Drobo Gets a WHS 2011 Add-In


I listen to a lot of podcasts. Too many, in fact. One podcast I used to listen to that has fallen off my playlist is The Home Server Show. It’s too bad I haven’t been listening as I evidently missed a challenge issued on a recent episode to the WHS community to develop an add-in for managing an attached Drobo. Turns […]

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Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ v2 Reviewed


  Before Windows Home Server came along, I used to drool over the ReadyNAS boxes. They were compact and ReadyNAS had already established themselves as being particularly friendly to plug-in development. That was before ReadyNAS got bought up by Netgear. Fortunately, it sounds like Netgear is continuing to support the development of a NAS device that combines professional performance with consumer pricing. It […]

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Drive Bender for WHS 2011 Reviewed


Drive Bender was released a couple of weeks ago, making it the first commercial add-on to bring drive pooling back to Windows Home Server. The original WHS Drive Extender was sorely missed in WHS 2011, but it had its fair share of issues, so any third-party solution looking to bring that same kind of low-level functionality has to be approached […]

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Five Way NAS Roundup

Netwrok Hard Drive

The HTPC hobby starts out innocently enough. You hook a spare computer up to the TV in the living room, just to try it out. Next thing you know you have computers and media streamers in every room and they all need access to the same files. Early entry-level NAS devices were pretty much dumb boxes, but these days the […]

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