Complete re-implementation of the Windows Storage Pool functionality (spoilers)

Posted by Paul Braren on Sep 25 2011 in
  • HomeServer
  • Storage
  • 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 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)