As the folks at HSS say, Ess is just not that consumer friendly compared to 2011. Have you thought of using 2011 with a third party backup/restore ( like Macrium ) ? May be easier/cheaper way to go, less admin overhead.
There does seem to be a way to use WD drives with 4K and WHS2. I would read the whole link if you want to go this way.
Another answer, not much different than the above, No, Yes, soon.
None yet, the 64 bit server ARM's are only available through Caldexa, and are definitely not cheap.
Late this year/early next year you will begin to see cheap 64 bit ARM processors aimed at low cost roles like a DIY NAS. No idea...
Doesn't seem to be a solid fix, but others have fixed this
1 way -
1. I applied all the server updates including all the optional ones (yes ie9 as well and all the .net updates)
2. I did the same on the machine I was trying to install the connector on (all optional updates)
3. Deleted all...
If you look on the MS 2011 forum there are a number of fixes, some that work. They are too long to post here.
Foundation for the home ? Well, maybe, if you want a non-consumer device setup, with a 15 client limit and active directory. Good for some, but still targeted at someone with sysadmin capabilities. The HP mediasmart's were inexpensive. Foundation's price has not been set, but will be above the...
I think your best bet are the tutorials on wegotserved. WHS 2011 is known as an easy install, just make sure your workgroup names are the same for all of your clients and the server. Set the time zone to West coast, good to go.
MS has said there will be no more WHS releases after the WHS 2011. You can purchase the Windows 8 2012 Essentials for $425. WHS 2011 will be available through 2016, and be supported for many years after that. Oh, and SBS is also discontinued...
But, before you scoop one up, pleease read - http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412640/are-you-looking-for-a-less-expensive-norco-4220-4224-alternative
I agree with most of what has been said, I guess my view is that with Flex going commercial that it's glaring weaknesses in the form of one person development/support/documentation/UI will be addressed. Maybe, Brahim can hire a babysitter, and someone else to support the forum.
Just another POV, if you want to do transcoding, that hardware spec will serve you well. You will need muscle for transcoding. As to the 1 vs. 2, 2 does have some quirks still, as long as you know about them, you'll be OK. Connector installs on older XP boxes and win7 64 ultimate can be a...
Another question, although you may mot be able to answer or test. The original MS DE on WHS1 was notorious for causing stuttering on streamed media, as it's IO activity caused havoc. Is Storage Spaces streaming any better ?
Most of the feedback I see has been positive, with a few caveats. NFS does not work on any of the DE's, and for some, that is a deal braker. Also, share permissions, when you select homegroup as opposed to just shares were causing problems. Transfer speeds may also be a problem.
Yes, there is an iscsi software available for 2011, yes, certain advanced features for the drives are available only through the control panel. The dashboard is there to keep people away from those levels of drive management. For a good reason. Really, if you need more help, you might try over...