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Microsoft Windows Home Server 32 Bit 1 Pack (Power pack 1)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Nice Software 01/15/2009

This review is from: Microsoft Windows Home Server 32 Bit 1 Pack (Power pack 1)

Pros: I really like Home Server for both what it is and what it could be. I tried it when it was in beta but moved on after all the problems they had initially. I decided to give it another shot after I downloaded the trial version and had a better experience this time around. Drive integration is seamless and the user account access is nice. I've got it on a gigabit network and I have no problems streaming Blu-ray content to my HTPC. Both streaming and file transfers are speedy... Much better than before. Like the fact that you can just put this in a corner and not worry about KB/mouse/monitor being plugged in since you can make changes via the console on a networked PC. I tested the PC backup feature (backs up a networked PC) and it worked almost completely as advertised. Home Server was able to wake up my PC from sleep, back it up, but couldn't put it back to sleep. I'll need to look at my power settings to see if I can get it to work.

Cons: Wish there was more granularity when it comes to assigning user permissions... only options are "Full, Read, None". Also, ran into a "problem" when I was trying to copy 600GB of data to the Home Server. I say "problem" because it failed and there was nothing in the documentation to tell me why. It kept complaining about not having enough disk space when in fact it had plenty. After some searching I found the reason why. My "primary" disk (Disk with the OS partition) is 500GB. When you copy to the Home Server, it caches it first on the primary disk. So if you're copying something larger than the available space on the primary, you'll get this error. Would have been nice that information was in the help file on the server. I just copied 300GB at a time and it was happy. (so was I) So if I had to do it over again, I'd use a 1TB drive as my primary. Oh well, lesson learned.

Other Thoughts: So far so good. Would be nice to see more admin features, like email notifications if drive space is low, errors, etc. Also would like to see more power management options for the server itself when it's not in use.

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Worms: A Space Oddity Wii Game
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Nice Title 01/15/2009

This review is from: Worms: A Space Oddity Wii Game

Pros: I bought this because I love the worms series from PC and XBox360. The Wii version is a little different however, and I don't just mean how you play the game. The menu and game types are much different than the other versions I'm used to. However, it's still a fun game and both my wife and daughter love it.

Cons: Takes some getting used to, even if you've played the game on other platforms. I wish they would have made the main action button the one on the front instead of the trigger button in the back... I can't tell you how many times we've accidentally jumped off a cliff instead of fire our weapons!

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Wii Play with Wii Remote Wii Game
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs eh... 01/15/2009

This review is from: Wii Play with Wii Remote Wii Game

Pros: It comes with a wii-mote

Cons: Fun factor is pretty low on this one.

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Jaime N.'s Profile

Display Name: Jaime N.

Date Joined: 01/13/05

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 11/20/08
  • Last Review: 01/15/09
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