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  • It's another week about the future.  Windows 8 and what it means to file systems, storage, and home servers.  We go over Storage Spaces in detail with Mike Faucher of the BYOB Podcast.  Lots of chat with zero news.  We dive right in!  Enjoy


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    This was a terrible podcast. You decide to measure Storage Spaces based on it's performance in parity mode instead of comparing it the more WHS-like functionality (i.e. mirroring). I would have liked a discussion on the logical space vs total pool space and how you can add these logical spaces that make up the total pool space. There's also an option to select a larger pool size that's larger than the physical pool storage can provide -what does that mean and how does it work. Nice to know that parity performance isn't great but how about a real informative discussion on Storage Spaces and the flexibility, advantages, disadvantages it offers. Now for some more ranting... Dave - Get with it. You don't come across as prepared for the podcast at all (you're ALL over the place), you never have enough time to do anything (enough about that please - everyone's busy), and you sound like your gonna fall asleep any minute. John - Say what you need to say and stop - you go on and on and on and on... and on. Jim - No issues I've been listening to you guys for awhile but it's starting to get painful... Thanks in advance for listening!!
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    Sadly, I am in agreement. Nobody seems to really want to put the spit & polish into the podcast anymore. This episode wasn't tolerable to listen all the way through. There is a tag here about Drive Pool, but I can't seem to find the content related to it. I just bought it, and was hoping to hear some material on it, but this was mostly a drawn-out storage spaces tirade.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I always appreciate it even if it's the hard hitting kind. I agree with you on this show. It was not the best we could have done. I won't make excuses but I've tried to let you guys know that I'm at a very hectic spot in my life right now. The podcast and site have to take a back seat to these things. I would love nothing more if this were my full time job. Believe me on that. There is a ton of stuff in Windows 8 and Storage Spaces that needs to be covered and your right in your request to hear a better comparison. In response to guest, I'm working on that spit and polish. I'll be rolling out some changes once all the dust settles around here. Thanks for your comments.
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    I'd have to agree as well. We can always continue to make it a better show. Thanks for the comments and the feedback.
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    Hey - keep strong and carry on gents. I can't think of a Podcast topic that's more important than our own lives, so please don't sweat it. Take care of first things first. When things do hop back into the HSS cockpit, I'd like to second the request to get a refreshed look/review/interview on DrivePool from StableBit. I've also purchased this product, installed it, and have my fingers crossed after my EX490 bit the big one. Built a new WHS and dove all in. I didn't care too much for DriveBender, but also didn't spend much time with it. DrivePool just seemed to click for me. Again, keep up the good work, and do not get discouraged. We appreciate the show a ton!!
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