I'm in the process of putting together a home server and I've been looking at different software alternatives. UnRaid seems great, especially due to it's low-storage cost redundancy, but it's too limited in terms of the OS itself as I need this box to perform some other tasks in addition to just being a NAS. So with that in mind I think I'd prefer some kind of Windows solution (Windows because it's what I'm used to...). I'd also like some kind of drive pooling because keeping track of 10 different harddrives is old-fashioned and annoying. WHS v1 has this, but the OS itself is getting old and dated (?), I guess. So, I was looking at just installing Win7 or some of the other newer Windows server variations and then installing a 3rd party software solution that could mimic unRAID's redundancy/pooling. I understand there are some alternatives here, but from I've read so far, FlexRaid seems perhaps the most promising? I have 8 full drives of data so I don't want to mess with the file system or do anything that could damage the data that's already there. Has anyone here tried this, or any of the alternatives? Just adding one 2TB drive for parity sounds very nice when HDD prices are as silly as they are these days!