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Tranquil PC Windows Home Server Appliance, Base Unit, 1GB RAM, 1x1TB HDD £206.79 @ Scan

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This is a excellent price for a basic home server by a great name and is very cheap at £206 as if you dont by off the today only its £450 so a massive saving free next day delivery for forum members a… Read More
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This is a excellent price for a basic home server by a great name and is very cheap at £206 as if you dont by off the today only its £450 so a massive saving free next day delivery for forum members aswell. If i didnt have a revo doing the job i would of jumped at this

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• The T2-WHS-A3 unit has low power (29W) benefits 10/100 LAN
• The system, being fanless, is optimised for near silent operation, and has exceptional reliability characteristics.
• Powered by 64 bit ready Intel 220CPU for outstanding performance.
• The standard unit is desk top mounted
• Windows Home Server system.
• The extra 4x USB2.0 ports offer additional storage capacity for external USB HDDs.

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#1
No gigabit lan, not much of a server, link takes you to a £400 machine. Where is it available for £200

Edited By: steviecross on Oct 13, 2010 21:29: re
#2
Why what throughput will you be using in the home no media will max out 100mbps and that that would be enough for a small office and most people only have 100mbps switches or cables that don't support gigabit Ethernet anyway and for a server thats won awards its gotta be right totally silent and decent build quality, you could lock this in a cupboard and use it headless with remote desktop and never have to touch it.

Its way better than a ReadyNas duo as if this fails you can at least get your media or personal stuff off it and it has a 2year warranty so all good.
#3
I think this uses a pretty old Celeron cpu - I think the Atom alternatives are a better choice at this price level. I don't really think this offers value for money even at this price.
#4
Link takes me to a £400+ item?
#5
Cheaper price available on Scan's todayonly page - will likely disappear tomorrow around lunchtime / early afternoon.

http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/
Tranquil PC Windows Home Server Appliance, Base Unit, 1GB RAM, 1x1TB HDD £175.99 ex VAT £206.79 inc VAT

Mike
#6
from today only.

Does this come with WHS on as thats what im thinking and basing the deal on as WHS is a good few quid alone. To the poster about the Atom based systems i have a revo dualcore and that has hyper-threading aswell and its painfully slow as a server and you wont pick up a Tranquil server based off the atom for £200, Intel Celerons are faster in everyway even this 1.2ghz celeron will out perform the atom 1.6 and this is low cost server that's efficient and is ideal as a media server your missing the point all together.


Edited By: polly69 on Oct 13, 2010 22:31: put people right
#7
Pixelfill
Cheaper price available on Scan's todayonly page - will likely disappear tomorrow around lunchtime / early afternoon.

http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/

Tranquil PC Windows Home Server Appliance, Base Unit, 1GB RAM, 1x1TB HDD £175.99 ex VAT £206.79 inc VAT

Mike


cheers for that. I thought i had made it very clear but obviously not.
banned#9
Its hot from me!
#10


Review Date: 11 Feb 2008 .. and celeron (as someone mentioned above). might be useful for some people.
#11
This would be great for the living room, but I guess it is hobbled when it comes to connectivity, eg. Hdmi etc.
#12
gherkingHUD
This would be great for the living room, but I guess it is hobbled when it comes to connectivity, eg. Hdmi etc.


Its a server not a media center its not meant for under the tv.
#13
No gigabit? Me, my 4 xbmc installs & my ps3 are out...
#14
northernlights
No gigabit? Me, my 4 xbmc installs & my ps3 are out...


obviously know nothing at all about servers or networks, until recently 100mbps was what corporations had to use and it could do 100s if not 1000s of clients and im willing to bet your not even set up for gigabit anyway as the networks only as fast as the slowest link so if one computer not up to the job or 1 cable one switch then the best you will get is 100mbps and you wouldnt know the difference to have gigabit you need at least cat5e cables and you need a gigabit switch.

I have 2 gigabit routes 1s a access point and i have 3 8 port switches and 1 of my main cables isnt upto the job i need to change it so im running on 100mbps and i can tell you straight i have way more devices on my network than you do and i cant bog the 100mbps down

1x server
2x nas
4x 360 2 of which are jtagged so ftp to those
3 laptops
3 pcs that all share HD media from my server
1 popcorn hour HD streamer
1x AcRyan HD streamer

At times i can have most of these on and the network never lags because unlike wireless theres no speed drop so you get the full speed.

As far as im aware the 360 doesnt have gigabit anyway so that wouldnt make the slightest difference and has no one noticed that theres 2x pci connecters inside so you could easily put a gigabit Nic in it anyway
#15
most of you on here wouldn't know the difference between 10BaseT let alone gigabit so this server can stay low as there's nothing you will buy that costs £200 that will do the job aswell as one of these and bare in mind that its a server so way more reliable than your home machine and also think to yourselves that a decent Nas with a 1tb hard drive inside will cost nearly this much so that makes this a steal add in windows home server 2year warranty and its cheap.
#16
Not sure this is any better than a dual core atom board. Add a piece of memory and hardrive and case of your choice and still have change, certainly not worth £400 + that it is originally sold as, I have a wireless router that is gigabit and i did I.T at school so i know my stuff.
#17
polly69
most of you on here wouldn't know the difference between 10BaseT let alone gigabit so this server can stay low as there's nothing you will buy that costs £200 that will do the job aswell as one of these and bare in mind that its a server so way more reliable than your home machine and also think to yourselves that a decent Nas with a 1tb hard drive inside will cost nearly this much so that makes this a steal add in windows home server 2year warranty and its cheap.


Take a chill pill, we get it you think it's great deal. I hear what you are saying about the technology stuff in respect of the average readers understanding of its capability, but trust me a lot of them just do it to wind you, happens to me all the time when I post.

Post, don't post it's up to you but don't take it personally its their loss not yours.
#18
polly69
northernlights
No gigabit? Me, my 4 xbmc installs & my ps3 are out...
obviously know nothing at all about servers or networks, until recently 100mbps was what corporations had to use and it could do 100s if not 1000s of clients and im willing to bet your not even set up for gigabit anyway as the networks only as fast as the slowest link so if one computer not up to the job or 1 cable one switch then the best you will get is 100mbps and you wouldnt know the difference to have gigabit you need at least cat5e cables and you need a gigabit switch.I have 2 gigabit routes 1s a access point and i have 3 8 port switches and 1 of my main cables isnt upto the job i need to change it so im running on 100mbps and i can tell you straight i have way more devices on my network than you do and i cant bog the 100mbps down1x server2x nas4x 360 2 of which are jtagged so ftp to those3 laptops3 pcs that all share HD media from my server1 popcorn hour HD streamer1x AcRyan HD streamerAt times i can have most of these on and the network never lags because unlike wireless theres no speed drop so you get the full speed.As far as im aware the 360 doesnt have gigabit anyway so that wouldnt make the slightest difference and has no one noticed that theres 2x pci connecters inside so you could easily put a gigabit Nic in it anyway

Streaming may well be fine over 100, but copying files over a LAN will be slow at around 10-12MB/s

I run:

Windows Media Centre PC - 1000
Windows Desktop PC - 1000
Mac Desktop - 1000
4 Laptops - 100/1000
Linksys Router - 100
Cheapo TP link GBit switch - 1000
XBOX 360 - 100

While the streaming of video is fine around the house, the copying of files is slow on 100 links, on 1000 links (between Media Centre/Desktop/Laptops with 1000) it runs at 45-60 MB/s (even though it's limited to 4KB jumbo frames) which makes a huge difference when putting media onto the media centre.

My video collection is 3+TB in size, so LAN speed is an issue, IMHO.

For the price of this WHS (at £200 odd) you could buy a motherboard/cpu/ram/hdd/case, you may even stretch to an OS if you were careful, or buy a cheap Windows base unit aready built.

As for it being "A server so more reliable than a desktop" who's it made by? Has it got redundancy anywhere? Real servers still fail but usually have redundancy so they keep chugging along while you get parts repaired/replaced.

The comment "only as fast as the slowest link" says it all really, surely it depends on where that link is - as stated before, I get 45-60MB/s between anything that uses 1000 links
#19
Note that Microsoft are due to release a new version of Windows Home Server soon so it may be worth waiting for that.

I notice a few Windows Home Server products are currently being sold off at reduced prices so I assume the new version of Windows Home Server must be due out soon.
#20
andymagic
polly69
northernlights
No gigabit? Me, my 4 xbmc installs & my ps3 are out...
obviously know nothing at all about servers or networks, until recently 100mbps was what corporations had to use and it could do 100s if not 1000s of clients and im willing to bet your not even set up for gigabit anyway as the networks only as fast as the slowest link so if one computer not up to the job or 1 cable one switch then the best you will get is 100mbps and you wouldnt know the difference to have gigabit you need at least cat5e cables and you need a gigabit switch.I have 2 gigabit routes 1s a access point and i have 3 8 port switches and 1 of my main cables isnt upto the job i need to change it so im running on 100mbps and i can tell you straight i have way more devices on my network than you do and i cant bog the 100mbps down1x server2x nas4x 360 2 of which are jtagged so ftp to those3 laptops3 pcs that all share HD media from my server1 popcorn hour HD streamer1x AcRyan HD streamerAt times i can have most of these on and the network never lags because unlike wireless theres no speed drop so you get the full speed.As far as im aware the 360 doesnt have gigabit anyway so that wouldnt make the slightest difference and has no one noticed that theres 2x pci connecters inside so you could easily put a gigabit Nic in it anyway


Streaming may well be fine over 100, but copying files over a LAN will be slow at around 10-12MB/s

I run:

Windows Media Centre PC - 1000
Windows Desktop PC - 1000
Mac Desktop - 1000
4 Laptops - 100/1000
Linksys Router - 100
Cheapo TP link GBit switch - 1000
XBOX 360 - 100

While the streaming of video is fine around the house, the copying of files is slow on 100 links, on 1000 links (between Media Centre/Desktop/Laptops with 1000) it runs at 45-60 MB/s (even though it's limited to 4KB jumbo frames) which makes a huge difference when putting media onto the media centre.

My video collection is 3+TB in size, so LAN speed is an issue, IMHO.

For the price of this WHS (at £200 odd) you could buy a motherboard/cpu/ram/hdd/case, you may even stretch to an OS if you were careful, or buy a cheap Windows base unit aready built.

As for it being "A server so more reliable than a desktop" who's it made by? Has it got redundancy anywhere? Real servers still fail but usually have redundancy so they keep chugging along while you get parts repaired/replaced.

The comment "only as fast as the slowest link" says it all really, surely it depends on where that link is - as stated before, I get 45-60MB/s between anything that uses 1000 links


one simple answer gigabit pci card and of course theres redundancy raid can be done in software and 3tb of media mate my tv covers more than that and your all still missing the point you do what i do, remote desktop into your server and download the files direct to the drives attached to the server like i do and i have 50meg BB from virgin and i get a downstream of 6mbps and that cant saturate the 100mbps network as i can still copy files to and fro and stream 1080p mkv files to multiple PC's and networked devices.

Thats why i have MSCA qualifications because the concept is not lost on me and servers are built to a much higher standard than your home PC's hence the 2year warranty then theres the noise and heat this thing puts out not to mention the low power.

Thats why i expired it people on here are voting a readynas red hot with a 1tb hard drive in it and its only a few pound cheaper than a proper home server but that's the mentality of the members of this site
#21
polly69
andymagic
polly69
northernlights
No gigabit? Me, my 4 xbmc installs & my ps3 are out...
obviously know nothing at all about servers or networks, until recently 100mbps was what corporations had to use and it could do 100s if not 1000s of clients and im willing to bet your not even set up for gigabit anyway as the networks only as fast as the slowest link so if one computer not up to the job or 1 cable one switch then the best you will get is 100mbps and you wouldnt know the difference to have gigabit you need at least cat5e cables and you need a gigabit switch.I have 2 gigabit routes 1s a access point and i have 3 8 port switches and 1 of my main cables isnt upto the job i need to change it so im running on 100mbps and i can tell you straight i have way more devices on my network than you do and i cant bog the 100mbps down1x server2x nas4x 360 2 of which are jtagged so ftp to those3 laptops3 pcs that all share HD media from my server1 popcorn hour HD streamer1x AcRyan HD streamerAt times i can have most of these on and the network never lags because unlike wireless theres no speed drop so you get the full speed.As far as im aware the 360 doesnt have gigabit anyway so that wouldnt make the slightest difference and has no one noticed that theres 2x pci connecters inside so you could easily put a gigabit Nic in it anyway


Streaming may well be fine over 100, but copying files over a LAN will be slow at around 10-12MB/s

I run:

Windows Media Centre PC - 1000
Windows Desktop PC - 1000
Mac Desktop - 1000
4 Laptops - 100/1000
Linksys Router - 100
Cheapo TP link GBit switch - 1000
XBOX 360 - 100

While the streaming of video is fine around the house, the copying of files is slow on 100 links, on 1000 links (between Media Centre/Desktop/Laptops with 1000) it runs at 45-60 MB/s (even though it's limited to 4KB jumbo frames) which makes a huge difference when putting media onto the media centre.

My video collection is 3+TB in size, so LAN speed is an issue, IMHO.

For the price of this WHS (at £200 odd) you could buy a motherboard/cpu/ram/hdd/case, you may even stretch to an OS if you were careful, or buy a cheap Windows base unit aready built.

As for it being "A server so more reliable than a desktop" who's it made by? Has it got redundancy anywhere? Real servers still fail but usually have redundancy so they keep chugging along while you get parts repaired/replaced.

The comment "only as fast as the slowest link" says it all really, surely it depends on where that link is - as stated before, I get 45-60MB/s between anything that uses 1000 links


one simple answer gigabit pci card and of course theres redundancy raid can be done in software and 3tb of media mate my tv covers more than that and your all still missing the point you do what i do, remote desktop into your server and download the files direct to the drives attached to the server like i do and i have 50meg BB from virgin and i get a downstream of 6mbps and that cant saturate the 100mbps network as i can still copy files to and fro and stream 1080p mkv files to multiple PC's and networked devices.

Thats why i have MSCA qualifications because the concept is not lost on me and servers are built to a much higher standard than your home PC's hence the 2year warranty then theres the noise and heat this thing puts out not to mention the low power.

Thats why i expired it people on here are voting a readynas red hot with a 1tb hard drive in it and its only a few pound cheaper than a proper home server but that's the mentality of the members of this site


Mate i have a black belt in origami and a 12 inch co-k but i dont use it as a rule
banned#22
Great piece of kit - arrived today. Loaded up WHS updates and squeezebox software, works a treat. Will add a gigabit card and another hdd, very pleased.
#23
polly69
most of you on here wouldn't know the difference between 10BaseT let alone gigabit so this server can stay low as there's nothing you will buy that costs £200 that will do the job aswell as one of these and bare in mind that its a server so way more reliable than your home machine and also think to yourselves that a decent Nas with a 1tb hard drive inside will cost nearly this much so that makes this a steal add in windows home server 2year warranty and its cheap.


so you do talk like a tw*t to most people, mmmmm. you need help, fast....... issues..

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