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Acer easyStore H340 2TB
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  • Aspire H340-M Network Storage Server (1 x Intel Atom 230 - 2 TB 2 x 1 TB - USB, RJ-45 Network)


March 11, 2010, 10:59 pm

No RAID support? No sale.

Presumably, as its Windows based, you would also have to apply service packs, run antivirus, etc., or do Acer provide net updates?


March 12, 2010, 12:29 am

Nice review of a decent product.

Can't help thinking that Acer's missed a trick.

HP's version of this is similarly priced, looks far nicer. Features wise, I can't see Acer having done anything to differtiate itself from the HP.

The HP is now several years old. I was hoping that a giant like Acer would have come up with something more than a 'me too' product.


March 12, 2010, 4:13 am

@Prem: Your similarly priced (but "beautiful" :-) HP comes with only a single 1TB drive, while this comes with two.

Anyone scared of WHS's lack of RAID should note that there is a thriving Linux-on-H340 community (indeed, if anyone wanted to replicate WHS's "safety by duplicating" method, do a google search for "project greyhole" -- still in its infancy but looking good.)


March 12, 2010, 4:48 am

Be careful with the installation of any software requiring administrative privilages using Romote Desktop as this provides a pseudo admin environment only and can cause software installation problems. There is a Micorsoft produced Whitepaper covering this 'feature' - just search MS. VNC or similar remote access offering true console replication do not suffer from this problem


March 12, 2010, 8:12 pm

Windows on a NAS? You've got to be kidding.


March 13, 2010, 5:40 am

Might want to hold off for a few months..


March 15, 2010, 5:25 pm

@gurnaik and the RAID concerned - I was obsessed with the idea that these WHS boxes don't have RAID until I did a bit of googling:

And now I'm no longer worried. Basically Drive extender has various benefits such as:

-use lots of different drive sizes/brands

-rescue data by just plugging drives into a PC

-only duplicate the data you want (perfect if you image your DVDs for convenient streaming)

The real risk is the loss of the system partition which is why I bought a Tranquil SQA-5H SAFE. It's WHS but with a mini-RAID ('SAFE') kit in one of the drive bays (two 2.5" in RAID1) taking up one 3.5" bay, for the OS. So best of both worlds. They now sell the SAFE separately too.


March 16, 2010, 6:08 pm

this seems far superior to any NAS and far more flexable, but it doesnt need antivirus does it?

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