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Drive Bender Beats Storage Spaces in Performance

Drive Bender Beats Storage Spaces in Performance

Division-M the company behind Drive Bender give us some ramblings on Windows 8 RTM software RAID in the form of Storage Spaces. “…our testing shows that Drive Bender is still king when it comes to performance.” You can read their ramblings here.

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The Home Server Show 2nd Annual Meetup

The Home Server Show 2nd Annual Meetup

The Home Server Show 2nd annual Meetup has been set for October 20th. The event is set to take part in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT). An online option will also be available so make sure to get registered for this free event now. http://hssmeetup2012.eventbrite.com/

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Testing Storage Spaces

Testing Storage Spaces

The Doc’s World has done some more testing on Server 2012 Storage Spaces and this time using the final RTM version and the results are in. The (PC) Doc tells us about the issues he faced when his Storage Space was not displaying in file manager and gives us a run through on setting up […]

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StableBit DrivePool Balancing Plug-ins and Scanner Integration

StableBit DrivePool Balancing Plug-ins and Scanner Integration

With StableBit releasing new BETAs for both StableBit DrivePool (1.2.0.6864) and StableBit Scanner (2.2.0.2706 – for Windows Home Server 2011), the guys have a blog post which looks at some of the new integration features between both products as well as the 3rd party balancing plug-in support available in DrivePool. Its a comprehensive read which […]

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The BYOB Podcast Episode 98

The BYOB Podcast Episode 98

Episode 98 of the BYOB podcast is up: “Mike and Michael are joined by Josh Pollard from Entertainment 2.0 this week to discuss Media Center, HTPCs and where its all going on this weeks BYOB Podcast.” You can find episode 98 here.

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Video: Windows Server Storage Spaces

Video: Windows Server Storage Spaces

There’s a great 11 minute video on Windows Server Storage Spaces from the launch event is available for watching. This video is a great watch for those of you who are going to be using Windows Server 2012 Essentials and it’s Storage Spaces feature. You can watch it here.

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Implementing WS2012 Essentials on HP ProLiant Servers

Implementing WS2012 Essentials on HP ProLiant Servers

HP have released a technical white paper on implementing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on ProLiant servers. The white-paper looks at pre-installation tasks and tells us how to install WS2012e onto a ProLiant server and describes known issues and workarounds. You can download the PDF directly here.

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The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 196

The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 196

Episode 196 of The Home Server Show podcast is up: “It’s another episode that is full of information, links, and news. Servers, NAS, software, deals, freebies, and phones.” You can find episode 196 here.

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Windows Storage Server 2012 Evaluation Available

Windows Storage Server 2012 Evaluation Available

Microsoft have published evaluation editions of Windows Storage Server 2012 in their Download Centre. Windows Storage Server 2012 is Microsoft’s advanced storage and file serving solution which is available as a 3.3 GB ISO file. You can download the eval from here.

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HP Proliant MicroServer Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide

HP Proliant MicroServer Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide

A user over at the TekForums has posted a Purchase, Upgrade & Setup Guide for the HP Proliant MicroServer with some interesting links and tip bits. Here’s a look at the list of contents: 1. Initial Purchase    1.1 – Specification    1.2 – Purchasing    1.3 – Warranty    1.4 – Additional accessories    […]