Windows Home Server: A Series of Unfortunate Events

I have been using Windows Home Server since the public Beta was released a year ago. I *want* to love it, but there are just too many quirks at the moment (many of which are due to faulty hardware on my build). But more severe is the data corruption issue that the WHS team announced back in January. Anandtech has an article on the nuts and bolts of this particular problem

When it rains, it pours, and sometimes you get hit by lightning too which will really ruin your day.

Since very late last year, Microsoft has been facing an issue with Windows Home Server where under certain conditions files on a server’s shares could become corrupt. The severity of the situation is pretty immense and the situation straightforward: nothing should be getting corrupt on a file server, otherwise it’s a pretty useless file server. Since the initial report Microsoft has been attempting to reproduce the issue in order to fix it, and finally this week they have announced that they have fully identified the problem, its causes, and what needs to be done to fix it.

It just about couldn’t get any worse.