Originally Posted by Andy_Steb
My first impression so far - User interface is extremely buggy.
I used 4 data drives and 1 parity drive on a WHS 2011 machine and left 3 of my drives alone. I had to install the trial key 3 times. Adding drives and removing drives some how it got a little confused and the drives got grayed out and I couldn't do anything with them. First attempt at building the array froze at 0 percent.
Which browser are you using? FF is preferred. Chrome works just as well. IE works, but IE is IE.
Also, do account for user error and possible learn curve.
Smart doesn't work behind my SAS controller. Control panel says to use some type of argument (sure like to know were to put it). And my UoR visualization page is blank.
Just like every SMART product out there, not all controllers are supported, specially if the controller does not pass-through SMART.
As an advanced user, you can still make some controllers work (see wiki).
If you are a novice with an unsupported controller, then you are out of luck. The moon was never promised.
If your going to sell software at this kind of price, your really need to include a help file with some of the basics. So now its up and running and my drives are in a pool. Unfortunately I didn't want my drives pooled. Having been a WHS v1 user I don't miss drive pooling at all. So I go to the flexraid webpage and it has been been down about 18 hours now.
If you do not want pooling, you should use Snapshot RAID in Expert mode.
Better than a guide that might easily get outdated, there is a wiki that is kept current.
If your going to sell software at the same price as the big boys, you really have some work to do.
Well, now that the money is coming in, big boys things are happening.
In fact, the sites were down because the hardware got moved into the same datacenter as one of the world largest financial institutions.