Acer Aspire easyStore AH340-UA230N Home Server

The Acer Aspire easyStore AH340-UA230N with built-in Windows Home Server went officially on sale in the US today.


Retailing for $400 the small 8.3 x 7.8 x 7.08 inch unit is powered by an Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz processor with 2GB of DDR2 RAM and comes with one 1TB HDD and gigabit Ethernet.

Hard drive space can be expanded via three internal 3.5-inch hot swappable bays and 5 x USB 2.0 ports as well as an eSata port.

Apart from the top mounted power button there is also a one-touch copy button which enables quick file uploading to a USB device, including sorting files by type into designated folders.

The Acer Aspire easyStore AH340-UA230N also supports a DLNA 1.5 certification (DMS) and digital media player (DMP) to enable music playback as well as photo and video viewing on a TV.


  • Intel Atom Processor 230
  • 2GB DDR2 Memory
  • 1TB Hard Drive (2)
  • Three Empty Hot Swappable Hard Drive Bays
  • Five USB 2.0 Ports
  • One eSATA Port
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • 200 Watt Power Supply
  • RJ-45 LAN Port


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  1. Bob Ballard says:

    Here we go follow deserted HP47x owners. One more HP replacement emerging. This one looks impressive.

  2. Bob Ballard says:

    Sorry. I mean “fellow deserted HP 47X Owners”

  3. MP says:

    Why pay for a Atom 1.6 GHz system for the cost of $400 dollars when TigerDirect sells a Quad 1.8GHz times 4x system for $399!

    See for yourself: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4608333&sku=M975-10070

    Also, don’t fall for the advertisement of gigabit Ethernet! Your not going to see 1GB transfer speeds guaranteed using WHS, especially on a Atom PC!

    Servers are file sharing storage that is suppose to be centralized, right? So, why isn’t WHS a file server? It’s advertised as a backup storage device!

    Why pay hundreds of dollars for a backup device like WHS? Especially, when third party solutions that are FREE do a better job, like Acronis True Image!

    Acronis insures even if you replace WHS hardware, like you bought a new PC/Server, you can restore your WHS image or PC image on new hardware! Try doing that with WHS, best of luck, since it doesn’t allow you to do that!

    Because WHS enforces that you must use the same hardware, and WHS still doesn’t allow for it’s own operating system to be even backed up! How’s that for a backup solution, right?

    HFS, is a FREE server software solution that works in your PC! Why pay to have a PC and a Server to be separate, when you can do both using your PC!

    Oh’ and unlike WHS, your PC can wake on LAN too! So, you get to save more energy! A savings that doesn’t cost you more money! How green is WHS? It’s NOT, it’s a red bleeding energy device! And you wonder why it has vents, using 200Watt transformer and is not recommend to be located in your bedroom, due to the noise…

    And if you run HFS on a mobile PC, you get to take it with you, unlike WHS, which requires a cargo size box to bring around! “Wow for sure!”

    I’m a Microsoft Pusher… WHS 2, 3, 4 coming ahead… “Only” because, the first version never got finished, done right, working as needed for paying customers!

    Where is the WiFi and WiMax support? Duh…. No File sharing unless it’s wired… “Wow it’s limited”

    And worse, no Mesh Networking, so no file sharing, unless over the internet… or limited LAN connection.

    Looks like WHS Starter Edition to me…

  4. John H says:

    Hi MP,

    I am replying because I actually think this piece of kit is pretty good and wanted to point out some of its better points.

    We have a home network both wired and wireless controlled by a wireless and wired router. There are two laptops, PS3, xbox, two wireless photo frames and one desktop PC on the network.

    I am the home network admin and with backups, troubleshooting file moves seems to take up alot of my time. This home server is exactly what I and I’m sure many others need.

    What it offes us is:

    * automated machine back up
    * central storage for software, family pictures and videos
    * one touch download from camera and video memory cards (the wife loves this!)
    * outside access to photos and videos (grandma loves this!)
    * upload directly from my cell phone over the interweb
    * Music and photo streaming to ps3 and xbox to show them on the tv
    * random photo delivery to the two wireless photo frames (and when new photos go on to the server they show up straight away!)
    * up to 7 TB centralised storage
    * hot swapable storage
    * printer management

    I totally understand that these features are not important to everyone and there may be better solutions out there depanding on what you need from a home server, but for us this is perfect. It is simple, easy to use and quick to manage, small and quiet!



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