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Gen8 Microserver Firmware, Synology, Thecus, QNAP, and Deals on Home Server Show 252

This one has a little of everything.  I’ve got a great panel of guests here to talk Servers, NAS, and everything in between. I’ll fill you in on a Server Essentials 2012 R2 build.  John Stutsman fills us in on some changes that HP has made concerning customers and firmware downloads, Christopher Kenney joins to […]

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Category: Podcast, Windows Home Server

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HP P222/512 FBWC Unboxing/Installation HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer

By: JohnStutsman      Figure 1 — HP P222/512 FBWC with Low Profile Bracket attached that I made with the help of my Dermel   While it was delayed by the great storm in the Southeast during the end of January, 2014, my HP P222/512 FBWC finally arrived safe and sound in early February. Read […]

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Category: HP Microserver, Windows Home Server

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HP ProLiant MicroServer BIOS Flash with SP64420

By: John Stutsman Figure 1 — C: Prompt after the new BIOS has Successfully Flashed (SP64420 2013.10.01 (A) (15 NOV 2013))   A year ago in HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer Build and BIOS Modification Revisited I wrote about some of the things I learned in flashing my MicroServer BIOS with the modified BIOS from BIOS-MODS […]

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Category: HP Microserver, Windows Home Server

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BYOB Episode 140

  I am joined by special guest Ed from Bizmodeller, Director and Lead Developer of iHomeserver.  Ed talks in depth about his new upcoming version as well as key features of the existing version.  iHomeserver has always an outstanding product addressing a specific need and the upcoming version takes is to a whole new level.  I want to thank Ed for taking […]

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Category: BYOB

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An Olympic Sized Unlimited Cloud Backup Deal – Limited Time Only

The guys over at DrivePop just sent me another Unlimited Deal on Cloud backups so I wanted to share this one with you.  They have put an Olympic spin on the renewal period for their Cloud Backup plan and are offering it to Home Server Show readers and listeners. Here is the deal.  Subscribe now […]

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Category: Deals, Windows Home Server

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Drive Extender Replacement – Drive Bender, StableBit, and Storage Spaces on Home Server Show 251

A couple of guys talking storage for Windows Home Server and Essentials.  Are you interested in a Drive Extender type replacement?  That’s the subject on episode 251. John Zajdler and Chris Courtney join to talk Drive Bender, StableBit, and Storage Spaces.    We also take a look at large hard drive prices and go over some […]

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Category: Podcast, Windows Home Server

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HP’s New Rules to Access Firmware & Driver Downloads

By: John Stutsman   HP has announced a new policy for Firmware Update Access for HP ProLiant Servers. HP Vice President Mary McCoy explained last Friday (2/7/2014) in Customers for Life the new policy: This week, HP announced that effective February 19, 2014, we will provide firmware updates through the HP Support Center only to […]

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Category: HP Microserver

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BYOB Episode 139

Today I am joined by Christopher Courtney (aka: Drashna) to dig deeper into the topic of running a domain at home.  As enthusiasts, we will be faced with the potential of making the choice to either upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Essentials or possibly to look for other solutions.  Our discussion today deals with exploring […]

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Category: BYOB, Windows Home Server

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Looking at the Thecus N2310, 6TB Drives, & HP Gen 8 Drive Bracket 250

It’s episode 250 and it’s full of information for you! John Stutsman joins me to talk about the Thecus N2310 a little bit and we try to figure out what to do with a 6TB hard drive. What would you do with a couple? Do you know how much they cost?  Also, a little more […]

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Setup and install of the Thecus N2310

I’m powering up the Thecus N2310 for the first time and will take you step by step on what I experience.  If you missed the unboxing you can catch up with this video. I put a couple of 3TB WD Reds in the 2310 and fired it up.  The instructions included with the unit tell you […]

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Category: NAS, Review, Windows Home Server

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