Acer Aspire easyStore H340 - M PC Reviews: Windows Home Server Computer

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8.8 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
Acer Aspire easyStore H340 - M with Intel Atom 230 1.6 GHz Single Core Processor, 2GB of Memory and 2000GB Storage on Windows Home Server. See full product description

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Darren, Farnborough General user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very good product, easy to use, complete with windows home server software. 4 hotswap hard disk drives.
Well build solid case, nice and compact.
Bad points:
the microsoft DE storage system, can cause problems if you DONT create shares via the WHS console.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 8.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2010

Confirmed purchaser General user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent construction and performance for the price.
Bad points:
Microsoft "connector" software is a pain, and it's annoying that you don't get a choice whether or not to back up your PC. Not everyone will wish to. Once it's set up though, you can uninstall the connector software and use remote desktop instead, then remove the PC from the backup list if you wish.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Software bundle 6.0
How easy to connect to internet 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Nov 2010

Denny, Burnham General user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The easyStore H340-M home server is a delight to use, very well made and is exceptionally quite even sitting on my desk. The Lights Out feature (making the H340-M go to sleep when no PCs are on and then automatically coming back to life when a PC boots-up) is a simple task to set-up and works exceptionally well even with my wi-fi connecting laptops.
I haven't yet been able to make the server visible from the internet, but I think this more a problem with the port forwarding settings in my router rather than anything to do with the home server. All in all, this is a really nice device and you'll wonder why you haven't used one of these before; quietly backing up your PCs and making files available everywhere.
Bad points:
I've marked the 'ease of internet connectivity' as 5 as I unfortunately haven't yet been able to connect to the server from the internet - but this isn't a key reason for me buying the home server in the first place so it's not really an issue.
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Software bundle 9.0
How easy to connect to internet 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Oct 2010

Confirmed purchaser Music & entertainment fan

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Brilliant product, so easy to get setup. The unit is small and quiet, fits perfectly in a small space. I use it for backing up my wife laptop and for photo & movie storage which works great. I’ll be buying two more hard disk in the near future which will expand my storage from 2GB to 6GB.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Nov 2010

Mike, Bedford General user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
An inexpensive machine with massive storage and the potential to further upgrade (having two free drive-bays). The small footprint and quiet operation. The simplified interface which was enough to allow me to set the server up to support a network of three PCs/Laptops and it has been running steadily ever since (There is a full interface for those needing it). The active Forum discussing and supporting the Home Server Software and the possibility of applying "Addin's" to extend functionality.
Bad points:
The pre-installed anti-virus software which according to the Software house (McAfee) is unsuitable for running on servers (removed). Possibility that Microsoft may abandon support for the software when the new version is introduced (this latter likely will not include the "drive extender" utility which can be used with the Acer Aspire easyStore).
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Software bundle 10.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Dec 2010

Confirmed purchaser General user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Not noiseycompared to some
Bad points:
software supplied needs considerable upgrade
Overall rating 6.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Software bundle 5.0
How easy to connect to internet 10.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2011

David, Leighton Buzzard Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The setup was straightforward enough and only took a couple of hours. I did have to change my router to allocate fixed IP addresses but otherwise no problems.
Bad points:
It runs a little slowly at times perhaps due to the 1.6GHz processor. The operating system seems very slow at times especially when logging on.
Overall rating 8.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Software bundle 6.0
How easy to connect to internet 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2010

Product Features

Operating system Windows Home Server
RAM (Gigabytes) 2
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 2000
Number of cores Single
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Atom
Processor number 230
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Graphics card model number Media Accelerator 950
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Number of USB ports 5
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 945GC
Release date 2010-03-25

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