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Acer Aspire easyStore H340

Acer Aspire easyStore H340
alaScore 85

115 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Acer Aspire easyStore H340. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price also get good feedback.

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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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Norman Chan (maximumpc.com)

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...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Mario Morejon (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire easyStore H340

 

The Acer Aspire easyStore H340 looks okay and performs well, but uses an unforgiving operating system that might make it hard to use without networking expertise.

Simple to use Windows Home Server interface.

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

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: J.R. Nelson (desktopreview.com)

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...

Jul, 2009

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire easyStore H340-H review

 

Acer is better known for its laptops than its NAS devices, but the Aspire easyStore is the latest in the company's line of network storage devices running Microsoft's Windows Home Server (WHS).

Despite a couple of flaws, Acer's Aspire easyStore is a fast, easy to configure and good-value network storage device.

Apr, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

Acer easyStore H340 2TB

 

Sporting an Atom CPU and running Windows Home Sever, the easyStore H340 isn't just your average NAS.

The Acer easyStore H340 is keenly priced and well featured. Windows Home Server's simple initial setup process belies its underlying capacity to be hugely customised by a willing user. NAS devices are so 2009, what you really want is a home server.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Shaun Dormon (reghardware.co.uk)

Acer Easystore H340 2TB Nas box

 

Solidly built Nas box with the home media enthusiast in mind.

So if you need a NAS solution which is built to withstand a tactical nuclear strike, holds four disks, has six expansion ports and interacts well with most popular devices, then keep your attention focused on Acer’s Easystore H340. However, the lack of...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Darien Graham-Smith (alphr.com)

Acer easyStore H340

 

The boxy easyStore H340 is Acer's first home server appliance - but in use it feels like a mature, professional device. Behind the glossy front panel sit four screwless drive bays, three of them hot-swappable (the bottom one is the system drive) and...

Not the most energy-efficient server, but well specified and comparatively affordable

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: jvball21 (newegg.com)

Acer support useless

 

It ask you for the serial number. I give it to it and it doesn't understand so it asks for it again. I give it again. This process repeats itself until it asks for it to be typed in with the keypad, so I type it in and it still doesn't understand. (I...

Wish I had the opportunity to use it to be able to review the features a functionality of this server, but I never even got it installed

Didn't work out of the box. Read the manual online before even opening the box so I could know what to expect. Followed instructions to the letter. When it came time to power it up, it never made it so that it would be possible to install the...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: BMan (newegg.com)

Will run WHS 2011 too!

 

With WHS 2011, I really do miss Drive Extender. Here's how I set up my drives: A fast 2T hd in slot 1, hosting the OS partition (C:) and a data partition (D:) for my working shares. The other three slots have slower 2T green drives -- E: for video &...

I used this box with the original OS for more than a year, and had a great experience. Then an added hard drive failed in a messy way (I lost backups, but luckily no data). I had to reinstall the OS, and decided to try WHS 2011. That is now working...

With the Atom processor, this server feels very slow when using the WHS 2011 Dashboard (or RDC) to manage it, especially compared to another 4-core Xeon-based server I have running the same OS. But then I don't really spend much time managing it. As...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: JDubb (newegg.com)

Most frustrating WHS box.. ever.

 

I would save yourself the trouble and spend a little more for the HP Proliant MicroServer instead. For the same price, you get a box not much larger, with video-out, and supports up to 8GB of RAM where the Acer's only support up to 2GB. You don't get...

It's a great form-factor device. And it's pretty quiet. With knowing how to swap out drives (I got this same one from Neweg on Sept 15, 2010). I had it up to *TB total drivespace, and running like a champ when it wasn't having other issues

the NIC is extremely unstable. I've had to send it in multiple times to get the mainboard replaced due to a failed NIC. This is very common and you can read about ot on the forums. Now, out of warranty, and a failed NIC again, it's almost $300 to...

Oct, 2011

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
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor Number:N230
Processor Series:Intel Atom 200 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4
Type:Atom

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35635
Processor package size:22

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