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Acer Aspire easyStore H340

Acer Aspire easyStore H340
alaScore 87

116 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire easyStore H340 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Acer easyStore H340

 

Acer's entry-level easyStore H340 gives you everything you need to attach a robust Windows Home Server to your network, with plenty of room to expand. Its technical specs edge out HP's comparably-priced LX195—both are budget servers equipped with a...

Better value than HP MediaSmart LX195; four swappable drive bays; one-touch USB backup

Included software is pretty basic

One other notable feature is a one-touch USB backup button. Plug any USB hard drive into the front of the server, push the button, and the H340 automatically copies all of the files into the Public Shared Folder. It’ll also sort the files based on file...

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340

 

U.S. consumers have been limited to two choices when it comes to deploying a Windows Home Server machine: They could roll their own (from scratch or by repurposing an existing computer) or they could buy one of HP's MediaSmart models. Now there's a...

Fast; quiet; excellent price/performance ratio; large hard drive; lots of room for expansion; one-touch server back-up

Can't back up Macs; not as polished as HP's MediaSmart servers

Acer's new home server is a compelling value, even if it doesn't have as many features as HP's MediaSmart line.

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340

 

The Acer Aspire easyStore H340 is a network storage device that supports up to four terabytes. Yet, it is quiet and small enough that it can fit on a home office desk, and you won't know it's there. The H340 NAS uses only the basic features of Windows...

Simple to use Windows Home Server interface

Networking nightmare if your PC cannot detect NAS with UPnP. Remote access difficult to setup

The Acer Aspire is small, quiet, and inexpensive, but not really for the layman with no networking chops.

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340 Review

 

While the concept of servers is definitely not new, using them within the confines of the home definitely is.

Versatile ; Easily expandable ; 2GB RAM

WHS connector can be finicky ; Mysterious 'i' is vague

Reading around the internet, reception of Microsoft's Windows Home Server is favorable overall, with some users going so far as to say that it's the best product they've put out next to Windows itself. Frankly, I'm inclined to agree. The software is...

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340

 

This is a great server. I found one at approximately 25% off at Frys.com during one of their weekly ads. Others have touted deals at NewEgg. So, shop around. Regardless, an incredible value. True, it may not have all the flair of the added HP...

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340

 

This is a great server. I found one at approximately 25% off at Frys.com during one of their weekly ads. Others have touted deals at NewEgg. So, shop around. Regardless, an incredible value. True, it may not have all the flair of the added HP...

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340

 

Have had this about two weeks. I like the multi-drive bay plus the ability to connect external USB/hard drives for both additional storage pool assets and separable (3rd line off site backups) storage. It only uses about 45 watts, reduces to about 20...

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340

 

I had a home built Windows home server. It used up more energy, ran hot, noisy, and hard to change out drives. Completely opposite with the Acer. Plenty powerful enough, quiet, cool, small, easy hard drive swap and does just what it was designed to...

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340

 

This has got to be the best server, for consumers, to date. Finally, a server for everybody, that's designed with a practical, no nonsense approach. It's not crammed with a lot of bells and whistles, but does just what it's designed to do…and does it...

Consumer review by:

Acer Aspire easyStore H340

 

Have had this about two weeks. I like the multi-drive bay plus the ability to connect external USB/hard drives for both additional storage pool assets and separable (3rd line off site backups) storage. It only uses about 45 watts, reduces to about 20...

Product Specifications

Aspire is the heart of the digital home, it is also your home library of digital contents. Holiday photos, videos and music collections created everyday by any family member can now be kept together and therefore can be better organized: no more photos and music scattered and forgotten on different devices around the house, everyone can get to the photos, videos and music shared by everyone else. Your data stay safer with Aspire easyStore, too. Aspire easyStore protects your important files such as the photos of your unforgettable summary holidays from potential human or machine errors. Aspire easyStore is ideal for digital photographers who need to store digital photos without having to buy yet another USB hard drive, for people who have more than one computer and would like to better organize their digital archives, for families with multiple digital devices who would like to share files, photos, movies easily among one another and for those who are concerned about the security of their important files such as the photos of your new born baby. Aspire easyStore can be connected to your home network wirelessly, and its wireless functionality allows it to be placed anywhere at home without the limitations of cables. Aspire easyStore is ideal for the home environment: it's ultra-quiet, energy efficient and small in size, so you can put it anywhere you'd like, on the bookshelf, next to the TV, or at a corner in the work room.

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:4
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SATA

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.1in
Height:8.3in
Weight:11.2lbs
Width:7.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:H340-U2T1H/H340-UA230N
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer Aspire easyStore

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 945GC Express
Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Optical Storage (2nd)

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Home Server

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:N230
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage

Total Storage Capacity:1TB
Type:NAS server

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Capacity:1TB
Data Transfer Rate:300MBps
Form Factor:3.5 x 1/3H / 3.5" x 1/3H
Form Factor (metric):8.9 cm x 1/3H
Installed Qty:1
Interface Type:Serial ATA-300
Type:Removable

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:2TB
Recommended Use:Small business / Home use
Type:Server

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950
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