Terry (WGS)

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About Terry (WGS)

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  1. Help with picking first server

    The new TS-251+ has an upgraded quad-core Celeron CPU that would easily perform the media tasks you need. It all comes down to whether you need something that's plug and play (QNAP) or a more open system on which you can install any Windows apps - with a little more complexity if you want to dig into the OS.  Take a look at the QNAP app store and you can see what's available: https://www.qnap.com/i/en/app_center/
  2. NAS Opinions?

    Check out our review of the new Synology DS216play - it's a great option. http://www.wegotserved.com/2015/11/25/review-synology-diskstation-ds216play/
  3. Adding a NAS?

    Hi Mark, No, no cloud service required. The NAS simply acts like any other computer on your network - just one that has a lot of storage. Once set up, all you need to do is point the Sonos app to the music folder stored on the NAS and it'll search for your music.  Here's a screenshot from my Sonos app, which points to a QNAP NAS I have on the network with my music library.  
  4. Help please - What type of NAS

    Hi there As a starting point, check out our NAS section here: http://www.wegotserved.com/category/home-servers/nas-reviews/ It would be useful to know your budget, but given that the family isn't so computer savvy, something reasonably simple would work well. Take a look at the following: Seagate Personal Cloud: http://www.wegotserved.com/2015/08/20/review-seagate-personal-cloud/ WD MyCloud: http://www.wegotserved.com/2014/03/06/review-western-digital-cloud-ex4/ Synology DS-115: http://www.wegotserved.com/2015/07/07/review-synology-diskstation-ds115-1-bay-nas-server/   HTH Terry
  5. Hi Can you please post the content of the walkthrough here? The link you posted is to a closed forum, requiring registration, so right now, this looks like link spam. Sounds exciting, but I'd be grateful if you could support our community too! Regards Terry
  6. HP ProLiant ML350 Generation 5 (G5)

    It's a beast, but you can't beat free!
  7. Book Review

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on the book - I'm really pleased that it's been helpful to you! Would you mind posting the review over on our store pages too? http://store.wegotserved.com/collections/windows/products/building-a-windows-10-home-server Really appreciate it - enjoy your new home server! Best wishes Terry
  8. Well done, Albert - really happy to hear you sorted out the issue 
  9. Have a read through this post and walkthrough video over at RamCity - it includes troubleshooting steps that may be of help. https://www.ramcity.com.au/blog/how-to-install-windows-8.1-on-the-samsung-xp941-ss/138296  
  10. Hi Folks

    Welcome to the forums!
  11. New NAS futureproof: transcoding h.265

    We're only really seeing native h.265 support coming through on Intel Braswell and Skylake processors, and they're yet to reach NAS devices. I think you'll need to hold fire until we see NAS chipsets released with native h.265 support.  Keep your eye on QNAP as they're most likely to release a top-end NAS - but it'll probably cost more than the business products you mention. A new Braswell/future Skylake NUC may be your best bet.
  12. Remove unwanted programs

    Hi Andre, There's a good link here to check out on removing core apps: http://www.howtogeek.com/224798/how-to-uninstall-windows-10s-built-in-apps-and-how-to-reinstall-them/ Haven't tried it myself, but HTG is usually reliable.  Terry
  13. WHS 2011 No Free Upgrade?

    The two products come from "different" sources, so there won't be an upgrade offer. WHS 2011 is a Windows Server SKU, while Windows 10 is a client SKU. 
  14. Missing/hidden sub-forum

    Whoops - I missed that. Hopefully, that should now be fixed, but please let me know either way!
  15. Whs V1 Replacement In 2015

    You're going to like Windows 10 a whole lot more than Windows 8, I promise. The UI is much closer to an evolved Windows 7 desktop. i.e. Not a car crash.