Asus TS-Mini 1TB Backup Storage SOHO Windows Home Server £254.95 @ After Hours Computers - HotUKDeals
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Cheapest Windows Home Server I could find, unless you build your own that is.

Asus takes aim at the top of the home server market and hits it spot on with the TS Mini SOHO series. This compact box is more than just a drive controller and some connectors. It's powered by an extremely energy efficient Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor with 1GB of DDR2 memory. Windows Home Server operating system helps you easily store, access, share and protect your digital files.

It already includes a large 1TB SATA drive for great storage, and you can add additional hard drives without tools. If that isn't enough, there are 6 external USB 2.0 ports for external storage devices, printers and wireless networking. Or, if you want to go wired, there's a Gigabit Ethernet port. Two e-SATA ports are provided for high-speed external drives. This gives you redundancy or the ability to attach networked devices.

Automatically manage files, back up multiple computers and deliver security protection. You can even set up a personal web address to be used for remote access and for visitors. Enjoy the functionality home server system with ASUS TS Mini SOHO Home Server!
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#2
The link is http://www.afterhours.co.uk/product/asus-ts-mini-1tb-backup-storage-soho-windows-home-server delivery is £7.99 extra. The delivery is "next day", but its a pre order, so its not clear when that would be.
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So, is the HP a Windows Home Server then? or do you have to buy that as an extra?

Edited By: Pine Cladding on Mar 13, 2011 20:13: research
banned#4
Hot from me, those HP ones are pants (had two of them), running a homebuilt one now but would have bought this (infact am still tempted to buy anyway)
#5
Pine Cladding

So, is the HP a Windows Home Server then? or do you have to buy that as an extra?


The HP doesn't come with an operating system.
#6
ahenry
Pine Cladding

So, is the HP a Windows Home Server then? or do you have to buy that as an extra?


The HP doesn't come with an operating system.


Thanks for that. The HP doesn't appear to come with a 1TB Hard drive either, so not quite the fair comparison Mecoconuts made it out be ... LOL
#7
Pine Cladding
ahenry
Pine Cladding

So, is the HP a Windows Home Server then? or do you have to buy that as an extra?


The HP doesn't come with an operating system.


Thanks for that. The HP doesn't appear to come with a 1TB Hard drive either, so not quite the fair comparison Mecoconuts made it out be ... LOL


You ARE kidding ...right ?? ROFL
#8
Mecoconuts


You ARE kidding ...right ?? ROFL


Please do quantify your insertion.
#9
Pine Cladding
Mecoconuts


You ARE kidding ...right ?? ROFL


Please do quantify your insertion.


Effectively if i spend the same money as the one you posted above .......but get the HP Server i linked to......then i end up with a 4.25TB Server !

It also has DDR3, has 5 SATA drive slots, 6 external USB, one internal USB so u can boot with something like FreeNAS and run XBMC on it, one external eSATA and Gigabit Ethernet.

Read the thread i posted above .....its a superb bargain for £121 !!
#10
Mecoconuts


Effectively if i spend the same money as the one you posted above .......but get the HP Server i linked to......then i end up with a 4.25TB Server !

It also has DDR3, has 5 SATA drive slots, 6 external USB, one internal USB so u can boot with something like FreeNAS and run XBMC on it, one external eSATA and Gigabit Ethernet.

Read the thread i posted above .....its a superb bargain for £121 !!


Yes it does look a capable machine at a good price, but you can not use it as a comparison to the OP which in the first line stipulates "Cheapest Windows Home Server I could find, unless you build your own that is." I was not looking for a do it yourself freenas type machine, I was looking for a WHS set up and the OP still stands as correct ;)
#11
Pine Cladding
Mecoconuts


Effectively if i spend the same money as the one you posted above .......but get the HP Server i linked to......then i end up with a 4.25TB Server !

It also has DDR3, has 5 SATA drive slots, 6 external USB, one internal USB so u can boot with something like FreeNAS and run XBMC on it, one external eSATA and Gigabit Ethernet.

Read the thread i posted above .....its a superb bargain for £121 !!


Yes it does look a capable machine at a good price, but you can not use it as a comparison to the OP which in the first line stipulates "Cheapest Windows Home Server I could find, unless you build your own that is." I was not looking for a do it yourself freenas type machine, I was looking for a WHS set up and the OP still stands as correct ;)


Even if i add an original copy of WHS and a 1TB drive it's STILL cheaper ....it ain't difficult to install either .....
#12
You are still missing the point aren't you, and what I said in my original post - "Cheapest Windows Home Server I could find, unless you build your own that is." I am not arguing if it is cheaper to build you own or buy ready made.
#13
Pine Cladding
You are still missing the point aren't you, and what I said in my original post - "Cheapest Windows Home Server I could find, unless you build your own that is." I am not arguing if it is cheaper to build you own or buy ready made.


But it's only installing WHS ......as the HP one comes with a 250GB drive ......i wouldn't call installing software 'build your own'.....
#14
I think we are just going to have to accept that you want to build your own by adding extras and I don't. I don't think repeating the original post again will aid in your understanding that I was looking for a ready made WHS device and the Asus was the cheapest I found and wanted to share with others. As I said the HP looks a capable machine at a good price, if you want to tinker.
#15
There's no tinkering involved that both servers wouldn't need ........but i'll leave you to it ......

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