Windows Home Server was designed with software extensibility and hardware extensibility in mind. As the amount and size of digital content grows, the ability to simply add more hard drives and more space to store your collections of files, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, photos, music, audiobooks, recorded TV shows, and movies will become more and more important.
This post help people understand how a “Windows Home Server” is in a completely new and different category than a “NAS (or Network Attached Storage)” device. The Customer Experience Improvement data currently shows that already 29% of home server customers have 4 or more hard drives. Here’re some facts:
- The largest number of hard drives currently attached to a home server is 27, there are lots and lots of people with more than 10 hard drives attached to their home servers
- The largest amount of available disk space that we have seen (so far) is: 22.06 terabytes
- The largest amount of used disk space that we have seen (so far) is: 19.32 terabytes
Windows Home Server Drive Extender was designed to allow people to easily grow the amount of available storage in their home servers. Some enthusiasts have a hard time grappling why the team didn't use RAID technologies?
NiveusMedia recently introduced their Cargo Edition, powered by Windows Home Server. Today there current top configuration comes with 16 hard drive bays and 16 terabytes of storage. By adding the Cargo Edition to the Niveus Movie Library, you will be able to access thousands of movies on demand, stored locally, and available across any networked Niveus Media Servers.
Does anybody remember the 5 megabyte hardcards that shipped in the early 1980s? Sadly, I do ...
Source:→ WHS Blog