Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Mar 2007 11:08 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows As momentum grows around its new Windows Home Server line, which is due for release towards the end of this year, Microsoft is looking to keep the love flowing with its hardware partners, software developers and end users alike. Joel Sider, Senior Program Manager for Windows Home Server, told APC that the company intends to release a software development kit for the platform early next month.
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No it isn't. They've gone out of their way to explain that it isn't raid. For one, you aren't limited to adding drives of the same size. You can mix drive sizes (for instance adding a larger one) and not lose space. Also, any storage that you attach (usb drive etc) can automatically become part of the pool. My raid doesn't do either of those. Overall it seems like it might be easier to configure than raid but I don't see how it wouldn't be less reliable.

Reliability would be dictated by the quality of the HDDs I would have thought?

Excellent feature though this in itself is a large selling point.
Ive often found the limitations of mounting / RAID a pain when trying to do something useful with the last few hundred megs of disk space (too much to waste, too little to store much of anything useful).

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