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CDW Giveaway: Win a copy of StableBit DrivePool for Windows Home Server 2011


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When Microsoft removed Drive Extender from Windows Home Server 2011, Covecube jumped in and brought us StableBit DrivePool to replace the functionality. In the next of our giveaways, you can win a full licence – and we have five to give away.


Here is how CoveCube describes this application:

  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can’t be used.

The Giveaway

As we mentioned, we have five full licences of StableBit DrivePool, worth $19.95 each to give away.

So what do you have to do to win?

All you have to do is leave us a comment here, or send us an email, saying why you want a copy and we will pick five winners.

The giveaway will run until Sunday 6th May and the winners will be announced on the site.

Good luck, and thanks again to Covecube for the licences.

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. I think this is one of the better drive extender replacement options as I like the fact it uses what I would say ‘normal’ drive formatting and file system NTFS. So if your server crashes or the OS gets corrupted then the data is all still there, just yank out the disks and read them in another machine.

  2. thanks for this contest, a great reliable tool, i wonder if there is a tab to see what hd is on the original file and the duplicate file.

  3. I would like to move off my WHS v1 server to WHS 2011, but I don’t want to lose the extender feature. StableBit DrivePool would allow me to finally do the migration. That’s why I need a copy of this.


  4. I’d love a license. I just rebuilt my WHS machine yesterday and also decided to go with a trial of DrivePool. So far, I really like it.

  5. I think this better than standart Windows WHS ’11 organize. Several disks into one. Second, everything is stored in the NTFS. How will the problem is that I can somehow recover the data. So many and so many.

  6. I would love a copy. I will be purchasing a license regardless once I add another hard drive to my WHS system.

  7. I have been using Stablebit since it started. I would like a license so I can continue using this great program!

  8. i am running WHS v1 because i don’t have a way to replicate my data as it is the primary reason for using WHS. A copy of DrivePool would mean that there is no reason to stick with v1 and move to 2011

  9. I’m just running this in trial mode and plan to purchase it anyway. It seems to be stable, easy to use and above all, reliable. Thanks for this opportunity to win a free license code.

  10. I would like to make WHS 2011 as functional as WHS 2008 was. Without DE or equivalent, 2011 will have to be uninstalled and given away. Please let me keep the new version. Thanks.

  11. I’m running WHS v.1 with 4 drives, about filled up but no space to add more drives to server. Would like to build a new system with WHS 2011, but I’ve come to love the DE in v1 and don’t want to loose that functionality.

  12. I could post a list of the many reasons that I need a license for the Fantastic Add-in Stablebit. I’ve been using it since install of WHS2011. No issues or problems. It’s been a “Stable” product. Would love to continue using it.

  13. I could post a list of the many reasons that I need a license for the Fantastic Add-in Stablebit. I’ve been using it since install of WHS2011. No issues or problems. It’s been a “Stable” product. Would love to continue using it.

  14. Been trying this off and on throughout the beta. Seemed pretty solid, a free license would be great.

  15. I was using 3 USB drives on my WHS V1 now I dont have the same functionality as before this software will make WHS 2011 better that the original. Plus you guys rave about it.

  16. I’ve been using Amahi with Greypool on my server but as I’m a newbie to Linux I have difficulty in administering my system. A move to familiar Windows territory with WHS and StableBit DrivePool would be brilliant!

  17. I really want to upgrade my WHSV1 system and have been looking for a DE replacement. Thanks for this opportunity to get a free license.

  18. Am currently running a hardware raid setup, however i’m an enthusiast not an IT tech (been a steep learning curve). I am looking to simplify to a software solution now they have come out of beta (wary to dive in early on).
    Appricate the oppertunity to win a copy.

  19. I would love one, I just purchased a HP N40l Proliant server, and installed whs 2011. Kind of missing the Drive Extender function of whs v1. Stablebit Drivepool sounds like a homerun.

  20. Hello !!

    I just changed my WHS Nas. R.I.P my old Drive extender.

    Don’t need to wait windows 8 anymore ! Stablebit seems to be definitively what I need for my Nas and my recent sidewinder 3 🙂

    I’m discovering this website and it’s a very friendly event. Luck is not really my friend but maybe this time… 🙂

    Thanks a lot guys anything if someone else is winning.

    • didn’t win but maybe next time. I ‘ll definitively try the software. It sounds like what I need to consolidate all my hdd.

  21. Just set up my first whs and need virtual storage to unite several old small drives into a useable pool.

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