Jump to content


Photo

Win8 Storage Pools vs. DE replacements in WHS2011


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 jdzions

jdzions

    HSS Member

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • LocationRedmond, WA

Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:15 PM

Microsoft finally announced the all-singing, all-dancing, does-what-DE-did-but-better feature for Win8, called Storage Pools.

I suppose discussion of what that might mean should happen in the "Operating Systems / Win8" section of the forum.

Personally, I hope the folks making DE replacements for 2011 don't throw up their hands and walk away. I suspect 3rd party tools are going to be easier for mere mortals to use.

Jason

(Full disclosure: I work for Microsoft, but not in the part of the company that has anything to do with this stuff. I'm just a fan of the podcast and a devoted user of WHS.)
Full disclosure: I work for Microsoft Corporation, though I do not work for the Windows Server team.

#2 ImTheTypeOfGuy

ImTheTypeOfGuy

    HSS Master

  • Donating Member
  • 2,506 posts
  • LocationhOUston

Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:38 PM

I agree because I would imagine a lot of people will be using WHS 2011 several years from now even though Server 8 will be out. I can't wait for Server 8.
ITTOG


- WHS V1: Dell XPS 420; Quad Core @ 2.66 GHz; 4 GB RAM
- S2008R2: Lian Li PC-A70F, EVGA X58 3X SLI, i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz; 12 GB RAM, 2 x 250 GB WD Black Caviar in IcyDock Enclosure with Raid 1, EVGA GeForce GT 240, 12TB RAID5
- HTPC: Silverstone Lascala, Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3, i3 530 @ 2.93 GHz, 4 GB Ram, 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 12TB RAID5
- Personal Desktop: Lian Li PC-9F, ASUS Sabertooth P67, i7 2600k @ 4.1 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2 x 120 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD's in Raid 0, EVGA GTX580
- Kids Desktop: Dell Dimension 8400 Pentium 4 560, 3.6GHz, 2 GB RAM - Lets not forget this beauty!
- Other Devices: iPad, Boxee Box, XBox's, PS3, Wii, and HP TouchPad

#3 jmwills

jmwills

    HSS Genius

  • Donating Member
  • 9,164 posts
  • LocationSweet Home Alabama

Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

You mean Server 8, or whatever they call it. Server 2008 is already here.
Windows 10 Desktop - Intel D8H67BL, Intel i3-530 CPU w/16GB G-Skill DDR3 1333 RAMServer 2012R2 -Norco RPC 450B- SuperMicro D-1541 SOC w/128GB RAM – Roles: Hyper-V (SharePoint 2013/2016-DC-SQL-WSE 2012R2, WHS 2011 Test, Windows10,)<p>WHS2011-Norco RPC 450B - i3 SandyBridge - 8GB RAM Rocket RAID 2720 4 x 3TB WD RedTravel Laptop: Lenovo U310 13.3" Windows 10 Build 10544

#4 Greg Welch

Greg Welch

    HSS Champion

  • Donating Member
  • 458 posts
  • LocationLas Vegas, NV

Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:28 PM

I may never use the Windows 8 pool feature, and for the most part access what i do use from the server stored on Raid



and as for Server 8, hell ya ill give it a try

Synology DS1513+ backed up to IoSafe N2 with integrated Synology DSM


 


#5 ImTheTypeOfGuy

ImTheTypeOfGuy

    HSS Master

  • Donating Member
  • 2,506 posts
  • LocationhOUston

Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

You mean Server 8, or whatever they call it. Server 2008 is already here.


Oops, thanks for the heads up. I corected it.

I may never use the Windows 8 pool feature, and for the most part access what i do use from the server stored on Raid



and as for Server 8, hell ya ill give it a try


I will use it for everything but movies.
ITTOG


- WHS V1: Dell XPS 420; Quad Core @ 2.66 GHz; 4 GB RAM
- S2008R2: Lian Li PC-A70F, EVGA X58 3X SLI, i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz; 12 GB RAM, 2 x 250 GB WD Black Caviar in IcyDock Enclosure with Raid 1, EVGA GeForce GT 240, 12TB RAID5
- HTPC: Silverstone Lascala, Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3, i3 530 @ 2.93 GHz, 4 GB Ram, 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 12TB RAID5
- Personal Desktop: Lian Li PC-9F, ASUS Sabertooth P67, i7 2600k @ 4.1 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2 x 120 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD's in Raid 0, EVGA GTX580
- Kids Desktop: Dell Dimension 8400 Pentium 4 560, 3.6GHz, 2 GB RAM - Lets not forget this beauty!
- Other Devices: iPad, Boxee Box, XBox's, PS3, Wii, and HP TouchPad

#6 gcoupe

gcoupe

    HSS Pro

  • Members
  • 240 posts
  • LocationNetherlands

Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:06 AM

Well, that Microsoft post on Storage Spaces does state that the technology can be deployed on a Home PC as well as in the Data Center, so I would hope that Microsoft will provide a simple-to-use tool for configuring at least a basic setup for the home user.

If the home version of Windows 8 does come with an entry-level storage pool capability, then all we need is the multi-client backup functionality of WHS to be available, and it seems to me that WHS 2011 has been cut off at the knees.

I wouldn't mind betting that we'll see Add-on Apps available from Microsoft in the Windows 8 marketplace that will give us more than WHS 2011 capability.

#7 ikon

ikon

    HSS Elite Genius

  • Donating Member
  • 16,090 posts

Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:25 PM

I wouldn't mind betting that we'll see Add-on Apps available from Microsoft in the Windows 8 marketplace that will give us more than WHS 2011 capability.


I wouldn't take that bet ;)

If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you.


#8 ImTheTypeOfGuy

ImTheTypeOfGuy

    HSS Master

  • Donating Member
  • 2,506 posts
  • LocationhOUston

Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

I wouldn't mind betting that we'll see Add-on Apps available from Microsoft in the Windows 8 marketplace that will give us more than WHS 2011 capability.


It makes sense. Wouldn't be worth it to make WHS for 12 buyers.
ITTOG


- WHS V1: Dell XPS 420; Quad Core @ 2.66 GHz; 4 GB RAM
- S2008R2: Lian Li PC-A70F, EVGA X58 3X SLI, i7 920 @ 2.67 GHz; 12 GB RAM, 2 x 250 GB WD Black Caviar in IcyDock Enclosure with Raid 1, EVGA GeForce GT 240, 12TB RAID5
- HTPC: Silverstone Lascala, Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3, i3 530 @ 2.93 GHz, 4 GB Ram, 60 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 12TB RAID5
- Personal Desktop: Lian Li PC-9F, ASUS Sabertooth P67, i7 2600k @ 4.1 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2 x 120 GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD's in Raid 0, EVGA GTX580
- Kids Desktop: Dell Dimension 8400 Pentium 4 560, 3.6GHz, 2 GB RAM - Lets not forget this beauty!
- Other Devices: iPad, Boxee Box, XBox's, PS3, Wii, and HP TouchPad