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Windows 7: Windows Home Server 2008 R2 Vail

16 Aug 2010   #11
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Sounds good osholt, I'm in the process of installing an SSD into my main rig so I can use one of my two 250GB drives in my Dell machine that will soon have VAIL installed on it.
Just so you know Vail insists on wiping all HDDs (not just the boot drive) during installation.

I had this problem originally and got round but just unplugging the non boot drive .

That was my first proper experience with a server OS so I guess that is pretty standard to wipe all drives.

I hope your install is going to go/is going/has gone well

Oli


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16 Aug 2010   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes I noticed that it insisted on wiping the drive and that it also requires a minimum of 160GB. I like how you can access the server and work on it from another networked machine. Should be interesting to see how it works. Can't wait to install the SSD on this system.
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16 Aug 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Yes I noticed that it insisted on wiping the drive and that it also requires a minimum of 160GB. I like how you can access the server and work on it from another networked machine. Should be interesting to see how it works. Can't wait to install the SSD on this system.
An SSD for a Windows Home Server? I don't really see the point. You would be limited by the gigabit speeds of the network and it's a box that you won't be rebooting hardly at all...nor running any applications from it. So, what am I missing?
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16 Aug 2010   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Yes I noticed that it insisted on wiping the drive and that it also requires a minimum of 160GB. I like how you can access the server and work on it from another networked machine. Should be interesting to see how it works. Can't wait to install the SSD on this system.
An SSD for a Windows Home Server? I don't really see the point. You would be limited by the gigabit speeds of the network and it's a box that you won't be rebooting hardly at all...nor running any applications from it. So, what am I missing?
The SSD is for my main rig and one of the two 250GB HDD's that was in my main rig will be used for my server. SSD for this rig will be nice.
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16 Aug 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The SSD is for my main rig and one of the two 250GB HDD's that was in my main rig will be used for my server. SSD for this rig will be nice.
Alright, all confusion gone now.
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