Just a heads-up, something I spotted on LinkedIn's Home Server group. I have no further details, other than what's seen on the author's site, posted on Sep 19 2011. With all such products, I wonder about things like speed under actual use (can it handle multiple HD streams without hiccups, while data re-shuffling is underway?), we'll have to wait and see. I've posted to homeservershow.com/forums to see what others have to say about the potential for this product idea, which is still in the incubator with no announced release dates or beta sign-up yet.
Below is a cut-and-paste of all the text from the author's site, Sep 25, 2011 (the site also has some screenshots as well).
Complete re-implementation of the Windows Storage Pool functionality (spoilers)
by BRAHIM on SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
I have been fairly productive over the past weekend as I completed the re-implementation of the Windows version of the FlexRAID Storage Pooling functionality.
I made the decision to undertake this effort about two weeks ago and went in feet first not knowing what I was getting myself into.
Well, things went a lot smoother than feared.
Key features about this new implementation:
- Greater stability
- The Storage Pool can now act as a true NTFS or FAT/FAT32 drive
- Full NTFS security and full ACLs
- Better integration into the Windows ecosystem
- Full native support for WHS v2 and Windows Storage Server (fully manageable through the dashboard)