As I mentioned in part 1, I wanted to upgrade my WHS 2011 server with faster and larger drives. My WHS is becoming more and more the center of everything I do, from streaming content, to syncing my cloud services, to ripping and transcoding movies. As I am increasing the use of my server, I […]
No matter what kind of hardware you buy sometimes things go bad. I have been running two servers for quite some time now. One as my Windows Home Server, and the other is Server 2008R2 which I use not only for backup, but use as a Hyper-V server to run a variety of VM’s. As […]
About a year ago, I built a small PC that I refer to as my Utility PC. It was setup for a multitude of things such as recording my security cameras, running my home automation, managing iTunes using iHomeserver, Photostream, and handled my Eye-Fi. In addition to all these tasks, I was also using streaming […]
I am often asked about what tweaks I make to an SSD as well as what to do to extend the life and maximize the usability. Below is a step by step of what I do with my own systems. There are many theories and practices that are used and all have some merit. This […]
As an avid fan of dedicated boxes, I have always opted not to use virtual machines in my production environment. Not because I am against it but rather for simplicity and backup. I have been playing around with Hyper-V as well as desktop VM solutions such as Virtual Box and VM Player for quite some […]
Often we come up with unusual needs for a computer. In my case, since I could not accomplish what I needed to with the use of VM’s, I decided that I needed to build a small PC to use for a single purpose, recording. I will spare you the details as to what forced the […]
Below are a series of videos that will hopefully help you build your own systems. They will walk you through every step of the build and hopefully help you understand the importance of some of the parts selections as well as some tips and tricks.