Oh the pitfalls of building a WHS out of spare parts is finnaly hit me....2 failed drives in 2 months.... RRS feed

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  • back in july, my system drive died.....so i took the time to upgrade the mobo, cpu, and memory from an onld P3/512 ram to a stout P4/4 gigs ram.

    All is sailing along smooth, when my server started randomly shutting down over the last few days.  SMART hard drive predicted failure wasnt kidding....died in 3 days from the first log entry.

    Thank god for duplication.

    But the wife thinks i play around with that dam thing way too much. 
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 9:05 PM

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  • The generic term for a server cobbled together from parts that the Windows Home Server team at least used to use was Frankenserver. Coincidentally (because I didn't know that at the time) my first Windows Home Server (in early 2007, during the beta) was named Frankenserver for the same reason: it was cobbled together from parts I had lying around. :)

    Old computer parts are just like anything else: old and closer to failure, on average, than new parts.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, September 18, 2009 4:20 PM