Billions and Billions of Bytes

In this week’s Technology & You column, I take a look at Microsoft’s new Windows Home Server which, among other things, can be a very good way to manage the vast amounts of inexpensive shared storage now becoming available for home networks. For most folks, the terabyte of storage (that’s a trillion bytes, or 1,000 gigabytes) available on the Home Server is more than they can fill. But don’t underestimate the amount of media you may accumulate, especially if you built a library of high-definition video. Fortunately, the Home Server includes USB 2.0 ports that allow you to add effectively unlimited storage.

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