Category: Hardware

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VS-4HA Colorado Edition from Viridian PC

VS-4HA Colorado Edition from Viridian PC

UK based Viridian PC are now offering WHS2011 hardware for pre-order known as the VS-4HA Colorado Edition. Using the latest dual-core Intel Atom processors these Home Servers utilize the Intel ICH9R chipset and only draw around 30W when coupled with green hard drives. The VS-4HA Colorado Edition is available in 4 configurations, from no hard […]

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The Acer RevoCenter for WHS2011

The Acer RevoCenter for WHS2011

Acer have details up on their website of the RevoCenter, which is their new piece of hardware for WHS2011. Available in 2 configurations, the black RevoCenter weighs in at less than 10ibs and off course comes complete with WHS2011. Both configurations come with 2GB of DDR2 memory, gigabit LAN, 5 USB, eSATA and 1 PCIe […]

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Eye-Fi Connectx2 Review

Eye-Fi Connectx2 Review

  If I had to choose what were the most important files on my Home Server then I would instantly say it’s our photos.  Gone are the days of film and processing but part of the process of backing up is getting these files onto our servers.  In the past I’ve manually connected the camera […]

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HP ProLiant MicroServer Review

HP ProLiant MicroServer Review

The last quarter of 2010 wasn’t a great time for WHS enthusiasts, with HP dropping the MediaSmart server range and Microsoft removing Drive Extender from Vail combining to dampen the spirits of all but the most diehard WHS fans. HP have thrown us as all a partial home server lifeline in the shape of the […]

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HP StorageWorks X310 Data Vault Review

HP StorageWorks X310 Data Vault Review

We have seen the HP MediaSmart range develop and expand into the domestic market over the last few years, but this is only the second server in the MediaSmart family to wear the small business orientated StorageWorks brand. The X310’s bigger brother, the StorageWorks X510 is essentially a re-badged business version of the MediaSmart EX495, […]

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LaCie 5big Backup Server Review

LaCie 5big Backup Server Review

There haven’t been that many Windows Home Servers specifically designed for the small business market, so what does the 5big server from LaCie have to offer a home user? Hardware With love it or hate it Cyclops styling, the LaCie 5big server is nothing if not distinctive. Its blue eye (reminiscent of the Dr Who […]

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ICY DOCK MB561-S4-1 Review

ICY DOCK MB561-S4-1 Review

We have reviewed external drive enclosures before, they are a really good way to increase capacity if you have no space left in your server. But the Icy Dock MB561 is a little different; why? Because it’s not ugly and it’s not finished in shiny gloss black paint, so is it a good enclosure or […]

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HP MediaSmart VGA/PS2/Serial Debug Board

HP MediaSmart VGA/PS2/Serial Debug Board

The MediaSmart VGA/PS2/Serial debug board from VOV Technology is very useful gadget which allows you to add a screen, or optionally a keyboard and mouse or even a serial device to your HP MediaSmart server to convert it from a headless appliance back to a fully functional PC. In addition to the HP MediaSmart and […]

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Tranquil PC Safe Server Module Review

Tranquil PC Safe Server Module Review

I have to confess to being a little puzzled when I was first handed the Tranquil Safe Server Module. From the brief I was given, I had assumed it was some sort of backup device to keep server data safe, used like an external hard disk. But no, after visiting Tranquil PC product page for […]

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ASUS TS mini Review

ASUS TS mini Review

ASUS have taken a rather different path for their home server, forgoing the traditional four bay caddy design favored by other manufacturers for a sealed case that can hold two internal disks. So this is only a small capacity server then, aimed at users who don’t want to store a great deal of information? Well […]