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Old 01-11-2012, 11:00 PM
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Default Begone Storage Problems With Windows 8!

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.anandtech.com/show/5307/windows-8s-storage-spaces-detailed' target='_blank'>http://www.anandtech.com/show/5307/...spaces-detailed</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Windows 8's new Storage Spaces functionality will easily allow users and system administrators to pool different physical drives together into one logical drive, writes Rajeev Nagar on the Building Windows 8 blog. This functionality, which is similar in some ways to the now-discontinued Windows Home Server Drive Extender, will allow drives of any capacity connected to a PC by USB, SATA, or SAS interfaces to be seen by the OS as one large drive."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1326312520.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Yes!&nbsp; Yesyesyesyes, and oh yes!&nbsp; Like any self-respecting geek, I maintain a NAS at home for all my storage needs.&nbsp; Currently, I use Windows Home Server 2003 and the primary reason for it is a nice little feature called Drive Extender.&nbsp; Basically, it manages your hard drives so that they look like a single drive.&nbsp; Why not use something like RAID or JBOD?&nbsp; Well, RAID, while nice, has limitations that usually are set when you initially set up the array, while JBOD has its own issues with drive failure.&nbsp; Drive Extender manages everything for you so you can stop worrying and just enjoy a mega-terrabyte drive.&nbsp; Microsoft, in its evil ways, decided to cut DE from WHS 2008 so I have been stuck with my existing storage system, but it looks like Windows 8, while not a NAS OS, might let me keep up to date and use newer hard drives!</p>
 
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