Category: Hardware


Icy Dock MB-454SPF Review

So you have built your own Windows Home Server, all is well. But you look with jealousy at how easy it is for HP MediaSmart or Tranquil PC SHA-5H owners to chop and change hard disks using their built-in hard disk caddies. Well covet no more, as Icy Dock has a multi-bay backplane module that […]


Acer Aspire H340

If you like the idea of a stay at home server incorporating Microsoft’s Windows Home Server operating system, up until this point have really only had 2 choices so far. They could build their own,or they could buy one of the HP MediaSmart models. But fresh to the market is Acer with their Aspire easyStore […]


We Review the HP MediaSmart LX195

Introduction HP, who were one of the original entrants into the pre-built WHS market have introduced the MediaSmart LX195 to complement their existing range of machines. This unit is very much an entry level Windows Home Server machine as compared to the specifications of its EX siblings, because of a lower price and hence lower […]


Reviewed – Acer Aspire easyStore H340 has a review of the Acer Aspire easyStore H340.   The review goes through the specifications and looks at the build and the design of the unit. The setup and features are taken a look at as well as the performance of this small unit. You can read the review here.


External Drive Both Water and Fireproof

The Home Server show has a review of the ioSafe Solo hard drive. This external drive is both fireproof and waterproof and to prove a point David McCabe sets fire to it in his own back yard! You can read more details as well as view a video from here.


Cheap Colorful Windows Home Server

UK based Tranquil PC have just launched the T3N. Based on the popular T3 chassis, the T3N is powered by Intel’s Atom N270 processor and is compact, cost effective and finished in a range of colors. The most interesting feature is the power consumption, even with a HDD spinning you will be using much less […]


Acer easyStore H340 Mini Review

“The hardware is solid, the performance is acceptable, and the price is stellar…” Gadget blog "CrunchGear" have a mini review of the Acer easyStore H340 Windows Home Server unit which you can read here.


Japan Reviews Epson Endeavor SV120h

Japanese website "+D PC User" has a 3 page review of the Epson Endeavor SV120h . The small low energy Home Server is benchmarked and taken a look at both inside and out. All the details are here (in Japanese).


Ideal Windows Home Server Main Board

For those of you wishing to build your own Windows Home Server, Tranquil PC are now selling the new Intel D945GSEJT mini-itx main board.   The low profile, low power consumption main board is powered by the multi thread Atom N270 CPU which consumes only 12W when fully operational. The Atom N270 CPU used on […]


What Does a Humidor and WHS Have in Common?

Fellow MVP and friend Donavon West has started to manufacture a unique Windows Home Server into a working cigar humidor which can hold a dozen of your finest cigars. Called the Home Servidor, the top of the humidor holds the cigars whilst the bottom chamber contains a powerful yet “green powered” home server. Donavon West […]