Got one of these for a client. Very impressive hardware from Western Digital. Supports 25 clients and automates administration for people who do not have or want to learn server OS Skills. IMO a very good solution for small business who want remote access to their data for their employees. Automatic backups for each connected computer on the local network --- backups are FAST due to the Delta copy schemes used and RESTORATION is a breeze. One Caveat --- LOCAL NETWORK must be solid and GIGABIT infrastructure highly recommended.
A ton of features I have not had time to play with -- so far Client is very pleased --- employees are delighted with access to their data from their homes and access to their workstations using RDP.
From my perspective the CONCEPTS for Windows Storage Server is VERY similar to Windows Home Server made specifically for the small business crowd. The level of administrative AUTOMATION is remarkable which may not please the IT consultant but makes the business owner SMILE big time. -- David Mozer IT-Expert on Call Information Technology for Home and Business