Asus TS Mini: home NAS with Windows Home Server
The unit comes with two 1-terabyte hard drives. External drives can be connected via USB and eSATA. The Home Server will have to be from mid-March for 399 euros.
Asus has introduced the TS mini-one Home Server based on Microsoft operating system Windows Home Server. The device with 2 TB of disk space is to be had from mid-March for 399 euros.
The TS Mini is powered by an Intel Atom N280 processor of the type with a 1.66 GHz clock frequency. Asus calls a power consumption of 24.5 watts in idle mode and 79.9 watts in operation.
Inside the 24.5 times 9.6 times 20.4 centimeter housing two 1-terabyte hard disk with 7200 revolutions per minute are housed. This internal expansion possibilities are exhausted. Additional drives can be connected externally via six USB 2.0 or two eSATA ports.
Asus also provides for a year to 500 GB free web space. The connection to the network via a 1-GBit/s-Ethernet-Schnittstelle.
The Windows Home Server provides data storage on the server and makes them available on demand via the Internet. The OS also has a streaming and sophisticated backup solution that ensures the entire image tailed computer to save space. Extensions can be made via plug ins.
Windows Home Server takes all the hard disks of the TS Mini - whether internal or external - together into a coherent memory. To avoid data loss occurs when a drive breaks down, can reflect folder. RAID is not used.
Also Acer has the Aspire EasyStore H340 atombasierten a Home Server with Windows Home Server Portfolio. ZDNet has tested it. Unlike the Asus, it offers four instead of two 3.5-inch drive bays.
Asus TS Mini: The storage solution for home use based on Windows Home Server comes with two 1-terabyte hard drives (Image: Asus).