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

  • HP announces the Windows Home Server powered StorageWorks Data Vault for small businesses

    Windows Home Server might say “home” in the product name, but its low maintenance cost makes it an ideal choice for small businesses. A simple, little WHS can provide comprehensive back up, remote access, and centralized storage for a workgroup. However, businesses don’t need all the fancy-pants media programs that come on HPs MediaSmart line. Enter the HP StorageWorks… Read More

  • Help Key: Install iTunes 9 on Windows Home Server

    It wasn’t the LP albums or redesigned look that got me excited when Apple announced iTunes 9. Nope, it was the function called Home Sharing that touted the ability to share and copy media over a LAN easily. Sure, you could always drop all your music files into a centralized network share and rock out that way, but while that method works, it’s not elegant or easy for others to… Read More

  • How-to: Expand the storage capacity of an Acer Aspire easyStore with eSATA

    Some people – especially those that have a 100Mbps connection – can actually fill up one an Acer Aspire easyStore WHS. But for some reason, the stock eSATA port doesn’t support port multiplication so that means you will not able able to use one of those multi-drive eSATA enclosures. Have no fear. There is a solution. Read More

  • 13 reasons why you should have a Windows Home Server

    I will continue to preach the benefits of Windows Home Server until everyone is using it. I promise. With that said, The Windows Home Server Blog has an excellent top 10 reasons why you should use WHS. The list is simple, to the point, but not totally complete. I would like to add a few of my own if that’s okay. Read More

  • Video: The ins and outs of Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 beta

    Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 beta has been out for just over a month and it’s a welcomed update. It adds a whole slew of Windows 7 and Media Center functions, along with fixing a ton of little bugs. But if you’ve been on the fence about installing the beta release, check out this extensive video tour by the Power Pack 3 beta Program Manager, CJ Saretto. If you’re… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 2TB Acer easyStore WHS for $399

    Quick, you wanna buy this Acer easyStore before the deal expires. Newegg is throwing in an extra 1TB drive for the price of nothing. That means you get a 2TB WHS for only $399. Awesome! Read More

  • How to enable Time Machine backups to a Windows Home Server

    Well, the one big advantage HP had in the Windows Home Server game maybe about to disappear. Someone has found a relatively easy way to enable remote Time Machine backup to a WHS. It’s probably only a matter of time before a rough GUI version appear followed up shortly later by a well-polished solution. Read More

  • Review: Acer easyStore H340

    Windows Home Servers are dropping in price and the Acer easyStore H340 is leading the charge; I like that. This server doesn’t offer a lot of extras like the HP MediaSmart line, but it’s amazingly low price outweighs everything else. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: HP LX195 for $375 with a free 1TB external HDD

    The only beef I have with the HP LX195 is the price for the amount of storage. Newegg must have heard my cries as the retailer is now throwing in an Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB USB external hard drive. That means, you can get 1.67 TB of storage in a Windows Home Server for only $375. Now that’s a deal, but you better hurry as it ends on 6/25/09. Don’t forget that we… Read More

  • Review and Giveaway: HP LX195 MediaSmart Home Server

    Short Version: The LX195 is great back-up solution for both PCs and Macs. It’s a tad overpriced and lacks expandability, but is still a solid Windows Home Server. Oh, and there’s a contest. Read More