I just read that Microsoft is phasing out Windows Storage Server 2008 support which is the operating system on my Sentinel DX4000. Is the DX4000 capable of running a newer version? …if not, is there an upgrade path other than scraping and replacing the whole unit? I realize that some level of support will continue for a window of time, however it seems logical to be thinking about a Plan B.
The least expensive system Western Digital seems to offer with a newer operating system is $3200. Ideally, I’d like to see a less expensive option with some level of trade-up and be able to move my drives and data over without a huge loss of time. I’d hate to think that my $1500 investment is now a dead end that will end up scraped and cost me double that to replace it.