Coming Home to Windows Home Server Part 31

Home server hardware options. 9/07/2010 5:57 AM Eastern

Coming Home to Windows Home Server Part 31

Sep 7, 2010 9:57 AM, By Eric B. Rux

Home server hardware options.

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Coming Home to Windows Home Server Series
Welcome Home! In this series, Eric B. Rux—Windows Home Server MVP—breaks down the Windows Home Server (WHS) with useful tips, new add-ins, problems solvers, and the latest news. ...

Last month, LaCie announced a new product based on Windows Home Server called the 5big Backup Server. I’m hoping to get my hands on one soon, but in the meantime, I thought this would be a good opportunity to list all products that are powered by Windows Home Server, including some technical details and pricing. If you’re in the market for a Home Server, you can use this information as a buyers’ guide to help you in your search.

All prices are either list price from the manufacturer, or list price from third-party web sites such as, etc.

This list will be updated as new products arrive, or if the specifications change, so be sure to check back if you’re still a few months away from a purchase. So far, we have products from HP, Acer, Asus, Levono, and now LaCie.

Windows Home Server Buyers' Guide. See a full-size version of this chart.

Is there something that you want me to cover for Windows Home Server? If so, drop me a line. I love hearing from you!
Until next month, have fun with your Windows Home Server.

Eric B. Rux is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro, co-founder of, and writes a periodic column for Residential AV Presents Connected Home. Eric is a senior Windows administrator and teaches the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) program at a technical college.

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