Windows Home Server 65GB limit workaround?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by ScarySpons, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. ScarySpons

    ScarySpons MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if there is a workaround for the
    HD limitation of a minimum of 65GB before you can
    install WHS on an old PC? ... o_O

    Couldn't find anything on google...
    Can someone please confirm that it doesn't exists?

    TiA!
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    And that being a problem, because?

    Smallest drive one can find is 80Gb, limite removed

    sebus
     
  3. ScarySpons

    ScarySpons MDL Novice

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    Thanx for your answer Sebus.

    But as i said.. it is an old PC...
    so i have a 40 GB HD in it...
    And it is IDE.. so i will not invest in a 80 GB disk...
    So please..i just need an answer if there is a workaround or not..
    NO other answers please..i can think of that too... :)
    Thnx anyways..
     
  4. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    Sebus is right, 80GB HDDs are peanuts these days, £10 on ebay, simple.

    But to answer your question OP, there is no hack to remove the HDD size minimal limit, AFAIK.
     
  5. Auto

    Auto MDL Novice

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    In the new WHS is minimum HD 120GB, so mabye time to get your self a new HD mate.
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    The 65Gb limit is for Vail I believe, not WHS based on Server 2003

    And what kind of *****build does the above procedure create?

    sebus
     
  7. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    @xinso,
    Wouldn't it be quicker to buy a second hand 80gb HDD on ebay. :D

    @Sebus,
    WHS v1.0 (SVR2003) min specs are 65gb HDD
    WHS v2.0 (Vail) min specs are 120gb HDD

    @Everyone,
    WHS v1.0 would have real problems with that small a HDD, as free space on the SYS drive is used as a 'Landing Zone' for file transfers.
    PP3 is ment to fix this, but with WHS v1.0 the bigger the HDD the SYS drive is on the better the performance.
     
  8. seniorgeek1969

    seniorgeek1969 MDL Junior Member

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    Not to mention how old the drive must be, it would suck hard to go through all that work only to have the drive fail. I mean why bother? Just spend 50 bucks and buy a new one
     
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  9. krabbler

    krabbler MDL Novice

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    Image mit Ghost (oder ähnlichem)

    Hi,

    if there is time for it and space on a different Client install it there an use Ghost disc-to-disc cloning with resizing

    Krabbler
     
  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Good to know, the only WHS I was playing with was HP MSS image (but still prefer Openfiler)

    sebus
     
  11. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Looks like WHS v2.0 (Vail) or WHS 2011 has increased its min specs to include 2GB RAM as well.
    Sounds good, remove the most important parts of the OS and still increase the min specs. :eek: