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Larger home servers...interest? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've noticed that the majority of home server solutions tend to support 4 drives at best, often with I/O that is insufficient for multiple HD video streams.

     

    Would there be an interest in a "high end" home server solution? Say..one that supported 8..or even 16 drives? Does it even scale that high? I would worry that it would be constantly "rebalancing" storage.....

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007 3:59 PM

All replies

  • WHS can scale but for larger systems DE doesn't scale as well as RAID5. DE with Duplication takes n*2 drives and RAID5 takes n+1 drives. There might be a market for large systems but it would only make sence for users that already have an assortment of drives or expect to have an assortment (constant upgraders).

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007 4:49 PM