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Buy cheap or build for long term? RRS feed

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  • Build for the long term. You will almost certainly experience less headaches as a result. An old system may have marginal components, which are on the edge of failure: mechanical components (fans, drives) will be old and may be unhealthy; old capacitors may be dried out, other electronic components may have drifted out of spec, etc.

    Files in your server's shares are just files, nothing more. Windows Home Server uses the NTFS file system for all it's drives. So while Drive Extender works magic behind the scenes, the files themselves are readable on any computer that can read an NTFS formatted drive.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:15 PM
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