Acer Announces Expandable, $400 1TB Windows Home Server

Paul Lilly

Acer's new easyStore Home Server has made its way to the U.S. in a cool looking cube and sporting Microsoft's Windows Home Server, as well as 1TB of backup storage from the get-go.

"The trend of multiple computer devices per household continues to grow, particularly with regard to mobility. A significant pain point for consumers is how to consolidate and protect their digital data that's spread among multiple devices," said Sumit Agnihotry , Vice President of Product Marketing for Acer America. "Aspire easyStore is the ideal solution for networking home PCs and providing round the clock data protection. Offering remote access to digital data at home from anywhere in the world and automatic daily back-ups, it's the perfect companion to netbooks and notebooks. It's an extremely practical and affordable way to simplify and manage one's personal digital life."

Other hardware and specs includes an Intel Atom 230 processor (1.6GHz), 2GB of DDR2 memory, five USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, and a 200W power supply. But the coolest thing about the easyStore is the ability to add more drives via three hot-swappable 3.5-inch hard drive bays on the front of the cube, which potentially ups the ante up to 7TB of total storage.

The easyStore is available now for $400.

Image Credit: Acer

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