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  (Source: AnandTech)
Newegg lists Windows Home Sever OEM for $190

Microsoft is finally ready to roll with its Windows Home Server software platform. The Redmond, Washington-based software company pushed out a release candidate version of the software in June and released it to manufacturing in mid-July.

Microsoft Windows Home Server (32-bit) is now available to purchase by anyone looking to turn an old PC into a multi-functional storage/media/backup/remote access hub. Newegg lists the OEM version of the software on its website for $189.99.

Windows Home Server doesn't feature outlandish system requirements and will likely run just fine on a machine that is four or five years old. The bare minimum requirements are a 1GHz Pentium III processor and 512MB of RAM and many users have found much success with similar hardware.

For those that would prefer to buy a pre-built Windows Home Server system, there are plenty of solutions on the way. HP has a $599, 500GB EX470 server and a $799, 1TB EX475 server while competing solutions from Velocity Micro are also in the works.

Other companies who will produce Windows Home Server systems include Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, Iomega LaCie and Medion.

For more information on Windows Home Server and all of its features, be sure to check out AnandTech's preview.



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RE: Whats the difference.
By TomZ on 10/12/2007 6:52:16 AM , Rating: 2
No, calling it JBOD means you misunderstand how it works. Instead, think of a higher software layer that automatically manages placement of files/folders onto physical drives and has the capability to mirror certain folders onto 2 different drives. In addition, it gives you the ability to roll back to previous versions of a particular file. That's quite a bit more that JBOD.


RE: Whats the difference.
By ninjit on 10/13/2007 1:56:27 AM , Rating: 2
No, you didn't read what I was responding to.

omnicrox wrote:
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WHS will combine both drives to act like one 500GB drive (you will just have 1 big c: drive), with no duplication or splitting of data across drives.


That is EXACTLY JBOD.

He maybe wrong and Windows Home Server does actually do mirroring, backup, etc. I don't know I haven't used WHS myself.

But the functionality he describes as "like RAID 0" is JBOD, he just didn't appear to know that term, and I was informing him of such.


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