Category: Windows Home Server


Hitachi First to Market 4TB Hard Drive

It appears that Hitachi are coming out with an internal 4TB hard drive as part of its Deskstar line of drives. Its the first 4TB HDD and was spotted on the Akiba PC Watch website selling for 26,800 yen (approx. $343). The 0S03361 drive has 32MB of cache, a SATA 6Gbps interface and has Hitachi’s […]


30% Off PerfectDisk 12 Home Server

For 2 days only if you use the coupon code MERRY30 at you can get 30% off of the listed price of $39.99 for PerfectDisk 12 Home Server. That brings the cost of this defragmentation tool for Windows Home Server users down to $27.77 – That’s a great saving! More details on PerfectDisk Home […]


A Perfect Home Server

Eric Rux tells us about his perfect Home Server. He accomplished this by purchasing a HP StorageWorks X310 Home Server and updating it with WHS 2011, installing the Drive Extender type add-in Drive Bender and finally finishing it up with an install of Orb: “I now have the perfect Home Server: Home Server 2011 running […]


Connecting WHS to the Web through two Routers

Gunnar Peipman’s has a post on how to get Windows Home Server to work with the Microsoft subdomain ( if it is not connected directly to a router that has access to web. In his post he explains how to set up the router and subdomain: “It was not hard to get Windows Home Server […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 166

Its the pre-Christmas episode of The Home Server Show podcast. And in this weeks 45 minute episode its Microservers, CES and Microsoft, hard drives, and more. You can catch episode 166 here.


Office 365 Integration Module for SBS 2011 Essentials Released

After nearly a couple of months of being in beta the Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials (OIM) has been released today. Available for free from the Microsoft Download Center the OIM allows customers using SBS 2011 Essentials to run the core technology services they need on-premise and easily integrate with Office […]


Add-In: PerfectDisk Home Server v12.5 Build 309

PerfectDisk the defragmentation tool for Windows Home Server users has had an update. Version 12.5 Build 309 includes the following 12 changes: Updated group policy administrative template files (.adm, .admx, .adml). Setting of the next run date in scheduling has been fixed. Modified “About” dialog. Scheduling in PD 12.5 Professional (Consumer version) has been updated […]


Acer Aspire easyStore for $290

Thanks to reader Jacan we bring you our latest Deal of the week. And it’s a great unit too, the Acer Aspire easyStore AH342-U2T2H has version one of Windows Home Server and is a unit we have reviewed in the past, and great value it is too. The Easystore D510 would normally cost you $499.99 […]


The Ultimate Windows Home Server

MaximumPC has an article on building the ultimate  Windows Home Server. Their 3 page article includes a build list which includes Fractal Designs Array R2 Mini‑ITX case and a HighPoint RocketRaid 2720SGL RAID controller running WHS 2011. Utilizing 15TB of storage over 5x 3TB hard drives plus a 1TB HDD for the OS itself the […]


Seagate Completes Acquisition of Samsung’s HDD Business

Seagate and Samsung HDD have joined forces to offer more extensive storage solutions and to quickly develop new solutions that address the industry’s rapidly evolving storage needs. Here is their press release: CUPERTINO, Calif. – December 19, 2011 – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, today […]