Using SATA Drives With Windows Home Server in Virtualbox

Have you ever needed to get Windows Home Server up and running in a virtual machine with a bunch of SATA disks attached? Have you spent hours on end looking for a proper SATA driver that will work with VirtualBox and deliver all those wholesome volumes to the instance? Well you're in luck, because I have what you need right here.

Intel's Storage Manager 7.8 (zip)

This is the floppy image containing the SATA drivers and, once installed, you'll have no trouble seeing SATA-attached drives, as you can see from the screenshot below.

Windows Home Server on VirtualBox

I'll explain this screen shot with its terabytes of storage a little bit more in the coming posts …