Category: Home Server Storage

QNAP Qsync Review Part 2 plus myQNAPcloud Service

QNAP Qsync Review Part 2 plus myQNAPcloud Service

In the blog post QNAP QTS 4.0 Desktop and Qsync Review I discussed using Qsync to synchronize files between a desktop computer and the QNAP TS-269L NAS located on my LAN. At the end of the post I mentioned that Qsync is able to synchronize files from a PC on an external network using the […]

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QNAP QTS 4.0 Desktop and Qsync Review

QNAP QTS 4.0 Desktop and Qsync Review

In the QNAP TS-269L Review and News article I introduced you to the new QTS 4.0 desktop on the NAS.  In this article I am going to show the Desktop in more detail and highlight some of the functions that the desktop provides.  I will also cover one of the applications from QNAP called Qsync […]

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QNAP TS-269L Review and News

QNAP TS-269L Review and News

Earlier this year the Home Server Show podcast received a QNAP TS-269L NAS to review and share our experience with our listeners and readers. The initial contact with QNAP started at CES 2013 when Dave visited the QNAP booth and talked to them about their line of network attached storage (NAS) devices. A few months […]

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Storage Spaces Performance in Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

Storage Spaces Performance in Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

  After finishing up my test build for Windows Server 2012 Essentials (“S2012E”) in a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer (“MicroServer”) I wanted to continue some of the testing I had started on Storage Spaces in Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer.   Contents: HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer Setting up a […]

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Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

Installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials on a HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

  After listening to the many discussions and seeing several demonstrations about Windows Server 2012 Essentials (“S2012E”) at the 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meet-Up I decided it was time to get more serious by testing S2012E in a live environment with live data in a HP N40L ProLiant Microserver (“MicroServer”). Contents: HP N40L ProLiant […]

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The Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Drive – DuoSwap MB971SP-B

The Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Drive – DuoSwap MB971SP-B

    In preparation for the 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meet-Up this year I was asked to review the Icy Dock 5.25” Hot Swap Drive Caddy for a 2.5” and a 3.5” SATA Hard Drive or SSD — DuoSwap MB971SP-B (“DuoSwap”). Details of the DuoSwap can also be found at Icy Dock’s site. Contents: […]

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A Look at Seagate’s FreeAgent GoFlex 4TB External Disk Drive & Western Digital’s USB 3.0 PCIe Card in a MicroServer

A Look at Seagate’s FreeAgent GoFlex 4TB External Disk Drive & Western Digital’s USB 3.0 PCIe Card in a MicroServer

By: John Stutsman I’m always looking at hard drives and ways that I can expand my storage capacity to better organize my systems and backups of those systems. The following is not strictly a review of the FreeAgent GoFlex 4TB or the WD USB 3.0 PCIe Card but more of a chronology of how well […]

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Review: Zalman VE200 External Hard Drive/Virtual Drive Enclosure

Review: Zalman VE200 External Hard Drive/Virtual Drive Enclosure

Guest post by forums member: ikon Zalman (http://www.zalman.com/eng/main.asp) is pretty well known for their computer accessories, particularly their CPU and GPU cooling products. Over the past few years they have expanded their line to include cases, power supplies, VGA cards, hard disk enclosures, and others. Recently, Zalman released a 2.5” hard drive enclosure that brings […]

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Running an SSD on WHS

Running an SSD on WHS

OK, I take back all the grief I told everyone on the forums about using an SSD in a Windows Home Server.  That being said, this is probably not for everyone but if you have a spare SSD it is worth considering. Okay let me set up the background of the experiment for you. Since I […]

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Deploying Windows Home Server 2011 with Oracle VirtualBox and a Drobo S

Deploying Windows Home Server 2011 with Oracle VirtualBox and a Drobo S

I have been reviewing a Drobo in some form or fashion since December 2010. Some reviews have been here and some over at my blog. In November 2010, Microsoft announced that it would remove Drive Extender (DE) from the WHS product.  This as already been covered completely here at the Home Server Show site.  Since […]

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