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Great product now at a great price
on 28 July 2011
I have run WHS v1 for several years as well as a WHS2011 server throughout the beta stages for comparison; auto backups of all our 8 PC's for great peace of mind from both versions. WHS2011 works great for me, it's 64-bit and handles what goes on behind the scenes faster. Added bonus is that you can stream your music, tv recordings, films and photos to wherever you or family members happen to be outside home in acceptable quality. It's also much easier to customise than v1 if you want to use e.g. your family website domain instead of the usual xxxx.homeserver.com, or a different web background.
The lacking DriveExtender bemoaned by many v1 fans is not a problem if you're used to tidying up your files once in a while and just keep an eye out for how filled your disks are. If you really miss it that much, then there are at least three add-ins out there that add this functionality.
One minor issue is that 64-bit drivers for older printers etc. may be difficult to find. At the current price around £45, given the fact you actually get a Microsoft Server 2011 version with a home user-friendly interface, what's not to like?