Category: News


WD Red HDD Review and Availability

With the earlier announcement of the Western Digital Red hard drives for NAS, retailer newegg now have them available. The 1TB model is listed as $109.99 which is .99 cents more than the MSRP whilst the 2TB and 3TB models are both $10 cheaper than MSRP being at $129.99 and $179.99 respectively. Also our friends […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 189

Episode 189 of The Home Server Show podcast is up, and this week: “John, Jim, and Dave are back together for the Microsoft news that has eliminated the very product this podcast started for. Will Windows Home Server live on? We have thoughts on that as well as a lot of news, a Synology Beta, […]


Windows Server 2012 Essentials Public Beta Released

The Windows Server Essentials Team have just announced that Windows Server 2012 Essentials public beta is now available for download and testing from the following locations: Connect Microsoft Download Center MSDN TechNet Available for download is the installation ISO at 4GB, the restore CD as well as the Windows Server SDK. Don’t forget that the […]


WD Announce the Red Hard Drive Specifically for NAS

WD have announced their first hard drives specifically for NAS devices. Designed for the always-on 1 to 5 bay NAS devices, these WD Red hard drives are now shipping in 3.5-inch 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB capacities for the home and small office user on the SATA 6 Gb/s interface with 64 MB […]


The Strategic Reality of SkyDrive, NAS, WHS and Windows’ Shares

SkyDrive vs. NAS vs. Windows Home Server vs. Windows’ Shares is the title of a blog post on the "Hal’s (Im)Perfect Vision" blog. Although not a comparison about these four products, the blog entry looks at the strategic realities of these four mechanisms for sharing and backing up data with both backward and forward looks. […]


Protecting User Files with File History

The Building Windows 8 Blog have a post on Protecting user files with File History: “Backing up your critical files is something we all know we should do. Even with everything in SkyDrive, it is still something we need to do. With Windows 8, we took a new look at the way backup can work […]


Why Did WHS Fail?

ServeTheHome gives their take on why Windows Home Server failed. “Recently Microsoft announced that Windows Home Server will not see another version and is effectively discontinued. I actually think this makes a lot of sense, as I always felt that once the new drive extender technology was removed from Windows Home Server 2011 the product […]


Video: HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L Review

Chris Wahi gives us a video review of the HP ProLiant MicroServer. Although the review looks at the MicroServer as a ESXi host for use in the home lab, it also has some great information including a link to a site which explains how to get a pair of 8GB Memory modules working on the […]


Windows Server 2012 Release Timing

At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Canada today the company’s Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 is "on track" to be Released to Manufacturing (RTM) in the first week on August and available in retail stores (General Availability) at the end of October 2012. The Windows Server Blog also announced that Windows Server 2012 is […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 91

Episode 91 of the BYOB podcast is up: “WHS2011 is dead! Server 2012 essentials, Windows 8’s amazing deal,AMD does it still blow? Intel 330 SSD, iOS Podcast app, WD has Routers?! Gigabyte and Thunderbolt…wonder twin powers activate! Welcome to the BYOB Podcast!” You can find episode 91 here.