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Old 05-20-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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*Windows 8 Storage Spaces: Built-in RAID*

Looks interesting, I haven't looked into it yet as my W-8 os is down.

Windows 8 Storage Spaces: Built-in RAID and thin provisioning for all the family | ExtremeTech
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Re: *Windows 8 Storage Spaces: Built-in RAID*

This blows me away!!

MS has brought back the "failed" Drive Extender Technology that was first a normal part of Windowws Home Server Version 1....

worked great but a tad "buggy" at first....most problems were sorted within a year

Concept was brilliant!!

didn't matter what size of drive----you just threw it into the "pool"....

that drive's info was backed up somewhere else in the "pool" so if it failed----no big deal, you just pulled the bad drive out and put a new one in and the Pool rebuilt itself......

simple, clean, trmrndously easy to set up and maintain-----and PERFECT for a Home Server environment----and the normal Joe Schmoe with little computer saavy.

Drive Extender was removed from Windows Home Server version 2 as Microsoft said they could not get all the bugs out of the technology.....

It was a HUGE blow to sales of Windows Home Server Version 2 which seems to have become a marginalized product now.....
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Now it looks like they are bringing it back......GREAT!!

anything to add value to the BOMB Win 8 is going to be in it's current offering.....

I went to a conference the other day and talked with three different CIO's of fairly decent size business's.

Needless to say, Win 8 will NOT be purchased by their companies unless they get away from offering a Tablet Only style interface.

One guy said, "I've got all Desktop PCs and Laptops......if I wanted tablets for my organizations....I'd go buy iPads for us.... In fact, with this offering from Microsoft, we may just look into that anyway!"

He was not happy......

Me----I will buy Win 8----and try to make it work for me.....

Why?? Because it's what I do.....LOL

But it is NOT going on my main machine till I am confident and can at least manuever around better in it....

right now....I'm just kinda lost in it.....
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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Re: *Windows 8 Storage Spaces: Built-in RAID*

Another commercial trick to entice the masses?
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Re: *Windows 8 Storage Spaces: Built-in RAID*

So basically just software level RAID. Pretty cool feature though I don't know if it makes up for the totally weird interface of Win 8. I still have it on my Velociraptor. I haven't played with it in a while. I have always switched to the newest OS when it comes out. Not sure I'm going to this time...
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
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Re: *Windows 8 Storage Spaces: Built-in RAID*

Thanks John for your info/history on said subject...
I've been playing around with W-8 Storage Spaces. I've
created a 2xdrive mirrored RAID array. Its easy and neat.
Here's a screen shot of setup... I've still more to learn, but
basic setup is easy...
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Re: *Windows 8 Storage Spaces: Built-in RAID*

There might be some value here....

A simple, easy, Home Server environment

Using one computer with a huge "Drive Pool" and all the rest tied in with expanded, built in... "HomeGroup" technology....

An easy way to set up a decent home network server.....without all the server software fuss....
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Re: *Windows 8 Storage Spaces: Built-in RAID*

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There might be some value here....

A simple, easy, Home Server environment

Using one computer with a huge "Drive Pool" and all the rest tied in with expanded, built in... "HomeGroup" technology....

An easy way to set up a decent home network server.....without all the server software fuss....
That's probably what they are shooting for. It's a good idea.
Now all they need to do is offer multiple versions of the OS UI, e.g. one for phone/tablet and one for laptop/desktop.
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Now all they need to do is offer multiple versions of the OS UI, e.g. one for phone/tablet and one for laptop/desktop.
Kinda like Apple does now....LOL

Geez..... It ain't rocket science Microsoft.

Please---PLEASE......wake up!
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Kinda like Apple does now...
Bingo.
If they are going to copy, they may as well do it right.
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Bingo.
If they are going to copy, they may as well do it right.
M$ has copied Apple from the very beginning. As much as I have reservations against Macintosh, there can be no doubt they are foremost in innovation. I would think M$ would certainly adapt a more familiar interface for desktop use for Win8. Everyone is screaming for it. So unless they really want to jam the touch screen nonsense down our throats, they are going to have to bend. It's not like it would be hard to do. If they don't, then be assured there will be mods to do this if there isn't already.
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