Category: Hardware


Hard Drive Racks

The PC news and review site “Computing on Demand” (C.O.D) have reviewed 2 pieces of hardware which may be useful to Windows Home Server users. The first is a 4 bay hard drive module, which occupies three 5.25′ bays and allows you to mount up to four 3.5" hot swappable SATA hard drives.   The […]


New Windows Home Server Hardware

New hardware partners for Windows Home Server has been announced at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas where the latest consumer electronic products are shown to the public. At the Microsoft booth at the convention center are 2 large displays with new hardware from Acer, Shuttle and VIA alongside the existing “Squash” SQA-5H from […]


HP MediaSmart EX485 and EX487 Announced

The new HP MediaSmart Server’s codenamed "Encore" have today been officially announced. Using the same chassis as the original versions, “Encore” will be available in two configurations the two new models will be available in early February and will consist of the EX485 which comes with 1 x 750GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM […]


Via ARTiGO A2000

Here is the new ARTiGo A2000 from Via Technologies. Based around a 1.5 GHz VIA C7-D processor and using the VIA VX800 Unified Digital Media IGP chipset. The ARTiGO A2000 can support up to 2 GB of 667/533 MHz DDR2 SODIMM memory and comes complete with Gigabit LAN. As well as space for two SATA-II […]


Fujitsu Siemens 2nd Generation SCALEO Home Server’s Launch

Fujitsu Siemens today launched its second generation of the SCALEO Home Server with environmentally friendly hard disks. The SCALEO Home Server 2205, preinstalled with 2 X 1 TB drives, and the SCALEO Home Server 2105, preinstalled with 2 x 500 GB drives, both use the Caviar Green SATA hard disks from Western Digital. A PDF […]


Tranquil PC SQA-5H Home Server

UK based Tranquil PC have been in contact with us to announce their latest offering, the SQA-5H Home Server. The multi-drive server comes with the latest 64 bit ready Intel Atom Dual Core processor (Intel Atom 330 – 2×1.6GHz) and 1GB of memory (upgradable to 2GB) and supports five quick install 3.5” HDDs, 6 USB […]


Icy Dock 4-Bay Hard Drive Module Review

Technology review site PCStats has a review of the Icy Dock MB454SPF-B 4-Bay hot swappable Hard Drive Module which can mount up to four 3.5" SATA hard drives. The 4 page review covers the three unit high 5.25" device in detail and concludes that: Overall PCSTATS has been quite pleased with the the IcyDock MB454SPF-B […]


Sony Home Share VGF-HS1E Available in the UK

The Sony Home Share (or shall we call it the Hockey Puck v2) is now available for purchase in the UK. The white VGF-HS1E comes complete with 2 x500GB SATA drives has Gigabit LAN and 3 x USB ports for £499, but you will also have to shell out another £100 for a copy of […]


Another Ideal Home for Windows Home Server

The Shuttle KPC K45 is a barebone system which could be ideal for Windows Home Server.   Available for approx $99 (£80 UK) in barebone form, the unit comes complete with case, an Intel 945GC small form factor (SFF) motherboard and a 100W power supply. You only need to supply your own CPU, memory and […]


Tranquil PC T7-HSG with 2x Atom CPUs

The T7-HSAi from Tranquil PC now has a big brother, the T7-HSG comprising Gigabit Lan and 2x Atom CPUs on the one chip. The Atom 330 will show itself as 4x CPU graphs in Windows task manager. The T7-HSG is available with either 500GB (£351), 1TB (£451) 2x 250GB (£427) or 2x 320GB (£467) hard […]