so finally up and running with some changes to hardware, went with win 8.1 Pro w/MC X64, using Drive Bender for pooling and Hard Disk Sentinel for disk monitoring with email alert, sys has been very stable, all local network and wireless pc's are backing up to the server without issues, using HDHR for network tuner and recording WMC non protected content at the server, Roku at the main 50" hard wired and at 32" bdroom over wireless, so getting very close to completing my project without having to use virtualization.
1 problem exist that I would solve, I have Plex setup on the server and the app on the Roku's, as long as I am logged in the Roku's can see and stream the recorded tv from the server, if I log out Plex on the Roku's
cant stream from the server, really don't want to stay logged in just for the Roku's, apparently Plex doesn't run as a Service and if doest look like its a feature that will be added to Plex, is there some way that's clean and safe to allow access to the content with out being logged in all the time ?
Asus P8C WS 1155 intel 206
E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30Ghz
Lsi 9220-8i Megaraid card flashed to 1911 it
Samsung SSD 840 120GB
3-WD Red 2 tb sata hd's
2-Wd Black 1 tb sata hd's
16GB KVR Non EEC
ATi HD 4600 PCIE
Win 8.1 Pro MC X64