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      WGS Forums Will Close on January 31st 2017   01/18/17

      Hi everyone, We're coming up to We Got Served's ten year anniversary and I've been taking a good look at the site to work through some plans for the future. I wanted to give you all a couple of weeks notice that I'll be closing WGS Forums at the end of this month.  As you'll be aware, the forums were opened to support Windows Home Server users and have done so brilliantly, thanks to everyone's participation. However, with each day that passes, there are fewer and fewer WHS deployments out there, meaning that forum registrations and traffic has now dwindled. I've tried a few times over the years to test some forums on related or adjacent topics, however, they simply haven't caught on. It's clear that these were always going to be predominately Windows Home Server forums and, with the passing of that platform, they've served their purpose well. So, please take some time to archive anything you need over the next two weeks. Access to the forums will end on Jan 31st 2017. Many, many thanks once again for your participation and support here. It's been a great community! Very best wishes Terry

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  1. If you want the same backup and remote access features as WHS 2011, then it's Server Essentials. Domain features for your users - Server Essentials. Otherwise, Win 10.
  2. My hunch is that it has now been deprecated. Plex is the way to go.
  3. Hi Terry.

    Do you still allow registrations of the stablebit scanner for WHS V1?

    it says this content is no longer available :-P

  4. Personally, I think the Intel Celeron (J1900 or newer N3150) is the current sweet spot for a value server with media transcoding capabilities. As Drashna says, the Atom-based Avoton CPU can do a job for simple file serving, but if I was spending money - any money, I think the Celeron gives a little more headroom for future needs.... What you certainly *don't* need in a home system, is a Xeon! :-)
  5. Our Thecus W5810 review is now live: http://www.wegotserved.com/2016/01/22/review-thecus-w5810-windows-storage-server/ - it's not the prettiest, but it's the closest you'll get today to an off the shelf WHS replacement.
  6. No, now that the forum is responsive, there are no plans to reintroduce tapatalk.
  7. I don't know them but you should find a range of retailers online that would fit disks for you. That said, installing disks in a NAS is very easy. Pull out a tray, four screws, insert tray and you're done.
  8. It's not a mobile site, per se. The forums are now responsive, so they scale to whatever sized screen you're using.
  9. Hi, You can still get to recent threads/posts from the sidebar on the front page of the forums. Alternatively, click Unread Content, click Edit this Stream and you can tailor what you see in granular detail. The "Read Status" setting will be of particular interest, as you can toggle all content, or just show what you haven't seen.
  10. 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/
  11. 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/
  12. 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.