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    #1 jdzions

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    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.

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    #2 ImTheTypeOfGuy

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    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.
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    #3 jmwills

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    Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

    You mean Server 8, or whatever they call it. Server 2008 is already here.
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    #4 Greg Welch

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    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
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    #5 ImTheTypeOfGuy

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    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.
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    #6 gcoupe

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    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.
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    #7 ikon

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    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 ;)
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    #8 ImTheTypeOfGuy

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    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.
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    - 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
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