I have been a windows home server user for many years. When Windows home server (WHS) came along it had a built in duplication method for data redundancy, this was removed in Windows Home server 2011, but third party applications later came with similar functionality. The duplication method meant that you would create a pool of hard drives effectively halfing your storage pool capacity for backup, At the time i didn't have a lot of data on the server, so that wasn't a problem for me. Media files have grown in size by time as HD became a standard and 4K resolution is going to take over.
Network Attached Storage
Two weeks later
Components in my setup:
- 7 x Western Digital WD Red - 4TB (configured in Raid 6)
- 1 x Kingston ValueRAM hukommelse - 16 GB : 2 x 8 GB
- 1 x Intel Core i7-3770T/2.50G 8M Tray LGA1155 45W
- Thermal compound and cleaning solvant for changing the CPU.
- 1 x QNAP TS-870 - 8 Bay NAS Server
- SAMSUNG 840 EVO SSD (MZ-7TE500BW)
Start the NAS with your drives
Back cover and HDD backplane
Changing the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Re-install all the harddrives and set up the system again. This time around the UI is saying that we have a TS-870 Pro, little do they know we actually have an "Ultimate" :)
I will come back with more information and benchmarks when i have used the unit for a longer period and getting used to the system.