So the HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487 Windows Home Server has been available now since January 2009, and is the “follow up” to the hugely successful EX470 and EX475 models. I have been using the EX487 as my main production WHS for a few months now and figured it was about time to post the review.
Drive Balancer is an add-in for Windows Home Server that is designed to evenly distribute your data across your WHS pooled hard drives regardless of the space or number of drives available. It is not a WHS Add-In in the traditional sense in that it does not integrate into the Windows Home Server console instead it is run from directly on the Home Server in a command prompt window.
Have you ever heard the cooling fans on your Home Server kick into noisy mode and not known why or is the performance of your Home Server not as snappy as you expect it should be? Well here is an Add in that might be able to help you resolve those issues without having to Remote Desktop in or connect a keyboard/mouse/display to your Home Server.
Do you have a need for a low cost, simple to setup security system for your home or office? Do you want, or need to monitor a particular area for a reason? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, or you have another need for a security system, then Logitech may have the solution for you.