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Drive Extenders’ demise opens doors for companies like SageTV


It seems that there is a vast majority of people out there who have given up on Windows Home Server “Vail” because of the recent announcement that Microsoft will be dropping the Drive Extender technology from the impending Home Server release.  To be  honest, I can not understand why everyone is so willing to completely abandon a platform because of the exclusion of a single function (as good as it might have been), but we’ll have more on that later.

SageTV Server

At this point, I figure that people are now scouring the internet in search of a new platform to replace their aging Windows Home Server v1’s and thought a discussion about SageTV’s new Media Center 7 and HD Theater300 combination would be perfect right about now.  Perhaps these changes with Drive Extender will open the doors for companies like SageTV to make a play for market share with their new system which takes the technology a bit further than other streaming digital media players.  As the SageTV community grows and more and more useful plug-ins are created, this platform could really turn out to be something sweet!

Check out my latest Home Toys article entitled “SageTV Media Center 7 – A Better Media Streaming Solution” and let us know about your experience with SageTV in our comments!



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Tom AbellPut simply, Tom loves technology! Having been involved in the IT world since leaving the US Navy Submarine Force in 1992, Tom has moved his way up to the top as an IT Systems Engineering. But having spent some time in the Home Automation industry early in his career, he’s never been able to shake his love for creating integrated Home Technology environments and has been running HTPCs and Windows Home Servers for years. With 17 years of IT Systems Engineering experience, Tom's recent OIF 08-09 deployment has rekindled his love for the Connected Home Industry and hence, the website. We hope you like the site, please share it with your friends and follow us on your favorite Social Networks! Read more about Tom on the "About Us" page.View all posts by Tom Abell

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