mercoledì 7 marzo 2007 23:56
WHS said that my USB 160Gig drive was failing and that I should do a repair.
I did a repair, however, not sucessfully. A bug has been submitted. Anyhow, all my files have been corrupted now and I have to start over.
For the record, The 200GIG of files that I have uploaded on the server at 1meg/min is now gonzo. I know that there was about 3 days, where there was nothing but uploading happening.
I am having nothing but problems with WHS, and I have invested alot of time and money in it over the last two weeks. This is my first expierience with a Beta, but alas, I think that I am done.
I cant wait to see the final product, but my computers cannot handle the betas anymore, nor I.
Thanks for letting me see a glimpse of the future.
Oh, one last thing, When I re-installed the software again, it would not activate my product key as it says that it has already activated it. No hardware has changed on the PC. Just something to consider if you are planning on re-installing.
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giovedì 8 marzo 2007 01:50Sorry to hear you had so much trouble. I too had a lot of trouble when I started, but things stabilized on my second and third tries.
One thing I did that made a "MASSIVE" improvement was to not use my USB drives my second time around. I don't know why I had such a performance problem, but my numbers were a lot like yours. And I too had the "drive failing" error, and the corrupt data, and all. I think I may have actually had a disk with a lot of bad sectors and I just didn't know it, but I also think that USB performance might not be totally stable. Either way, I think you can make it work, but it takes a commitment of a lot of time and effort. This beta in particular is not for the faint of heart.
As for activation, you can go to connect and request a new key. I believe they said everyone can get up to 5.
Good luck on the next try.
*p.s. - I now get 15 - 20 MB/sec transfers consistently
*p.p.s - Here's a thread I posted early in my experience that you might find helpful:
giovedì 8 marzo 2007 04:34
Thank you for your feedback. Perhaps I will try again, once I get the nerve up.
I read your link and I thought that your suggestions were insightful and well though out. For the record, on my second try, I had removed my USB drive, and simply went with the EIDE as the Primary and a SATA as the ED. All of the suggestions that you had posted were either turned off or not activated. The transfer speed had not changed past the 1Mbps mark. One of the 100 problems that I had, like many others is that the inspection phase of the install would not allow the SATA drive to be installed as the primary due to "driver issues" I guess. That is why I was stuck buying an additional EIDE drive (which I will now be returning).
One other thing that I have to keep in context is the amount of money I have spent and need to spend to really get this thing going. I have come to realize with this version of the beta that a P3 866 with 512 Meg of Ram just isnt enough to cut it. Even though it is right at the bottom of the minimum standards. I have read in some posts that others have had great sucess with it, but not me. So.. Do I invest another 150 on top of the 400 hundred that I have already spent to upgrade my memory to a cool 1Gig? I could have now bought a brand new barebones system for 400.
I am trying to also keep in context what it is that I want this machine to do. Currently, I just share my data drive and my other computers and Xbox 360 have had no troubles accessing the information. I guess I just wanted more. But in this case, WHS on my P3 although would offer me more options than simply a shared drive will probably be more limited in ways of multi-tasking or multiple file distrubtion performance in the long run. I would like a setup that will last me for 5 years and can handle my current setup and any future setup of multiple users accessing the server at one time.
I think that I may now look at the option that others have done is a on a Virtual PC. :)
WHS is still really fun to putz with when your not ready to throw your machine out the window.
giovedì 8 marzo 2007 12:56LOL! I feel your pain. I guess we're the equivalent to the previous generation's 4 guys looking into the hood of the car saying, "Yep.... I bet the fuel pump's goin' out", and similar things. I'm always looking for something to tinker and fight with, and this one has proven a worthy adversary.
I think a lot of the trouble people are having are due to "one bad component", and it's making their experience hell. Some of the possible bad components that have showed up so far:
1) Disk with bad sectors
2) E-Sata with a bad cable
3) NIC with a bad driver
4) Network with a bad cable (or noise on the cable)
5) A cheap switch (or yikes - a hub)
5) Multiple USB drives on the same bus
Couple that with the known bugs, and it's a 50/50 on how someone's experience will go. My guess is that those with a short amount of patience will say, "call me when the next version is released", and the others will keep flipping switches, rebooting, and cursing, but ultimately enjoying the experience.