Arvald wrote:A couple things... WHS2011 has an artificial hard limit on RAM of 8GB. M$ forced this you need to go up to small business server for more RAM.
If you are using just a few drives I highly recommend Drive Bender to do storage pooling instead of RAID. http://www.drivebender.com
You can turn on replication to get redundancy similar to WHS 1.0
there are issues in WHS2011 using drives larger than 2TB but you hit those issues on any volume exceding 2TB.
Flying Fox wrote:What issues? GPT ones? Assuming you are not trying to boot from a GPT volume, as data volumes they should be fine?
drfish wrote:Should I just go with Win8 instead?
JustAnEngineer wrote:Why limit yourself to 2.0 TB drives when larger models are available?
Arvald wrote:Instead of a RAM drive for Minecraft consider a small cheap SSD? 60GB?
JustAnEngineer wrote:I know it's heresy to mention it, but there is another hard-drive manufacturer besides Western Digital. True, you might have to buy twice as many drives and run them in RAID1
because they're not as reliable as WD drives, but if they cost ¼ as much...
frumper15 wrote:I'm going to put in a vote that you get a copy of WHS - even if you just run it in a virtual machine. Assuming you've got other MS machines running at home, there is no simpler solution that I have found for bare-metal-recoverable (yes, that's a word) backups that includes versioning,etc. WHS combined with Crashplan is my backup solution of choice and I implore you to give it a shot (WHS) if you haven't before.
I guess this might be a silly question, but how are you planning to back this thing up?...