Anyone try Windows Server 2012 Essentials beta on the original core2duo server? I just installed WHS 2011 and I'm wondering if I should scrap and put 2012 on it. I'm wondering if the SATA controller drivers will work with windows server 2012?
I would be very cautious about trusting your data to a beta build of Windows. I ran an earlier preview build of Server 2012 on the original server, and it ran fine--but the parity space was very slow to write data (barely above single-digit MB/s), and when upgrading to a newer beta build, it ceased being able to recognize the parity space. I didn't lose much data, as I had it backed up elsewhere, but I did lose a whole lot of time.