Thought I would provide an update from the previous post about how the PS3 Media Server. Works fantastically, no chunking or buffering issues, at least not thus far. Quality of the streamed mkv’s is top notch. All in all I’m very impressed with it.
WHS2011 update… Well, its running, fully operational, kinda. So, the System/OS drive is a pair of 500GB SATA drives in Raid1 configuration, for server backup. I have a primary data drive of 2 2TB drives in Raid1. I then have a second data drive consisting of 4 1TB drives in Raid10. I had initially thought about doing Raid5, and I may still go back that route, especially with some of the difficulties I have been having with this array. I was able to move our 38GB of Pictures from the primary data drive to the second data drive. I setup to move/migrate the Music directory, which thanks to Cosmo is now nearing 400GB in size. I started the move, 8 hours later still at 0%. So I cancelled the move, its been “cancelling” now for some 36 hours. *sigh* So I am now in the process of running a chkdsk on that raid group, currently only about ½ through the first Stage of it. All in all, not a happy camper right now. My plan, get this back into 100% operational order and give the Music folder move another go and see where I get from there. Other than that I have been quite happy with WHS2011 as a whole. I think converting the 4 1TB drives to a Raid5 would be a good idea as gaining the extra TB for the client backups would be optimal. We shall see, I will update at that time.