Category: Hardware


The WD Sentinel RX4100 Running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

WD have launched the Sentinel RX4100 a 1U rack mountable storage server running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. With four hotswappable hard drives pre-configured in RAID 5, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for network fail-over and an optional dual power supply, the WD Sentinel RX4100 also offers built-in iSCSI target functionality to easily manage the […]


Gen8 MicroServer Quick Specs

The quick spec guide for the new Gen8 MicroServer is up at HP’s website. The guide goes through the front and rear view of HP’s newest incarnation of the MicroServer and gives us all the specification for the Gen8. There is lots of information here, for the would be purchaser or if you just want […]


HP Announces the new Gen8 MicroServer

With the popularity of the HP ProLiant MicroServer, HP today announced a new generation of the MicroServer named Gen8. Available in 2 configurations the G1610T model comes with a 2 Core Intel Celeron G1610T processor (2.3 GHz, 2MB, 35W) and 2GB RAM for $449, whilst the $529 G2020T model comes with the beefier 2 core […]


Gigabyte GR-EZI14H 4 Bay NAS Running WHS2011

GIGABYTE famously known for its motherboards are now offering the GR-EZI14H 4 Bay NAS for the Home and SMB. Running WHS 2011, the 4 bay NAS can use up to $GB of DDR3 memory and is powered by a Intel Atom D2550 1.86GHz processor. It uses an external 90W/19V power supply and sports 2 x […]


HP N40L ProLiant MicroServer

HP have published the specs of the new N54L ProLiant MicroServer, in a 21 page PDF file. Here’s the overview: Processor: AMD Turion™ II Neo N54L (2.2GHz) AMD RS785E/SB820M chipset Memory: Two (2) DIMM slots 2GB (1x2GB) Standard or 4GB (1x4GB)/8GB Maximum, using PC3-10600E DDR3 Unbuffered (UDIMM) ECC memory, operating at max. 800MHz Storage Controller: […]


Viridian PC Homeserv Range with WHS 2011

Viridian PC have re-branded their Homeserv range of Home Servers pre-installed with WHS 2011. The 7 models in the range start from £458 with 2GB of memory, a 160GB system drive and a Intel Atom D525 dual core CPU up to £666 which comes with 4GB of memory the same 160GB system drive but this […]


WD Sentinel DX4000 Review

Western Digital are a brand well known to consumers, whether it is for the My Book storage range, WD TV media players or plain old internal hard disks, pretty much everybody has heard of or used a WD device. Now Western Digital have released the DX4000 small office storage server, which promises enterprise class data […]


Humu Humu Server Review

When you recognise the need for a home server, you have two main options; buy an OEM server from a major manufacturer or  build one yourself. OEM servers are still a bit thin on the ground, and not everybody is confident building their own server; selecting, integrating and assembling the components can be a bit […]


Acer AC100S Review

In a bit of a departure from the normal Windows Home Server based hardware review, today I find myself presented with an Acer AC100S server loaded with Microsoft Small Business Server 2001 Essentials (SBS). Back when WHS v1 first shipped, many small businesses immediately saw the benefits that a home server could bring with its […]


Exclusive Acer Revo Center RC-111 Review

It is always welcome to see a major international PC manufacturer launching new products into the neglected Windows Home Server 2011 marketplace, providing a much needed boost to the beleaguered profile of the WHS platform. The Acer Revo Center RC-111 is the latest home server from the Taiwanese PC giant, and it looks to be […]