WHS @ 98.9% Capacity

I have been on a downloading rampage and the results are aparent, I pretty much forgot about Hazmat Windows Home Server since upgrading it to 14 TB in May. It didn’t take long to fill it to capacity and with only 70% duplication for a few folders. Its really not recommend to reach that high a capacity with all the hard drives, they balance each other and right now very little data can flow between the hard drives to spread the data. So now I’m running on suicide watch, keeping an eye on the server to see if anything goes wrong right now, one of the hard drivers required to be repaired because the data was slighlty inconsistent. I stuck with my other WHS since I think the Motherboard died and I knew it was on the verge of giving up but I have been too damn lazy to perform the transplant. So I have jumped the gun for a quick solution, I ordered a Sans Digital Sata 8 TowerRaid which will connect to the other two eSata connections on the PCI-X card in Hazmat Server. I’m crossing my fingers that the Tower Raid gets here quickly.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

5 Comments

  1. How much of your stuff are in HD??
    my server has a capacity of 7TB ND I’m on 5TB i think at the moment.

    And does your solution means that you are going to link external HDD and add them to your server?

  2. Al-Rezaga

    Wow ! Man you really need to let go of some HD materials !

  3. @Big N – A majority of my movies are in HD! I already have a Sata Tower connected to the Server, my solution is to connect another one to the server for now. Earlier I was thinking about installing the Backplanes into the Server but that means dissecting the other WHS server which I can’t do at the moment!

    @Al-Rezaga – Why delete when storage is cheap, 1TB drives go for less then $90. I’m archiving everything!

  4. Do you get unlimited internet bandwidth?

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