whs

  • Three Replacements For WHS' Dead Drive Extender

    Microsoft lost some friends when it announced that Windows Home Media Server was losing a key feature. The Drive Extender kind of justified the toaster servers by allowing for easy hard drive pooling. But for some reason, Redmond decided to go forward without the function. Well, the official product is in fact gone, but a few 3rd party add-ons recently appeared and seem to fill the void. Read More

  • Windows Home Server Is Dead, Long Live Windows Home Server?

    Windows Home Server is easily one of the best products to ever come out of Redmond. It brings most of the functionality of a full-fledged server without any of the hassle. OEMs like HP and Acer quickly jumped on the platform a few years ago and outed fantastic products lines centered around WHS that allowed nearly any consumer to set up a comprehensive back-up solution, media vault, and… Read More

  • Windows Home Server Is Dead, Long Live Windows Home Server?

    Windows Home Server is easily one of the best products to ever come out of Redmond. It brings most of the functionality of a full-fledged server without any of the hassle. OEMs like HP and Acer quickly jumped on the platform a few years ago and outed fantastic products lines centered around WHS that allowed nearly any consumer to set up a comprehensive back-up solution, media vault, and… Read More

  • The HP StorageWorks X310 LED easter egg

    Oh you’re so silly, HP. Why would you hide a clever function for the front-panel LEDs on the HP StorageWorks X310 Windows Home Server? I mean, who wouldn’t want their status LEDs to chase like KITT’s grill lights or strobe Christmas lights-style? This should be a standard option, not hidden by a keyboard command. Anyway, click through for a quick video demo and instructions… Read More

  • Note to all Acer easyStore H340 WHS owners

    Own a Acer easyStore H340 Windows Home Server? Don’t be like me and spend countless hours trying to figure out why the hell the box keeps randomly shutting off. I spent the last two nights running spy sweepers and virus scans, pulling hard drives and swapping memory in search of a solution. I’m better than that. What I should have done first is ask Google. She (that’s right… Read More

  • Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 officially coming out November 24

    Good news. The WHS Power Pack 3 will be here shortly and packs a whole bunch of enhancements aimed at Windows 7. The beta has been available for the last couple of months, but this is the official release and will install automagicly if Automatic Updates are enabled on November 24. Read More

  • The TS Mini Server is Asus' first entry in the Windows Home Server game

    Asus is latest manufacturer to out a Windows Home Server. The TS Mini Server seems to pack the goods too with up to a 2TB capacity and a modest price. Too bad it doesn’t have easy-access hard drive trays for expandability. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: HP MediaSmart LX195 for $199

    You better act quick. This deal ends today. But if you really need a smaller WHS for, lets say, backup purchases only, the HP MediaSmart LX195 is perfect and Newegg has it on sale just for you. Read More

  • The 5 best uses for the $229 Dell Zino HD

    Dell just went official with the Inspiron Zino HD price and spces. There have been a few unboxing and previews popping up around the blogs the last few days and I’ve fallen in love with the little computer. It’s slightly larger than the Mac Mini, but I believe infinitely more versatile. Read More

  • Host a WordPress site on your Windows Home Server (soon)

    Everyone loves WordPress and everyone loves Windows Home Server. Using WordPress to host a site on your WHS just makes sense! But don’t go looking for the download link just yet, it doesn’t seem the add-in is available yet, but I like the possibilities it holds. With the add-on you’ll soon be able to quickly and easily host a blog on your own server. I wouldn’t… Read More