Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How To's: Build Your Own Windows Home Server

The Microsoft Windows Home Server OS system helps you to centralize and connect your digital things, enabling you to share,store, access and automatically protect your most important pictures, videos, music, and files.

You can buy Hewlett Packard (HP), Media Server for £399 or $800 inclusive of VAT with poor specs. You get

  • No RAID disk drive redundancy (drive failure = all your data lost)
  • No LAN (according to PC World, Dixons and Currys!)
  • No Performance RAM
  • No Performance Motherboard
  • No HD output
  • No 3D graphics accellerator
  • No Energy Efficient PSU
  • No near-Silent CPU fan
  • and the list goes on…
If build your own Media Server PC, you can save half of the cost.

Here are the How To's

Getting Started Guide to Windows Home Server

Here is the guide to activate the Evaluation version of Windows Home Server.