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  • I'm thinking of re-installing Windows Home Server to an SSD as system drive. They cost quite a lot, but I'd like the safety of a flash drive. What is the minimum system drive size, would 32GB work fine?

    As I understand, Home Server does not "land" files copied to the shares onto the system drive anymore, so it should only be a matter of a comfortable size for the OS to run, correct?
    Monday, August 24, 2009 12:32 PM

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  • I'm thinking of re-installing Windows Home Server to an SSD as system drive. They cost quite a lot, but I'd like the safety of a flash drive. What is the minimum system drive size, would 32GB work fine?

    No.  The documented minimum size is 80 GB.  In reality it will let you install on a drive around 65 GB or so, but definitely not 32 GB. 

    As I understand, Home Server does not "land" files copied to the shares onto the system drive anymore, so it should only be a matter of a comfortable size for the OS to run, correct?
    That doesn't matter.  The OS will check and if you don't have a drive of sufficient size, you can't install WHS.
    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:04 PM
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