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Looks like "Storage Spaces" may not be everything that DrivePool is (or even close)
I've played with storage spaces on WS2012e and Windows 8 a bit, and have been very disappointed in what I am seeing. I was, honestly, ready to jump to WS2012e as soon as it was available, as the stability of Storage Spaces did sound appealing.
Honestly, I think what i am seeing makes me hope that Alex will port DrivePool to BOTH Windows 8 and WS2012e. There's a lot to like about both, but Storage Spaces has a long way to go. The biggest deal breaker for me is that there is NO way to safely remove a drive from a pool or a space without removing all the data and essentially deleting the pool. Just removing the drive "as a failed drive" has been suggested, but that's not the way it should be. So essentially there is no way to upgrade your pool by swapping out smaller drives for larger ones. There doesn't seem to be any drive balancing either.
Either way, bottom line is that DrivePool still VERY much has a place in the server arena. From what I'm seeing in the reviews, and from my experience playing with it myself, DrivePool is a MUCH better alternative. Keep it up, Alex! Look at this as an add-in for WS2012e as well. I'd go that route in a heartbeat.