About a year ago I bought a 3TB “NAS” running Windows Home Server: Acer Aspire EasyStore H341.
After a 15 minute setup per machine in my household everything gets automated daily, full backups.
Two days ago my ssd crashed with “SMART status BAD – backup and replace drive”, unable to ignore/boot, windows 7 repair tools didn’t even recognize the drive…
- Drive to the next store with the ssd replacement i wanted: 15 minutes
- New SSD: 200€
- Booting from the Home Server recovery CD, selecting which partitions to recover: 10 minutes
- All ssd partitions restored: 30 minutes (Gbit lan, yay)
- Reboot, working system (only 6h changes lost, luckily I was mostly sorting my mails)
Windows Home Server makes even complete drive failures a non-event, I really love this fine piece of working, reliable soft- and hardware!