Acer Aspire easyStore H340-L Home Server £199.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Acer Aspire easyStore H340-L Home Server £199.97 @ Laptops Direct

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Found 17th Nov 2010
£199.97* inc.VAT + £9.95 P&P
*price after £50.00 cashback


Product Description: Acer Aspire easyStore H340-L Home Server
Processor:Intel Atom (230) 1.6GHz 0.512MB (L2 Cache)
Memory:2GB(Installed)/2GB(Max) DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Disk:1.28TB (2x640GB Hard Disks)
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Optical Drive:None
Network Card:Ethernet 10/100/1000MBps Integrated
Graphics Device:Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Operating System:Microsoft Windows Home Server
Warranty: 1 Year Onsite Warranty

12 Comments

Original Poster

Can people who mark this as cold tell me where its cheaper? I want it for the cheapest possible price.


Looks like a viable alternative to a NAS unit - thanks for the heads up.

Same company on a well known auction site @£199-97. No cash back hassle and free postage.

Hope this is allowed.;)

Original Poster

Wow thanks I hadn't checked that.

iandhind

Same company on a well known auction site @£199-97. No cash back hassle … Same company on a well known auction site @£199-97. No cash back hassle and free postage.Hope this is allowed.;)


yes i believe a heads up to e-um- auction sites is fine.

No raid but 4 drives

Bung Lubuntu or CrunchBang on this and slip in a USB wireless N Dongle

Sweet

COCO

How fast is this Atom board at pushing data across? I am thinking that this would make a nice iTunes/Time Machine server if the throughput is ok.

Looks good to me for the money. Heat added.

Original Poster

Here are some speed tests:
maximumpc.com/art…ing
its not the fastest but should be fine as an itunes server.

No raid but 4 drivesBung Lubuntu or CrunchBang on this and slip in a USB … No raid but 4 drivesBung Lubuntu or CrunchBang on this and slip in a USB wireless N Dongle



Not RAID but Windows Home Server is included which has its own system for duplicating selected areas of the disks.

Read up about putting Linux on this box and does not seem too easy. Installing on a HDD in a PC and then moving it to this box seems to be the common way [see netkoo.ca/web…ch/?p=133]

Not heard of CrunchBang before so thanks for that.

Hot - ordered the 2 TB version!! extra £50 but I have two 1 Tb drives to add to it as well from a cancelled project(_;)

Original Poster

Good plan. Thats what I was going to do. By the way, its worth noting that unlike some nas drives, its ok to mix different storage drive sizes together and still keep redundancy.
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