Installing Windows Home Server
Posted on 2014-02-12
Last week I tried installing WHS 2001 to a 64GB SSD (primary) and 1TB Hybrid (secondary) mounted for data. WHS wouldn't install and didn't provide much help via error log. Then I tried installing to a 128 GB SSD and it still wouldn't load but gave me the reason - min boot drive size is 160GB. As I didn't have any larger SSDs, I installed it to the 1TB hybrid now residing on the primary port.
Everything installed great and then I noticed that it partitioned the 1TB drive into a ...
64 GB C:\ boot drive (it only uses about 24 GB) and a 936 GB D:\ - data drive.
Q: Is the WHS installation 'hard-wired' to partition the drive provided or is there a work around? (I really like SSDs - especially when you leave lots of headroom ( >50%) but don't want the expense of a 180 or 240 GB SSD where 86 - 90% would be wasted space).
TIA - Ed