Category: Hardware


The Squash – Version 2

British based Tranquil PC have launched series 2 of it’s SQA-5H Home Server. The SQUASH V2 features a higher performing dual core CPU and comes with 2GB RAM, with the entry level model coming with a 500GB hard drive all the way through to an advanced unit housing a 2TB Green Power hard drive. Here’s […]


LaCie WHS for Small Businesses

Network drive and storage provider LaCie has announced a network storage server for small business owners based on the Windows Home Server platform. Inspired by the LaCie 5big Network product, the unit features five user-replaceable drives, Gigabit Ethernet, and also backs up remotely to the cloud using LaCie’s Wuala technology. Here’s the official press release: […]


HP MediaSmart Server’s Compared

Computer hardware site, Tom’s Hardware takes a look at HP’s MediaSmart EX495 Home Server.   The 6 page review compares all three Generations of the HP MediaSmart Server and looks at the software differences between the EX48x and EX49x models. Processor upgrades are also mentioned with 9 models being looked at as worthy upgrades. Finally […]


Lenovo IdeaCentre D400 Review

It is good to see another major manufacturer get on-board with Windows Home Server, and when it is a company with the reach and pedigree of Lenovo it can only be a good thing for the home server community. The more home servers there are available from recognisable brands, the more consumers will adopt the […]


Exclusive: ASUS Home Server – The TS Mini

  Asus have just announced the TS Mini, a Home Server which is powered by the Intel Atom N280 (1.66GHz) processor and features 2GB DDR2 memory, Gigabit Ethernet, storage space for 2 internal SATA hard drives, with 6 USB ports and 2 eSATA ports for future expansion.   Remarkably the Asus TS Mini consumes only […]


Asus TS Mini Home Server Press Release

For those of you who fancy a read, here is the press release for the Asus TS Mini Home Server: ASUS Unveils TS Mini Server for Today’s Small Office/Home Office — Compact, energy efficient and pre-installed with Windows® Home Server, the TS Mini serves the need to access and share content on-demand — Fremont, California […]


Intel D510M0 Mount Olive Mini-ITX Main Board

The latest mini-itx main board from Intel is the D510M0 which is equipped with the Intel Atom Dual Core D510 processor (2x 1.66GHz and 2x 512K cache) and the Intel NM10 Express Chipset, providing more than enough power for a Windows Home Server home build. As well as the 2x hyper threaded 1.66GHz CPUs (4x […]


HP StorageWorks x510 Data Vault Review

It has only been a few weeks since HP upgraded its MediaSmart home server range; we reviewed the excellent top of the range MediaSmart EX495, and found it to be a very capable and impressive little server. So what have HP got in store for us with the new StorageWorks x510 Data Vault range?


VIA NSD-7800 Review

VIA is pretty well known for its chipsets, processors and boards, but less so for complete systems. So I find myself here with the NSD-7800 server, which is a complete system from VIA, well not really a complete system as it ships without hard disks or operating system, so that makes it a bare bones […]


Artigo A2000 Barebones Server

Launched at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the A2000 is a barebones server unit, which means that it comes as a case complete with motherboard and power supply, but without RAM, disks or an operating system. It’s powered by the VIA C7-D  processor running at 1.5GHz and comes with the VX800 chipset. The VIA […]