Windows 2016 Storage Spaces Testing

Setup is rather simple for Storage Spaces on 2016, with clicking on File and Storage Services and then Storage Pools From there you will see that Primordial Pool and on the bottom right the Physical Disks available for use. From there click Tasks and New Storage Pool Name your Pool Select the drives you wish …

Building a Home Lab – Back to the Future!

In my current role, I don’t do much System Engineer work, and frankly it’s boring to not. I’ve decided that I need to keep my skills up and I’m working on rebuilding in my home lab what we had with the old team. Compiling a list this is what I need to build, and what …

Early NAS Benchmarks

I’m been racking my brain trying to figure out this Synology NAS. I wanted a very simple benchmark, as I don’t need to go into complex workloads. ¬† The problem is that I’m using Synology Hybrid Raid. ¬†From what I can see from mdadm is that Synology created a RAID 5 from two slices of …