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Old 03-29-2009, 08:20 PM
-=Jeff=- -=Jeff=- is offline
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WHS and drive pool question

Currently I am running a XP2500 + single core for my SageTV and X10, as well as a file server for some documents. Oh yeah this is an XP Pro machine

I was hoping to build a quad core in Feb, with WHS BUT, we bought a netbook for my wife instead.

I am still thinking of the WHS route, and might use my current XP box for the WHS set-up but I am curious on the Drive pool.. my Current MOBO has a sata Controller with 2 ports ( I have 2 750GB drives) then I added a PCI Sata card with one port (1 tb) and it also has an eSATA connection.

will eSATA be allowed in the drive pool? better yet is 2 SATA controller going to be an issue?

Lastly is the XP2500+ enough?

currently I have 2 PVR150s and another analog tuner (hardware encoder but I forget the name)

also have 1 HDHR, hoping to expand to a second HDHR.

I am using 2 HD100s and hoping to add a 3rd.

any info would be great.

I do have a Xp3800 x2 we use as our main desktop int he house ( wife more then me) which I could redo to be our Server..

thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:41 AM
Beefcake550 Beefcake550 is offline
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I would think that's enough of a CPU for simply serving up files...

You can definitely add ESATA drives to the pool no problem. You can even add USB drives. No issues with the 2 STA controlelr thing either.. I have a RAID5 controller and the built in ICH10.

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:53 AM
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Cool.. now I need to get a HD to use for the WHS install ( and get WHS). I like the Hardware I am currently using for my server. I know once I get started on the switch over i will have more questions.. it will probably be this summer once the seasons are over
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