooling for the cloud. Cloud Xtender supports a number of cloud storage provides out of the box, and also provides a third-party API to allow additional providers to be quickly added. On the Division-M blog, Anthony has shared some more detailed […]