In case folks missed this, but today was an important milestone for the Windows Home Server category, with another major manufacturer – Acer – launching their product, the Acer Aspire EasyStore Home Server H.340 here in the United States. At $399 for a 2GB RAM with 1 TB HDD included (up to 4 HDDs supported), it’s a great value for all of you looking to add a Home Server to your repertoire.
Now available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
Still not convinced? Check out the good reviews for the product on CNET, Crunchgear, Gizmodo, and Engadget.
Congratulations Acer! Welcome to the Windows Home Server family!
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I recently picked up the Acer H340 and it is working great for me. I was especially impressed with the ease of adding the second hard drive as the bays are hot swap and toolless!
The only aspect I wasn't as excited about was the pre-installed MacAfee Total Protection software. They loaded it on as part of the system, not as an add-in which would have made it easy to remove. I did find reading through some other websites that you can remove it via Remote Access. it may have been nice for them to include that info though.
I put together some information on my experience with WHS here, http://www.squidoo.com/windows-home-server-info, hopefully it helps others as I think it was perfect for my needs!