Author: Jim Collison

HP MediaSmart LX195 Home Server w/ 640GB Hard Drive $199.99 Free Shipping

Thanks to a tip from my good friend and co-host partner Chris Lux over at the Home Server Show, you can now get the HP MediaSmart LX195 for the bargain basement price of $199.  The deal is most likely a short one so you will need to act fast! As we have discussed on the podcast before, the LX195 is a bit underpowered with the 1.6 Ghz Atom processor and only 1 GB of RAM.  It does come with a 640 GB hard drive and 4 USB ports that limit your total storage to only the physical size of each

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Home Server Show #50 – Power Pack 3

The Home Server Show 50 – Power Pack 3 for Windows Home Server in Depth In today’s episode Dave, John, Chris and I go over our thoughts on Power Pack 3 for Windows Home Server.  Dave also chats with Andrew Edney and gets into a little bit more detail with the new power pack. Links and News Items mentioned on the show Live Mesh install on Windows Home Server Allen Buckner interview on the LX-195 Using the Aspire MyComputer Link for Home Servers other than the Acer Things you should know about Power Pack 3 Beta Ian Dixon’s video on

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ioSafe Solo Install (Part 2) – Using the BDBB WHS Add-in!

In Part 1, we covered the unboxing, installation and setup of the new ioSafe 1 TB external hard drive that is both fire and water proof.  You can find the entire post here. By now, I have the ioSafe running and the contents of my Home Server folders backed up and protected.  There is one thing left to do. In Part 2, we are going to look at the steps necessary to set up my WHS so that I can use it to backup my PC backups.  We will install the BDBB add-in as well as run it.   Here we

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The Home Server Show – 49 Avast and Antivirus software on your Windows Home Server

The Home Server Show – 49 Avast and Antivirus software on your Windows Home Server On today’s show we talk about whether or not you should run Antivirus software on your Windows Home Server. We also go in depth on Avast for Windows Home Server.  There is a lot of info in this show and you will find the links to all topics discussed in the show notes at homeservershow.com Let Dave know what antivirus software you are running on your WHS and how it’s running for you. Contact Dave here. News and Items discussed on this episode Top Internet

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ioSafe Solo Install (Part 1) – At 1 TB, It Is The Real Deal!

After watching Dave burn his “evaluation” drive from ioSafe, I knew I had to have one.  No, I’m not going to burn mine, but I am going to install it on my Home Server as a back up drive and use it to store copies of my files and PC backups.  Safely and soundly. I purchased it from Amazon (full disclosure: ioSafe did nothing to influence this post) and saved almost $100 off the list price from ioSafe.com.  Right now it has free shipping (ordered it last Friday and got it the next Thursday – 6 days) and comes in

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The Home Server Show 48 – ioSafe CEO Robb Moore

We (Dave, Chris, John and I) got together for another Home Server Show.  The full link is here: http://homeservershow.com/the-home-server-show-48-iosafe-ceo-robb-moore.html OverDrive Audiobooks as mentioned by Chris Lux. Congratulations to Jared Finkenbinder for winning AIC 2009.  Announcement at WeGotServed.com. Add-In:  Fireplay Installer Jim Collison Blog – Follow Jim’s SmartPhone Search Long time listener and friend of the show, Jose Ortiz, Pixel Concept – Tech news with a heavy dose of Cell Phones. ioSafe – It has been fun doing this review and video.  I think that everyone should have one of these drives. 500Gig external ioSafe Solo for less than $150.  What

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